We visited this place as part of a personal tour of Ubud and the surrounding area. I wouldn't say the tour was fantastic, in fact it was average, as we went from one place to the next learning only what we thought to ask about. That's another review. But as a confirmed coffee addict for decades (maintaining at just two a day now, thanks be) I wanted to try the famous cat-poo coffee.
you walk along a small path to a simple set up showing the beans at different stages of the process, from yet to be washed (less appealing) to roasted and ground (much more appealing). There are also trays of the raw products for the other coffees they make here - ginseng, vanilla pods, cocao nibs, coriander seeds, ginger, and tumeric - which I thoroughly enjoyed as I love making the connection between what you think it tastes/smells like and what it actually is.
I don't recall what the cost was but pretty cheap to try all the coffees and of course compare them with the Luwat. The Luwat coffee was great, rich and mellow and quite different from the usual coffee. I can't say I would spend the $$ to drink this all the time, I like the taste of a good non-feline-modified bean just as much. the setting at the cafe is nice, it has a great outlook looking over stepped paddy fields but is simple and quite plain.
As you enter and leave this place you pass by cages that have some civet cats in them; these are simple cages, don't look comfortable, and the poo sits there on the bottom of the cage. I am sure this is not the entire production line.
not wonderful, but maybe interesting enough to make a visit.
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