KOPI LUWAK COFFEE, INDONESIA
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