November 14, 2012, Seattle, WA — Bryan-David Scott announced today that final negotiations concluded for their offerings of Kopi Luwak, the rarest, most unique and highly coveted coffee in the world. The company will begin offering Kopi Luwak to customers beginning December 12, 2012.
Twenty-three pounds per month will be made available. Each pound will be sold for $475 USD and will be available in half-pound and full pound sizes.
The origin of Kopi Luwak is closely connected with the history of coffee production in Indonesia. In the early 18th century the Dutch established cash-crop coffee plantations in their colony in the Dutch East Indies islands of Java and Sumatra, including Arabica coffee introduced from Yemen. During the era of Cultuurstelsel (1830—1870), the Dutch prohibited the native farmers and plantation workers from picking coffee fruits for their own use. Still, the native farmers wanted to have a taste of the famed coffee beverage. Soon, the natives learned that certain species of musang or luwak (Asian Palm Civet) consumed the coffee fruits, yet they left the coffee seeds undigested in their droppings. The natives collected these luwaks' coffee seed droppings, then cleaned, roasted and ground them to make their own coffee beverage. The fame of aromatic civet coffee spread from locals to Dutch plantation owners and soon became their favorite, yet because of its rarity and unusual process, the civet coffee was expensive even in colonial times.
To pre-order, please write to Luwak@cupofluxury.com.
An estimated 70% to 80% of Kopi Luwak Coffee which is available online is not 100% pure Kopi Luwak.
Because of this concern for potential fraud, Bryan-David Scott only offers customers 100% certified Arabica Kopi Luwak beans.