Do you know that the most expensive coffee is Kopi Luwak from Indonesia? But who cares about Indonesia anyway when we have our very own Kape Alamid here in the Philippines? The Philippine Civet (locally known as Alamid) eats only the ripest coffee cherries.
Unable to digest the coffee beans, the alamid graciously deposits them on the jungle floor where they are collected by farmer.
The stomach acids and enzymatic action involved in this unique fermentation process produces the beans for the world’s rarest coffee beverage.A natural blend of the Philippine finest Liberica, Exelsa, Robusta and Arabica beans which produces a sweet, chocolatey aroma that heightens the senses. A cup of Indonesian Kopi Luwak costs $28 while Kape Alamid costs $4 per cup. Do the Math while I grab a mocha frappuccino at Starbucks.