The Luwak Civet Coffee Farm, home of the most expensive coffee in the world. The plantation is full of rich trees of different plants and herbs; it is said that Indonesia is so rich and dense of nutrients that whatever seed you drop on the ground will grow into a tree. But the main treat was the Luwak Coffee-made of literal mongoose poop. In the past, people would go into the rainforest and collect the poop to make the coffee, but now that there is a plantation, they can house some of them themselves.
The mongoose only eat the best coffee beans-very picky and smart animals. The seed them ferments in their stomach until it is excreted. Then, once collected, they sift through all the seeds and let it dry in the sun. The outer layer of the bean is shed one by one by hand, and then put back into the sun for a day or so. Once that is done, they put the beans little by little under fire and sift it until it is able to be ground.It amazes me that they still make the coffee by hand, and are able to export such mass amounts of it! We walked along turmeric, cacao, and ginger, and then were able to enjoy coffee and tea while overlooking the green rice paddies of Ubud.
SO GREEN so beautiful! It was a nice rest before the Monkey forest… 😉