How Animal Poop Coffee Is Made

You’ve probably heard of civet cat poop coffee (also known as kopi luwak). It’s actually one of the more popular types of animal poop coffee. But there are other types of animal poop coffee out there too, including bat poop coffee and coatis

All of these kinds of coffee are made by using beans that have been first eaten by an animal, then pooped out, and finally roasted and brewed. It might sound gross, but it’s really quite delicious. Here’s how it works:

Kopi luwak coffee is made from the coffee cherries (the fruits of the coffee plant that contain the seeds) that are digested by the Asian palm civet, then excreted in its feces. This is the most common type of animal poop coffee, and it’s also the most expensive.

From the Wild to Your Cup: Exploring the Unique Flavors of Animal Poop Coffee

Elephant poop coffee is another kind of animal poop coffee, but it’s more controversial because it involves forcing elephants into cages in order to collect their feces. It’s also very rare and expensive because it takes between 15-70 hours for the coffee to pass through an elephant’s digestive tract.

Bird poop coffee, on the other hand, doesn’t involve forcing animals into cages. The birds are gathered from their natural habitats in Taiwan and Chikamagalur, India. They are trained to eat coffee cherries and then the beans are collected from their feces, washed several times, roasted, ground, and brewed. This type of coffee has a distinctive flavor profile, including notes of chocolate and spice, and is less acidic than other types of coffee.