Weirdest Coffee Bean Facts That You Need To Know
Expensive Piece of Bean
Starting off with the most expensive, coffee drinkers may be familiar with this cash wrenching cuppa – the kopi luwak. At about $35 – $100 per cup, it is produced from coffee beans found in the byproduct of the Indonesian Civet cats. During the digestive process, the beans are processed by the enzymes in the Civet’s intestines, making it less acidic, less bitter and ironically, with a better aroma.
Excavating the oldest coffee bean in the world probably bring you back to the time you first taste coffee and how much it would change the course of your waking life. This discovery pushed the origins of coffee back to the early 12th century. This changed what we thought we knew about coffee, that these beans might have already been a staple trading commodity 250 years before it was spread to the Middle East. The tiny magic bean was unearthed in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, near Dubai.
With a recurring obsession with animals being a part of the coffee preparation process, it comes to little surprise when the Taiwanese produced the monkey spit coffee. Farmers would harvest and roast these half chewed seed regurgitated from the Formosan Rock Macaques. For the curious, it reportedly yields a sweet brew, topped with vanilla-scent.
None shall sleep tonight
Aptly named the Death Wish Coffee, a serving of these Robusta coffee beans hold up to 651mg of caffeine. That is almost 200% more than the average cup of joe. This lethal brew is said to be the strongest coffee in the world, with many caffeine addicts citing that this elixir bestows an endless supply of energy and a feeling that sleep is for the weak.
Coffee beans has been through multiple testing to get to the wide varieties that we grew to love. Whether you like your coffee deathly strong, or prefer to have it processed by animals, before you take a sip of your next cuppa, perhaps take some time to appreciate the weird and wonderful world of the coffee bean.