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Topic: all things Luwak (11 msgs / 158 lines)
1) From: David F Iseminger
sorry but I have to ask anyone tried Kopi Luwak?  If so what did you
think?  If not would you try it if available?  is it available green?  

2) From: David F Iseminger
in answering my own post I see that it is available green but I can't
imagine spending that sort of money on coffee

3) From: Eddie Dove
I can't say that I have ever had the occasion to become a member of the
Fraternal Order of the Fecal Fellowship.
I believe (could be wrong) that Tom had it at one time and I am almost
certain that miKe mcKoffee has had it and hopefully will chime in.
Look here at Tom's funny entry in his cupping log about it:http://www.sweetmarias.com/cupping-log/CuppingSampleLog.htmEddie
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4) From: Fancye9876
Yes, I tried it.  Don't know if I roasted it right but was not  impressed.  
Smelled very musty, earthy while roasting and tasted the same  to me.  I didn't 
like it. I threw out both drip pots I made with it.   But I had to give it a 
try.  I still have about 1/4 lb to roast.

5) From: Fancye9876
I bought some for $49.00 per kilo. and I will never buy  anymore.

6) From: Aaron
'Green'  umm, ya sure it isn't brownish?  I hope we don't start seeing 
advertisements for it's freshness.
Hand picked... still steaming...
 From the pooper to the perker in 2 days.
Given what it is and all, I wonder if they do anything to somehow 
sterilize the greens they sell.. and if not, I wonder how long it'd last 
before getting moldy, growing, or god only knows what it might start doing.
Sorry, I still won't be drinking any.

7) From: Sheila Quinn
Thanks for posting this link, Eddie. I'd never seen these before. Very 
entertaining to read these notes! :)
Makes one realize that it takes several coffees to find a winner, too!

8) From: miKe mcKoffee
Indeed purchased a pound of Kopi greens (or browns, looks very similar to an
aged Indonesian) back in '01 first year home roasting (For $150 from Coffee
Critic). Back then seemed a very deep brooding complex syrupy cup, but not
brooding like a Monsooned Zombie coffee, very different, and not at all
unpleasant. Don't know what my opinion of it would be today but IMO any true
Coffee Connoisseur should try it at least once!
Here's a couple articles about Kopi Luwak, two different points of view.http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/kopiluwak.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Eddie Dove
	Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 3:23 PM
the Fraternal Order of the Fecal Fellowship.
	I believe (could be wrong) that Tom had it at one time and I am
almost certain that miKe mcKoffee has had it and hopefully will chime in. 

9) From: Brett Mason
Cmon Aaron, They give the creatures a bath every couple of months - what
could be cleaner?
On 1/16/07, Aaron  wrote:

10) From: jim gundlach
I've tried three different Kopi's.  Two of them I roasted, the other  
was pre-roasted and brewed at the Ig-Nobel awards back in 2004.    
There were clearly difference in the quality of the beans independent  
of the processing.  There is a distinct earthy note to all of them.   
I think it is way over priced and except for the experience of having  
had it, I can't recommend it.  But if you can get some at a  
reasonable price, I'd say go ahead.
    Pecan Jim
On Jan 16, 2007, at 5:07 PM, David F Iseminger wrote:

11) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
it tastes like robusta, mostly because it is... (nomatter what the 
claims are). save yourself and get a lb of our thumb's down coffee! 
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