Kopi Luwak, Paperweights and URLs

paperweightAfter writing about Kopi Luwak Coffee and specifically AnimalCoffee.com and their sweet paperweights and Luwak Coffee gift boxes I got an email from Troy Davis of AnimalCoffee.com thanking me for the exposure and graciously offering to send me a sample of Luwak Coffee.

I naturally accepted and offered the suggestion that he should put his site name on the paperweight somewhere.

Troy responded:

I did consider having the URL of my site put inside the paperweights and key rings however both are made in a tiny hut in a fairly remote village in west Sumatra.

I kid you not.

If you had any idea of the time and trouble I have been through just in getting those items as they are now, of a standard that is acceptable to me; I am loathe to further complicate things. It is difficult for me to explain to the people in the village why I want to collect cat poo, have it encased in resin, and insisting it be done neatly. They think I’m insane but I pay well.

I am very amused. I suppose these are the challenges you face in the cat poo business.

Yesterday I received a small package from Indonesia. Inside a layer of tape, paper, cardboard and bubble wrap I found a wooden box with a metal plaq on top. Within that was a card with the story of Luwak coffee, a luwak coffee paperweight and a quarter pound of Luwak Coffee. What a great presentation.

I’m holding off until tomorrow (Saturday) to try this so I can enjoy it while I’m not driving, but the coffee smells fantastic. Thanks for sending me the coffee Troy!

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10 thoughts on “Kopi Luwak, Paperweights and URLs”

  1. Hello & Greetings from South India!

    I am a small coffee grower, and I wish to inform you that I am collecting KOPI LUWAK on my plantation from the past five years, albeit in small quantities of 2 to 3 kgs annually..

    To the best of my knowledge, I am the only producer of this exotic coffee in India!!

    Regards,
    Ganesh

  2. Hello again!

    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I have named this exotic coffee as KARIBECK KAPI – as I did not want to use the Indonesian name..

    Ganesh

  3. Interesting to hear Ganesh. Can you explain the origin of the name? (Sorry, I’m an ignorant monolingual American)

    Good luck, and just a suggestion, get some hosting and get your site off geocities. I’ve been very happy with DreamHost.

  4. Hello Jon:

    Thanks for the reply, the suggestion.

    KARIBECK in the local language (Kannada) means “Black Cat” 🙂

    Shall let you know if there are any further
    developments.

    Regards,

    Ganesh

  5. Hallo Ganesh,
    its very interesting for me to know that this coffee luwak you found in your plantation. I´m visited several times Coorg region and found this coffee in plantations of our friends. Nobody could explain to me what it is. How I can contact you by mail to get more information about?

    with greetings from Veronica , Berlin, Germany

  6. Hallo Ganesh, greetings from Germany to you!
    Its very interesting for me to know that this coffee luwak you found in your plantation. I´m visited several times Coorg region and found this coffee in plantations of our friends. Nobody could explain to me what it is. How I can contact you by mail to get more information about?
    veronica

  7. If anyone’s watched the movie “The Bucket List,” this very subject was covered in the movie. It seems that Jack Nicholson’s character was very much into Sumatran coffee, and when Morgan Freeman’s character did some research and revealed how it’s made, both characters got to cross off the one remaining item on their bucket list: Laugh until you cry.

  8. I feel really sorry about coffee growers, such an exotic coffee is wasting in their land and they dont aware that they were ignoring a gold. Recently i have found so many kopi luwak in my farm. The thing is i also left it as such. Somebody as to step up to create a awarness among the farmers.

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