Who in the head came to cook coffee from the excrement of the curtain?
Invented Coffee Luvak at the beginning of the twentieth century. In those years, the colonizers were banned by indigenous people of Bali drinking coffee. For, as they believed, the lower races people can and should drink only water. However, Balinese loved coffee, so easily deceived by Europeans.
That there is a beast on the island that loves coffee beans, eats them, but does not digest to the end, the islanders, of course, knew. So they began to collect behind the civetry, or Musang (she is the Malay Palm Calm), what she left after a possession of coffee cherries. Balinese selected intact teeth and claws of the animal of coffee berries and prepared coffee from them. The colonialists thought that the locals were completely crazy, drinking the beasts.
However, it continued not for long. Already by the middle of the twentieth century, when Indonesia gained independence, this strange gastronomic custom did not pay attention to a certain prudent Japanese who came to the already free from the colonizers of Bali in search of something new, interesting and unusual. He just asked permission to try the drink and was admired by the tenderness and originality of taste. Then I learned about Luvak in other countries. Today is the rarest and expensive coffee in the world. In Indonesia, it is made on the Islands of Bali, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra.
The secret of the real Balinese coffee Luvak is not in the recipe, for the Balinese Musangs eat the most ordinary ripe grains of the Arabica variety, and in the gastric juice of the animal, which is in the local language of Bahas and is called "Luvak". It is this product, created by nature, affects ripe coffee cherries in the Musang Gastly, turning them into what the famous coffee is subsequently.
One Musang can issue on-mountain per day no more than 50 g of coffee beans (for this he needs to eat about 1 kg of coffee berries), which later will become the most rare and expensive coffee in the world
Despite the fact that Luchak coffee can now be found in Russia, and in Europe, it is difficult to meet even on the island itself. What is real meaning? And the fact that in 99% of cases on Bali you will find only a blend (mix) Luchak. And it will be mixed at best with simple grains of the Arabica variety (in worst it will be an oxygen robust). At the same time, the price of such a mixture will be comparable to the cost of the original product.
Wholesale price of the original owner can not be less than 15,000 rubles. per kilogram. After all, one Musang can give on-mountain a day no more than 50 g of coffee beans (for this he needs to eat about 1 kg of coffee berries), which will later and become the most rare and expensive coffee in the world. And no crisis phenomena can affect the decline in this price, although it is precisely that many dishonest sellers on the hand and explain the cost of a kilogram of Luvak at 10,000 and even 5000-7,000 rubles.
Cook the same luvak is very simple. Thanks to the small grinding, which is traditional for the island of the gods, luvak is enough to pour hot, but not boiling water, mix intensely and give it to brew for one or two minutes.
By the way, if in Russia and Europe they say "Luvak", on Bali, this variety of coffee is called "Luvak". Sound "Yu", like, for example, our hissing "sh", "h" and "sh", for Balinese is complicated in pronunciation.