A Weasel In Every Cup

This post has absolutely nothing to do with politics–unless you ponder the crap sold by our lying weasel politicians, who routinely insist they’re doing it to improve the flavor of the Constitution:

The Special Taste of Weasel Coffee

One of the best coffees in the world is found in Vietnam but the story behind its “production” is not for the faint of heart.

Wild weasels run around the coffee plantations, eat the best and ripest coffee cherries and then after some time, leave their droppings around with the coffee beans relatively undigested and intact. However, the enzymatic process that happens inside their stomachs give the undigested coffee beans a rather earthy, chocolaty flavor when roasted and ground. This unique, distinctive taste is priced by coffee connoisseur who pay heavily for this special type of coffee. With only around 700 kg of weasel coffee harvested per year in Indonesia and Vietnam, not only does it command a premium price, it also becomes a symbol of stature and power. In fact, the weasel coffee is commonly given as a token to visiting heads of states and dignitaries visiting Vietnam.

Most types of weasels found in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and China are meat-eaters. However, one type of civet in Buon Ma Thuot Province in Vietnam only eats fruits, with ripe coffee cherries as its staple. Being a nocturnal animal, it only feeds from 10pm to midnight, gnawing on the thin outer skin of the cherries then swallowing it whole.

Buon Ma Thuot in Vietnam is one of the  only two coffee-growing regions in the world where authentic civet coffee is produced. Weasel coffee from this region has an excellent chocolaty taste and distinctive aroma that is markedly different from those produced in other areas. This is partly due to the non-meat diet of the weasels and partly due to the topography of the area, with its basaltic soil and mineral-rich Dray Sap waterfalls making the area more fertile. All of these factors make Buon Ma Thuot’s weasel coffee the King of Coffee, truly superior in taste and flavor. (Trung Nguyen Coffee)


About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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8 Responses to A Weasel In Every Cup

  1. I’m especially leary of the weasels found in Indonesia.

  2. I humbly consider myself a conissieur of fine coffee. Although I’ve never had the pleasure of Weasel Coffee I have had excellent coffes from Columbia, Costa Rica, Brazil and Arabic coffees; but I alway found Venezuelan coffee superior. Unfortunately it is becoming more difficult to come by. Prior to Chavez, Venezuela was a coffee exporting country. Now we import around 60% of our coffee. The communist ruin everything.

  3. wdednh says:

    They Can keep the poop coffee to the rich and famous, this is one time I’m happy that I’m neither 🙂

    • Bob Mack says:

      That’s “weasel-poop” coffee, if you please, ANTHONY. We wouldn’t want to drive away potential buyers. As for me, I’ll take my caffeine without the aromatics.

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