28 Jul '15, 5pm

Be one of the 1st to get @afineur's cruelty-free Kopi Luwak on @kickstarter! #C…

For those rare Sprudge readers unfamiliar with kopi luwak, it is the most expensive coffee in the world and perhaps the most controversial: partially digested coffee cherries are harvested from the poop of the luwak, or civet. Luwak lovers praise the way the civet’s stomach transforms the beans, while others decry the animal abuse that can accompany Luwak production . In recent years scientists have studied the fermentation process that takes place in the civet’s stomach, hoping to find a way to tell real kopi luwak coffee from the fake stuff that sometimes floods global markets. Others have sought to reproduce the fermentation process under laboratory conditions, with no civets involved, as a way to provide artificial, “cruelty-free” kopi luwak.

Full article: http://sprudge.com/vegan-kopi-luwak-biotechs-cruelty-free...

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