Kopi Luwak


  • Ubud Me Sari Luwak Coffee Agrotourism (Jl. Pinus, Abiansemal, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar)
  • Negari Luwak Coffee (Jl. Raya Singapadu, Singapadu Tengah, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar)
  • Lumbung Sari House Of Luwak Coffee (Jl. Raya Lodtunduh, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar)
  • Celuk Swing & Luwak Coffee (Jl. Jaga Raga, Celuk, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar)
  • Bulan Sari Luwak Coffee (Jalan Raya SMKI, Batubulan, Sukawati, Batubulan, Kabupaten Gianyar)


Kopi is the Indonesian word for coffee and Luwak is the local name of the Asian palm civet. Kopi Luwak is the coffee that has been digested by an Asian palm civet. The civet eats the coffee cherries, the cherries go through the digestive track and fermentation occurs, and then they pass through the intestines and eventually pooped out. The coffee cherries are then picked out from poop aka poop coffee.

Kopi Luwak has a unique history behind the legend. In the early 18th century the Dutch established coffee plantations on the volcanic islands of the Dutch East Indies. This Coffee Luwak Arabica coffee hails from the mystical island of Bali.
During the early years Dutch Coffee Plantation owners forbade the local natives from harvesting and brewing the coffee beans for their own consumption. The indigenous people, being resourceful, soon discovered that the asian palm civet, favored eating coffee beans. These Luwak beans were collected, washed, sun dried and then roasted to produce a coffee with a deep richness, minus the acidity. The process of the bean passing through the digestive tract of the civet chemically alters the proteins in the Kopi Luwak coffee bean to yield more complex and smooth flavors, not found in conventional coffees.

The resulting coffee is said to be like no other in the world (literally). It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel and/or chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, musty and exotic. The body can be syrupy and it’s the smoothest coffee you will ever have.

One must wonder how this coffee came to be. How was it discovered ? Who thought of drinking coffee in which an animal would eat and then expel ?
There are many theories out there but personally this one is my favorite. It is theorized that local low income families and natives could not afford to purchase coffee since they barely had enough to survive. Therefore they picked up the Luwak’s dropping and prepared them for roasting. Of course they were all well cleaned and proper steps were taken to make sure it was consumable.
Guess what? Now this coffee luwak is known as a worldwide delicacy.


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