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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Cat Poop Coffee

OK, in tribute of the Saturday morning cartoons that our kids are watching right now, let's discuss Cat Poop Coffee; otherwise known as Kopi luwak.

Now, this is something I never knew about before, until I saw a TV episode about it last night. Hard as it may be to believe, Kopi luwak is considered a gourmet coffee that is hard to harvest because it is made of coffee beans collected out of cat poop.

Yup. And you thought no one could be that gullible. Here we see a classic example of The Emperor's New Clothes.

And it got me thinking: What can we pass off to these elitists? I'm going through my garbage right now.

P.S. You know, I'm suddenly reminded of a nauseating practice that isn't spoken of much. It took place up through the 1800s. People consumed powdered mummies with the belief that it was a general cure for most maladies as well as being an aphrodisiac.

10 comments:

back-to-basics said...

YUK! We have two gecko's. Think we can make money off of their poop?

Saur♥Kraut said...

*g* Nope, anyone can get a gecko nowadays. We need to find something more exotic. Maybe if you flavor it with mango and coconut, and brew it with filtered water from Chernobyl.

bananarama said...

Ewww. I'm switching to tea this morning. I know not all coffee is cat poop coffee, but that just put me straight off my coffee. As for the mummies, I'll take ginseng instead - thanks. MY IDEA: Pickled Mouse Feet.

United We Lay said...

GROSS! I saw it on a report on the cooking channel a while ago. I love coffee, but EEEEEEWWWWWWW. Green Powder is good for energy.

Tabasamu said...

Why reinvent the wheel? They just need to discover good old fashioned soul cookin'. Ha!

back-to-basics said...

Now your talking TC!

Tabasamu said...

;-) Thanks, Michelle. How about contributing a recipe to my blog?

back-to-basics said...

OK TC - Go look on your blog. You may regret asking me for a recipe, but I did it,

Saur♥Kraut said...

Oooh, Beef Stroganoff! I love that!

Tabasamu said...

Yeah Saur - much better than cat poop...huh? ;-)