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Civet Coffee (Kopi Luwak)

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Civet Coffee (Kopi Luwak)

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  • Pooed by cats, picked by people
  • If you've ever thought coffee beans looked like poo, guess what?
  • Truly one the finest coffee blends on the planet
  • Completely safe and strictly controlled (to ensure the Civet isn't harmed)
This Civet Coffee is naturally collected on the floor of Coffee Plantations in Sumatra and is not from captive civets.

See our 'Please Note' section below for more information

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Thanks to the coffee culture explosion, connoisseurs are now proactively seeking new twists on their beloved bean-based beverage. Cappa-this, frappa-that, double mocca frappa dingo - the permutations are endless.

But despite all the commotion surrounding these newfangled concoctions, it's gonna take more than a few choccy sprinkles and an injection of hot milk to get us frothing with excitement. And that's exactly what we told our roving product scouts when they returned from the depths of the Indonesian jungle claiming to have found the most extraordinary coffee in the world.

It's called Civet Coffee, also known as Kopi Luwak, and it comes from Sumatran cat poo.

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. Forming one of the world's finest blends.

Put the kettle on!

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Please note:

  • Ingredients: 100% pure roasted whole Civet Coffee beans (Kopi Luwak).
  • Serving: serve as regular coffee.
  • Net Wt. 57g / 2oz
  • Product of Sumatra, roasted in the UK.
  • Store in a cool dry place.
  • Due to the nature of this product, we are unable to offer our usual 30-day, no-quibble returns policy, if you later change your mind, or otherwise decide to return the product through no fault of Firebox. Click here for more info.
  • The suppliers (Edible) only sell and source Civet Coffee naturally collected on the floor or Coffee Plantations in Sumatra. They personally collect the coffee twice per year from a specific area and personally ensure the Coffee is not from captive Civets. Edible is linked directly to a Wildlife Conservation Charity - The Rare Species Conservation Trust and are one of the leaders in Endangered Civet Conservation and support work for wild Civets in Vietnam and South East Asia as a whole. They have a breeding and release program and conservation protection study in Asia. We have temporarily stopped selling the coffee while we seek clarification about this from Edible.

Customer Reviews

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Looking forward to my first crappuccino!
Owen, South Wales - 7th December 2013
Firebox - do you understand the appalingly cruel conditions that the poor civets are put through to produce this novelty coffee? I've posted a link to your FB page - please please stop selling it.
Debbie Haynes, Cheshire - 20th June 2013
Firebox says: Hey Debbie Our Civet Coffee is produced by a lovely ethical company called Edible. They only sell and source Civet Coffee naturally collected on the floor or Coffee Plantations in Sumatra. They personally collect the coffee twice per year from a specific area and we personally ensure the Coffee is not from captive Civets. Edible abhors the practices that have been exposed in the recent press and deems them totally unacceptable. Edible is linked directly to a Wildlife Conservation Charity - The Rare Species Conservation Trust and they are one of the leaders in Endangered Civet Conservation and support work for wild Civets in Vietnam and South East Asia as a whole, plus they have a breeding and release program and conservation protection study in Asia. The sales of their Coffee actually goes back to help Rarer species of Civet in SE Asia. We hope this puts your mind a little at ease on the whole situation, and please let us know if you have any further questions at all. You can write to us within Facebook or email us directly at info@firebox.com. Best wishes, Firebox
The product info says "whole Civet Coffee beans" but your reply to Ethan C's question on 22nd January says "pre-ground". Which is it?
Rob, Lincoln - 7th January 2013
Firebox says: Hi Rob, the coffee is beans, it used to be ground coffee about 6 months ago (which is why the old review says ground)
This has already been said, but this product is disgusting and offensive considering what has been in the media recently over the abuse these Civets are put through. People can choose whether or not to buy this, but it's a shame Firebox has decided to still stock this product and profit from suffering. For this reason, I personally, shall be boycotting Firebox.
Michael, Birmingham - 15th December 2012
Firebox says: Hey Michael, we have been assured by our supplier that these are responsibly sourced and that the coffee does not come from Civet's that are kept in cages or suffer any abuse.
Was horrified to read in the Guardian about the horrific abuse of civet cats since this coffee has become a fad in Western countries. Is it worth the cruelty? Profit at any price?
M. Dyet, London - 20th November 2012
Firebox says: Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we take issues like this very seriously. The Civet coffee is produced by the lovely ethical types at Edible - http://www.edible-shop.com/ethics/ Please check out the website for more information.
Hello could you response it is robusta ? or arabica ?
Daniel, Glasgow - 5th November 2012
Firebox says: Hey Daniel, the coffee is Arabica

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