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
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)