Wednesday, June 3, 2015

weasel coffee

Someone asked me recently what was the weirdest thing Anders and I tired while in Vietnam. Without hesitation, I had to say Weasel Coffee.

Weasel Coffee is the rarest and most expensive coffee in the world. This coffee exists only in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. In this part of the world, weasels eat mature coffee beans and discard the beans in their feces. It is then collected by farmers and processed. When the beans are in the weasel's digestive system, the beans mix with their stomach enzymes and it changes the flavor of the coffee. It becomes buttery with the taste of syrup that brings out the harmony of jungle and chocolate. (I stole that from the brochure). 

I realized this might sound disgusting. Okay, it is disgusting, but, in fact, is really delicious and smooth. The coffee is cleaned so it's not like you are actually ingesting feces of any sort, but it is hard to look past that, though.

This tiny, tiny little cup of coffee cost $10. A normal sized bag (like you would find in the grocery store) was $100!

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