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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Double-Doodie Mocchaccino

This is something that I have never seen in Starbucks and do not expect to see it anytime soon. But a special coffee, collected in the coffee plantations in Sumatra, is found in the feces of civet cats that eat coffee berries, digest them and then excrete them. The feces with the coffee beans in them are then collected and processed into this delightful warm drink....
Basically this feral feline prowls Sumatran coffee plantations at night, choosing to eat only the finest, ripest cherries. The stones (which eventually form coffee beans) are then collected by sifting through the Civet's number twos.

Revered for its luscious chocolatey flavour Civet Coffee is totally safe, totally sterilised and totally delicious. Plus there's no discernable aftertaste.
Only about 500 kilos of this is collected a year. And its very comforting to me that there is no discernable 'aftertaste.'


At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 2003 SARS outbreak in China has been traced to consumption of civet cats, especially in south west locales like Nanning.

Wonder if the new found novelty of coffee gourmetry among Chineses will result in change of their dietary habits, when the risk of deadly disease didnt.


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