At last, a chance to try the infamous Kopi Luwak.
Our friend, Dennis got me some Kopi Luwak from Indonesia. According to his “Reliable Source”, it is the real deal. It was given to him as a gift.
So, in double-quick time (6 hours period), got a few guys to come over to my place for tasting session. At around 8.30pm we have Dennis the Menace, Ralph the German Bear, Marcus Aurelius + Wife and Kid, Me + my Home Minister ready to see what so great about Kopi Luwak.
70g of Kopi Luwak. They are properly processed. Washed and Roasted plainly. Some find the aroma chocolaty with slight sweetness. No horrid smells.
When you have the Emperor Marcus himself waiting, the barista also sweating lah.
The Home Ministers also giving you the look “This better be good. We don’t want no shity smelling coffee”
Pouring freshly ground Kopi Luwak into the Aeropress
Pouring hot water into the Aeropress. Temperature around 90 celcius I guess.
Stiring well to make sure all the coffee ground is saturated with hot water.
Carefully pressing down the pump.
Extract it carefully into a milk pitcher.
Hey photographer, focus on the coffee lah.
Quiet! The Emperor having the first sip.
Hey, the Princess says it is GOOD.
Errr… maybe Kids really shouldn’t have coffee eh.
Well, I actually made 3 rounds of Aeropress coffee using different beans just to make sure their minds are not bias in anyway (don’t want them to be influenced by the reputation of kopi Luwak).
In fact everyone like the Kopi Luwak. It is earthy, full body, no bitterness. Personally I find it surprisingly pleasant. Then I ask the very important question, “Would you pay USD30 for a cup of Kopi Luwak or even RM30 for that cup?”
And everyone answers “NOOOOOO”.
Frankly, it is a decent cup of coffee. Whether you like it or not depends on your taste preference. I would prefer some Ethiopia. I would not pay more then RM10 for a cup. And it does taste better than those Kopi-O Kosong-type you find in regular kopitiam.
Next: My Signature Drink.