Kopi luwak is made from coffee beans that are ingested, digested, and excreted by Luwak – Asian palm civet. Coffee beans in Luwak civet dung will be washed and processed. The name Kopi luwak is a compound word from the Indonesian word “kopi” which means coffee and “Luwak” which is the name of a region on the island of Java, and also the name of the coffee-bean-eater civet.

According to oral tradition, kopi luwak was discovered during the period when Indonesia was colonized by the Netherlands. At that time, Indonesian farmers were forbidden from harvesting coffee for personal needs. They scrambled to get the coffee, and found that the civet’s dung contained naturally cleaned beans, free of mold or rot.

Farmers in Indonesia claim this is the best coffee in the world. Because civets are quite picky eaters, they only choose the most ripe coffee berries. In the process of chewing coffee beans, passing through the civet’s stomach and intestines, penetrating lightly into the coffee bean has broken the flavor and taste molecules in the organic structure of the coffee beans.

This coffee type is very expensive, with a kilogram costing around $1,300, and only 200 kilograms of coffee is sold worldwide each year. Currently, there are a number of countries other than Indonesia that can produce this type of coffee, such as the Philippines, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, in very limited quantities.

According to Wikipedia