World Most Expensive Coffee Make from Civet’s Poop

World Most Expensive Coffee Make from Civet's Poop

Why drink World Most Expensive Coffee Make from Civet’s Poop? It is high time we stopp drinking it. Civet coffee is not harvested in the wild in limited quantities.  It is mass produced by animals kept in appalling conditions.

According to folklore, the Indonesian plantation workers discovered the civet coffee.  The civet eats the ripest coffee bean, then pass out the undigested coffee bean along with their poop.

The workers picked up the bean, clean, then roasted the excretion .  The civets’ digestive systems gave kopi luwak a uniquely rich aroma and smooth, rounded flavor. The Dutch plantation owners become addict to it. 

World Most Expensive Coffee Make from Civet’s Poop

In the past 10 years, kopi luwak has won the hearts — and wallets — of global consumers.  A cup sells for RM 200.00 in Malaysia. A 70 gram of wild civet coffee is selling at $80.00.  

Why such exorbitant prices?

It is claimed that only 500 Kg annually of civet coffee beans been collected from the wild animal. Is that true?

Due to the high price of civet coffee, Asian farmers  have jumped on the bandwagon. How many Civet been caged? It is estimated. 50 tons of mass-produced civet coffee from Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and China flood the market every year. 

With the mass production , yet the price is still high beyond the reach of an average middle-income  earner. We have to thank The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2003 and the myth of its all-natural origins was propagated in a Jack Nicholson–Morgan Freeman  scene in the 2007 film The Bucket List

Happiness at the expenses of Civet Suffering.

Why must we drink civet coffee at the expenses of the solitary confinement of such animal?  The civet is caged in a 2 m by 1½ m wide and 2½ m high and for no longer than six months.

Asian palm civet – solitary and territorial by nature — shouldn’t be kept in cages, nor in enclosures.  A single civet needs an average of 17 SQ km of territory. It reported that 100 civets kept in a half-hectare coffee farm. It’s kind of a prison camp where they fight each other.

A hazardous drink to our health.  

The fungi will contaminate the civet coffee bean  if it was ground more than 24 hours. It is better for us to stick to our regular arabica.


Production of Civet Coffee

Collecting the beans in the wild from where a civet would defecate as a means to mark its territory. On farms, civets are either caged or allowed to roam within defined boundaries.

A civet eats the coffee berries  for their fruit pulp. After spending a  day and a half in the civet’s digestive tract, the beans are then defecated in clumps. Keeping their shape and still covered with some of the fleshy berry’s inner layers.

The clump is covered  with feces and pathogenic organisms. The beans contain negligible amounts of the enteric (pathogenic) organisms associated with feces. 

The Cherry

A civet cannot completely digest the cherry or endocarp surrounding the bean. After collecting,the farmer does thorough washing and removes the endocarp. Eliminating any remain bacteria by the final roasting of the beans.

 

 



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Health Benefits Drinking Kluang Black Coffee

Health Benefits Drinking Kluang Black Coffee

Health Benefits Drinking Kluang Black Coffee

Coffee is actually very healthy as it is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients.  It improves your health. The health benefits drinking Kluang Black coffee has a much lower risk of several serious diseases.

The health benefit of drinking black coffee has been confirmed in actual human.

1.  Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter

Coffee increase energy level and make the drinker is less feeling tired easily. (1, 2).

It contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world (3).

The caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and then it travels into the brain (4). In the brain, caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.

When that happens, the amount of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine actually increases, leading to the enhanced firing of neurons (5, 6).

Coffee improves various aspects of brain function. Including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function (7, 8, 9).

2. Coffee Burn Fat

Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement. It is a natural substance been proven to help fat burning.

Studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11% (10, 11).

Other studies show that caffeine can specifically increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people (12).

However, it is possible that these effects will diminish in long-term coffee drinkers.

3. The Caffeine Improve Physical Performance

Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat (13, 14).

It also increases Epinephrine levels in the blood (15, 16).This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical activities.

Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel (17, 18).

It is not surprising to see that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11-12%, on average (29, 20). Makes sense to have a strong cup of coffee about a half an hour before you head to the gym.

4. There Are Essential Nutrients in Coffee

Coffee is not  just black water. A single cup of coffee contains many nutrients as follows(21):

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA.
Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA.

