100 Points - The origin of Kopi Luwak is closely connected with the history of coffee production in Indonesia. During the early 18th century the Dutch established cash-crop coffee plantations in their colony, the Dutch East Indies islands of Java and Sumatra, including Arabica coffee introduced from Yemen. During the era of Cultuurstelsel (1830—1870), the Dutch prohibited the native farmers and plantation workers from picking coffee cherries for their own use. Still, the native farmers greatly desired to taste and drink the famed coffee. Soon, the natives learned that certain species of Musang or luwak (Asian Palm Civet) consumed the coffee fruits, yet they left the coffee seeds undigested in their droppings. The natives collected these luwaks' coffee seed droppings, then cleaned, roasted and ground them to make their own coffee beverage. The fame of aromatic civet coffee spread from locals to Dutch plantation owners and soon became their favorite, yet because of its rarity and unusual process, the civet coffee was expensive even in colonial times.
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As of August 10, 2014 all Kopi Luwak orders will be sold in .114 kg / .25 lb. packaging