Luwak Civet Coffee Farm
Luwak Civet Coffee Farm
3.5
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Location: Sekardadi, Kintamani Bali,Indonesia. Just 5 minute before best view point of the Lake and Volcano Batur.
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Damien H
Spearwood, Australia50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
Australians heading to the coffee pantation in Bali on the way to Kintamani should not bother purchasing Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world. You can try it for 50,000rp while your'e there to get the taste. Even if you buy it granulated you cannot bring it into Australia. As I went through quarantine, declaring wood and other things I advised them I had gone to the plantation and the AQIS officer gave me the low down on Kopi Luwak. Don't bring it into Australia. Other granulated coffee should be OK except for Kopi Luwak. I love coffee and personally I like the strong flavor of the male bean Bali Coffee, a must try. Kopi Luwak is OK but to me it's over rated. They will try to tell you Kopi Luwak is OK to bring back, but you will be disapointed when you declare it. Lets face it we dont want to introduce any nasty's into this country. So try Kopi Luwak but don't bring it home. Among other things grown there you can see Vanilla, chocolate, tobacco and cinamon.
Written 16 March 2012
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1,047 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
It is interesting how the civet poo coffee is promoted as something you must taste. The process of the civet actually eating the coffee beans in the wild has been converted to a value add industry. However what they don't tell you is that they starve the animals from water and then give them a soap solution to drink to clear their bowels.
Written 25 June 2018
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traveller t
India157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This farm was on our way back from Tersa Padi Cafe and we thought it was worth a stop, and it turned out to be an interesting visit. The farm produces Luwak coffee which is probably one of the most expensive coffee's in Bali and has a disctinct aroma and taste as compared to other coffee's. For a minimal token amount you can taste 14 varieties of tea and coffee in the farms cafe again overlooking a beautiful scenery.

I ended up buying 3 different varieties of tea - saffron, lemongrass and ginger and the luwak coffee

Overall it is a short and sweet 1 hour stop which is worth a visit
Written 6 September 2017
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Kiwisonali
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nestled in a shady green hideaway, this was a great relief from the sweltering heat of Bali.
Guide was very knowledgeable about the Luwak Coffee and showed us how it was manually roasted and ground.
We also had a taste of a large variety of tea and coffees and ended up buying quite a few bags. They use palm sugar for their chocolates, as opposed to regular sugar.
Written 7 January 2020
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Ali C
Perth2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
Clearly no-one so far has noticed or cared about the poor little creatures (civets) that are kept in unbearable conditions in tiny metal cages at the coffee plantations all in the name of the gimmick that is luwak coffee. While people visit these places and get fooled into thinking that coffee excreted by a small suffering animal tastes fantatic (it tastes awful and has barely any caffeine in it) people will continue to factory farm these poor animals.
Written 12 October 2012
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NFSD78
Valencia, Spain33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
I absolutely hate seeing caged animals and one mongoose which was in such a small cage had been cooped up for 2 years. I dread to see what they're like at the farm. Probably a battery farm. Do we always have to exploit and treat animals cruelly for the sake of a cup of coffee? Disgusted!
Written 6 July 2017
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Bróna K
Cork, Ireland19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
We visited this coffee farm last week and were very excited about seeing these cats & the coffee they produced , as we had previously read about them. Our excitement very quickly turned to dismay, when we saw the conditions the poor civet cats were kept in.... It was horrific! I asked how many cats they had and were they all kept like the ones we saw. I was told they had 40 adults & yes they all we're kept in small cages stacked one upon the other and fed when adults on a diet of coffee cherries !! We saw one kitten in a very small cage with an old shopping bag to bed on!! I was told that he was very cross & aggressive as he was still young.. I wonder if the poor kitten just knew what he had been born into and what his caged life ahead of him looked like, waiting to be forced fed coffee beans in order to line the pockets of the farm owner. These animals are the ones making all the money for them, one would think they could be giving some comfort as they toiled.
They were calling it an "Eco farm" and this I believe is not true and yet with some effort, they could do so much more here as it is a beautiful area and could run a wonderful REAL Eco farm with HAPPY cats living in a HEALTHY environment.
I wouldn't recommend visiting unless a lot of improvement occurs, as it will only leave there with a sick feeling in your stomach ....
Written 12 November 2014
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Natalie H
Adelaide, Australia28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
Please don't support this industry. Civets are captured from the wild and kept in tiny cages, in horrendous conditions, separated from their families and force fed coffee beans to produce this coffee. It's increasing popularity means more and more of these beautiful animals are being exploited just for a cup of coffee! The natural population numbers are depleting rapidly, the animals are generally not given medical care and suffer greatly. Give this a miss.
Written 22 April 2013
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nataliamohl
London, UK34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
I had a free tour of this coffee plantation which was great and informative... but when I saw the condition the luwaks were kept in I wanted to leave immediately. They're in tiny, dingy cages and some were pacing back and fourth. The guide told me they are released each night and then put back in the cages each morning... but when I observed the locks they were covered in cobwebs and rusty wire. I don't know if he was telling the truth. For me personally, the experience of luwak coffee wasn't worth it when I saw how appalling the conditions were.
Written 27 September 2014
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nita599
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Luwac or civet cats are locked in cages, force fed beans, and die of malnutrition after a short painful life. Do not purchase this type of coffee from anywhere in the world. See articles in Huffington Post and elsewhere.
Written 3 March 2015
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