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What is copy-lyuvak - the most expensive and ambiguous coffee

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Copy-luvak. Photo: Depositphotos

Copy-luvak translated from Indonesian as "coffee-luvak." Lyuvak is a small animal with dark gray thick fur and white stripes on the muzzle that feeds on the berries of the Indonesian coffee tree. Its habitat is South and South-East Asia.

Copy-luvak is not arabica or robusta familiar to all of us. Together with the animal feces, there are undigested coffee beans. All this mixture is washed, dried and fried.

According to legend, the first to fall in love with coffee beans and leaves were Ethiopian goats. In the XII century, the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula brewed their coffee from raw beans. Already at the time of the Ottoman Empire, coffee began to be prepared in an oriental way - from roasted beans, to which cardamom, cloves and cinnamon were added. From the end of the seventeenth century, the first coffee houses began to open.

At the beginning of the 18th century, thanks to the Dutch, saplings of coffee trees appeared in Indonesia - on the islands of Java and Sumatra. Further coffee migrated to South America. So Brazil became the absolute coffee leader.

Somewhere 70 years ago began the history of mine-lyuvak. Then local residents discovered compressed coffee beans in the form of luvak feces. They animals mark their territory. Sumatrans decided to produce coffee from these feces.

The main peculiarity of the luvac is that the animal replaces the whole agricultural process - harvesting, disposal of pulp, fermentation take place in its digestive system and give a tangible result at the finish. A person needs only to wash the coffee beans and fry them. By the way, inside the luvak, the coffee bean is quite a long time - up to 2 weeks.

The cost of 100 grams of such coffee in Bali, Indonesia, ranges from $ 10 to $ 50 per pack. The high price is due to heavy manual human labor on the plantations of Sumatra. A cup of coffee in Tokyo, Singapore, London and New York is much more expensive - its cost reaches $ 100. This coffee has a mild taste without bitterness.

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