Kopi LuwakKopi luwak, also known as civet coffee, is a unique type of coffee made from coffee cherries that have been partially digested by the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). The cherries undergo fermentation as they pass through the civet's intestines. After being excreted along with other fecal matter, they are then collected. The Asian palm civets are increasingly captured in the wild and traded for this purpose.
The production of kopi luwak is primarily centered on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, and in East Timor. It is also gathered from the wild or cultivated on farms in the Philippines, where it is referred to as kape motit in the Cordillera region, kapé alamíd in Tagalog areas, kapé melô or kapé musang in Mindanao, and kahawa kubing in the Sulu Archipelago. The term 'Weasel coffee' is an informal English translation of its Vietnamese name, cà phê Chồn.
Producers of these coffee beans argue that the unique process may enhance the coffee through two mechanisms: selection, wherein civets choose to consume only specific cherries, and digestion, where biological or chemical processes in the animals' digestive tracts alter the composition of the coffee cherries.
猫屎咖啡主要在印尼的苏门答腊、爪哇、巴厘岛、苏拉威西岛以及东帝汶生产。它还在菲律宾的森林中采集或在农场生产，被称为卡佩莫蒂特（Cordillera地区）、卡佩阿拉米德（塔加洛语区域）、卡佩梅洛（或卡佩穆桑）（棉兰老岛）以及卡哈瓦库宾（苏鲁群岛）。"鼬咖啡"是它的越南名称cà phê Chồn的非正式英文翻译。