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Thanksgiving has come and gone, and just when you thought the turkey gorge was over, you open up your refrigerator and find all sorts of tinfoil wrapped casseroles and a lingering eau de sage. What's a severly yam-med out but unwasteful eater to do? That's where Melissa d'Arabian comes in.
If you are a coffee lover you might be tempted to pay for a cup of the most expensive coffee in the world. Indonesia's velvety tasting brew, Kopi Luwak, gives new meaning to rich coffee. It can cost up to $50 per cup.
"The supply is very limited in the world that makes the price is very expensive," Kopi Luwak brand managing director Henry Fernando said.
The reason the supply is limited has to do with how the beans are initially processed. Just a warning here, it isn't pretty.
Kopi means coffee in Indonesian and Luwak is a wild Asian palm civet, a fury creature that looks like a cross between a cat and a ferret. The civet climbs the coffee trees to find the best berries, eats them, digests the berries and eventually out comes the coffee beans in its stools. Farmers then pick up the civet droppings and take the beans to a processing plant. Something about the gastric juices in the civet's stomach gives Kopi Luwak its unique flavor.
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Some folks dread Thanksgiving leftovers. Some of us woke up today, sprinted to the fridge and commenced cramming chilled turkey scraps into our slavering gobs like rabid badgers.