I woke up this weekend to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. There’s nothing better!
I have to admit I was concerned as to just what kind of an aroma this coffee might produce. You see, it wasn’t just any ordinary coffee. It was the most expensive coffee in the world. It was Kopi Luwak.
It was on my bucket list to try. Happy birthday to me! I finally broke it out this weekend!
If you’ve ever seen the movie, The Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, this is the coffee on their bucket list. That is how I first learned of it.
I love coffee. ♡ And you know, enquiring minds want to know. 🙂 I was curious as to what this rare delicacy tasted like. The last few years I’ve been on a quest to try new things, experience life to its fullest.
Why not indulge myself in a cup of the world’s finest? Just to say I did. 🙂
The reason it is so expensive is the unique method it is produced. The coffee berries are digested by palm civet cats (Luwak) local to Indonesia. Their feces are collected, the undigested coffee beans (Kopi) are removed and processed like normal coffee beans, and sold as kopi luwak. Thus, creating it’s nickname, cat poop coffee.
The cost of a single cup of kopi luwak coffee costs approximately $ 35.00, and a one pound bag of genuine certified kopi luwak coffee beans costs at least $100.00.
And we pay money for this???!!!
Lots of it???!!! $$$$$
And then we drink it???!!!
How many of you have been curious like I was and also tried it?
I have to tell you, I was sadly disappointed. It was a good robust, smooth, with a hint of a sweet after taste, cup of coffee, but nothing to write home about. I expected a cup of coffee that would knock your socks off, put Starbucks out of business. In a taste test I probably would not know it from McCafe blend. Perhaps I’ll try my next cup brewed in my French Press using distilled water to see if that improves my opinion.
It just goes to show you expensive is not always better.
Or maybe it’s just because I live simply. I’m not a connoisseur of the world’s most expensive anything. Maybe I just don’t appreciate high quality when I experience it.
I’ll tell you a story about expensive things that I do appreciate. Matthew 26 tells us about a woman that approached Jesus with an alabaster flask of very expensive oil and poured it on His head as He was at the table with His disciples. They felt it a waste when it could have been sold and given to the poor. Jesus told them she did a beautiful thing to Him because there will always be poor, but not always Jesus present. She prepared Him for burial.
The woman gave her best to Jesus!
Now that’s how we should manage expensive things. Not just selfishly enjoying them all to ourselves. We should share them with others. Use them to glorify the kingdom of God.
On that note, who wants to sample a cup of my coffee with me? I’ll share! 🙂
a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of expensive perfumed oil, and she poured it on his head as he was at the table.