It is not seem like a big deal, most people are drinking more than one cup per day. If you drink 3-4, then these amounts quickly add up.

5. May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes  currently afflicting about 300 million people worldwide. It is a gigantic health problem.  Rising blood sugars in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to secrete insulin.

Coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The studies show coffee drinkers  have a 23-50% lower risk of getting this disease, one study showing a reduction as high as 67% (22, 23, 24, 25, 26).

18 studies with a total of 457,922 individuals, A daily cup of coffee has  a 7% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes (27).

6. Coffee May Protect You From Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common to people aged 65 above.   It is incurable neurodegenerative disease. It is the leading cause of dementia worldwide.

Prevention is better than cure.  Proper healthy diet and exercise and  drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well.

Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease (28, 29).

7. Caffeine May Lower The Risk of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, after Alzheimer’s.

The death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain is the main caused. Another incurable disease, it is better to focus on prevention.

In studies, coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, with a reduction in risk ranging from 32-60% (30, 31, 32, 33). The caffeine itself is causing the effect. People who drink decaf have a lower risk of Parkinson’s (34).

8. Coffee Appears to Have Protective Effects on The Liver

The liver has hundreds of important functions in the body.

Several common diseases primarily affect the liver, mainly  hepatitis, fatty liver disease and others. These diseases can lead to a condition called cirrhosis, in which the liver has been largely replaced by scar tissue.

Coffee may protect against cirrhosis. People who drink 4 or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk (35, 36, 37).

9. Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier

Depression is a serious mental disorder that affected your  quality of life. Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.

In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed (38).

Another study with 208,424 individuals found that those who drank 4 or more cups per day were 53% less likely to commit suicide (39).

10. Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Risk of Some Types of Cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of most death.  It is characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.

Coffee appears to be protective against two types of cancer namely, liver  and colorectal. Liver cancer is the third leading cause of death follows by colorectal ( 40).

Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer (41,42).

One study of 489,706 individuals found that those who drank 4-5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer (43).

11. Coffee Does Not Cause Heart Disease and May Lower The Risk of Stroke

Truly, caffeine can increase blood pressure. but  the effect is small (3-4 mm/Hg) and usually goes away if you drink coffee regularly (44, 45).

Be careful, if you have elevated blood pressure (46,47), the effect may persist in some people.But, the studies do NOT support the myth that coffee raises the risk of heart disease (48, 49).

In fact, evidence show that women who drink coffee have a reduced risk of heart disease (50).  A 20% lower risk of stroke (51,52) for coffee drinkers.

12. Long Live for Coffee Drinker

Less likely to get many diseases, it makes sense that coffee could help you live longer. Several observational studies showing that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death.

Drinking coffee has a 20% lower risk of death in men and women death is a 26% lower. It study covered a period of 18-24 years (53).

It strong effect show in type II diabetics. A 20 years study, diabetics who drank coffee had a 30% lower risk of death (54).

Welcome to Kluang Town a heaven for coffee addict drinker. 



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Hainanese’s Tranditional Way of Making Aromatic Fresh Coffee Bean

Hainanese's Traditional Way of Making Aromatic Fresh Coffee Bean

Hainanese’s  Traditional Way of Making Aromatic Fresh Coffee Bean

Coffee, the miraculous brew that gives our mornings the extra kick we require to last throughout the day. With an ever popular coffee culture on the rise, it is amazing to realize Kluang is a heritage town since earlier 1900 era.

Learn How to Make fresh Coffee Bean The Hainanese’s Traditional way 

First, a Roaster  roasted the green bean. One needs the experience and expertise to roast coffee traditional coffee. The duration of time to roast the coffee bean is about estimation.

The Hainanese will NEVER reveal their trade secret how to make the perfect aromatic coffee bean to the public no matter how I trick him several times. You listen for the sound when you roast the beans. During the first crack, you will hear popping sounds like firecrackers. When the second crack happens, it is a louder, more insistent firecracker sound, then you know it is already roasted.

A large mixing wok where Foreigner  especially the young Bangladesh  workers mix the roasted bean with margarine and sugar.

“Why Bangladesh , not Malaysian workers?’

