KOPI LUWAK COF­FEE, IN­DONE­SIA

Friday - - Leisure -

WHERE? An­i­mal Cof­fee, In­done­sia WHAT? Pro­duced mainly on the is­lands of Su­ma­tra, Java, Bali and Su­lawesi in the In­done­sian ar­chi­pel­ago, this elite cof­fee’s unique qual­ity comes from the cute, cat-sized Luwak Asian palm civet that helps pro­duce it. The civet picks only the best cof­fee cher­ries to eat, there­fore the undi­gested cof­fee beans in its dung are guar­an­teed to be of the high­est qual­ity. Once roasted, they pro­duce a full-bod­ied aro­matic brew. You can buy 1kg of this odd cof­fee with it’s dis­tinc­tive af­ter­taste for around $500 (Dh1,800). The look on your friends’ faces when you serve it, how­ever, is price­less.

DON’T MISS: Bar­ter­ing for goods in Jakarta’s Pasar Baru; brows­ing ar­chae­o­log­i­cal arte­facts at the Na­tional Mu­seum of In­done­sia; fol­lowed by a stroll around the de­light­ful Sunda Ke­lapa Old Har­bour.

SPEND THE NIGHT: At the Jakarta Man­darin Ori­en­tal, a stylish ho­tel with stun­ning city views.

GET­TING THERE: Emi­rates flies di­rect to Jakarta

from Dh2,365.

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