Zeke’s Coffee is hosting its third annual kopi luwak tasting on the hour from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 10 at its Lauraville store. This is a coffee unlike any other you’ve probably had.
The Asian palm civet, or luwak, is a small weasel-like mammal found on the islands of Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi, according to a press release. It eats the native coffee (kopi) berries whole and excretes the pit, or coffee bean. The feces is harvested, washed (that’s an important part. I'd say), and sold for upward of $600 per pound because it’s so rare.
On Sunday, you can sample kopi luwak at Zeke’s for $10 a cup. The tasting event is usually a sellout, but tickets are available now. See you there.