“Ai you, you don’t may, Malaysian where can stand the heat and hot plus dark dirty working area.  Here , no air-con, local people see “terus cabur” he answered with local slag  Malaysian English.

“What is the ratio for the coffee bean with margarine and sugar” I probed further.

“Sorry lah, it is a trade secret!” He annoyed with my question.

After this process, Another machine is used the dry the coffee bean.  At this point, the coffee beans are in clumps due to the mixture of  margarine and sugar.

A customised designed  machine is used to the clumps. The final step is optional, grind the beans or not. Most of the delighted customers prefer to grind the coffee beans right under their nose to determine the freshness of the coffee powder.

Roasting traditional local coffee is a tough job because of the smoke and the heat.

Why Hainanese Makes the Best Coffee 

There is saying among the local people.

If one day in the morning, the Hainanese don’t drink a cuppa , they go “gila“.  It means go crazy.

Hainan coffee, called “kopi,” is for some an acquired taste. Made by pouring boiling water through grounds held in a cloth “sock” filter. It has a thick, strong and bitter taste . It is drunk hot or iced, usually mellowed with sweetened condensed milk. Served along  “Western” dishes like toast and eggs, and Malaysian standards such as fried rice and noodles and the famous local dish “Nasi Lemak” wrapping in the freshly cut banana leaf. Not to miss the slice of bread , wholemeal or Hainan’s Bread is charcoal-grilled toast with butter and kaya, a coconut jam.

Liberica coffee, a variety native to Africa finds it way to the small holder in mostly in the central and southern states of Selangor and Johor in 1800.  It is inferior and cheap quality, the Hainanese adding margarine and sugar to the coffee bean to give a disguise and uniqueness taste.  The coffee bean  has the distinctive burnt flavor.

Do you agreed with me, the Hainanese take to pain to make a cuppa welcoming the day. ? Your opinions and comments are welcomed.

Glossary

Kopi:  A cup of hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk

Kopi O:  with sugar only

Kopi kosong:  hot coffee with no sugar and no milk

Kopi C: A cuppa with evaporated milk and sugar.

Kopi C Kosong: coffee with evaporated milk and NO sugar.

Kopi camp: A mixture of coffee with tea and sweetened condensed milk.

“Peng” added to any of the above will get you the said version in a glass, over ice.

“Kaow” added to any of the above will get you an extra strong cup (or glass).

 

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Welcome to Kluang Town A Heaven For Coffee Addict Drinker

Welcome to Kluang Town A Heaven For Coffee Addict Drinker

Welcome to Kluang Town A Heaven For Coffee Addict Drinker

The word Kluang hails from the word ‘keluang’. ‘Keluang’ is a large bat that devours on durian flowers and fruits such as rambutan, “rambai” (Baccaurea motleyana)  , and others. When nightfall, a herd of bat flocking out from their nest  looking for its staple diet. Those countless bats believed to inhibit in a hill called Gunung Lambak.  Farmers perplexing on how to get rid of this pest. Ultimately, they consulting a witch  to perform a ritual at the foothill  to chase away the bats from coming back to their orchards.

Why Kluang is famous for coffee addict drinker  

Kluang town lies in the heart of Johor state. There is a railway station that built by the British in the 1900 era to transport the agriculture produce like, coffee bean, rubber , timber and daily consumer goods between the Malaya settlement.

When the British came here to clear the jungle for rubber plantation. Their habits of High tea drinking  with a cup of cuppa or tea during the morning and afternoon break. They accompanied with their office staff and family member during the recess time.

Since there is a huge demand for coffee’s  cafe. The cafes mushroomed like the flower blooming after the rain.   Today, there is more than 400+ coffee shops in a town with a population slightly over 300,000. Every row of shop lot, you are bound to find a coffee kiosk.

The shop is full house anytime especially during the breakfast during the weekend.  You can hardly find a seat vacant. The drinkers  don’t mind to wait for half an hour just for the sake of a cup of  the cuppa. There are patrons drinking 3 cups in the morning at one go along the Malaysian famed” Nasi Lemak” wrapped in a banana leaf.

” Boss , give me  a cup of “Kopi cham” with a slice of “roti Kahwin toast”  more “Kaya” please.” A lad gives an order. A high tea will not complete without a cup of hot brew coffee.

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