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 firstname.lastname@example.org.