Doi Chaang Wild Civet Coffee
It’s interesting to imagine some of the world’s rarest, unique and highly coveted coffee comes from a wild animal’s digestive system. That is how the exotic Wild Civet Coffee is made – with the help of our very own special creatures.
Doi Chaang Wild Civet Coffee is made from coffee cherries that have been passed through the digestive system of a Civet, a cat-sized mammal found in Southeast Asia and Southern China. A unique combination of enzymes in the civet’s stomach enhances the coffee’s flavour by breaking down the proteins that typically give the coffee its bitter taste.
When swallowed, the inner beans will pass through the civet’s system undigested. Once eliminated, the coffee beans are still covered in some inner layers of the cherry and must be further processed to extract the coffee bean prior to roasting.
The wild Civets will feast on only the ripest and sweetest coffee cherries when the fruit is at its peak, which ensures that only the best beans have been ingested. The farmers of Doi Chang Village gather the civet processed coffee beans from the forest floor, flush the coffee beans from the remaining layers of fruit, sun dry and hand select only the finest wild Civet coffee beans. The beans are sent directly from Doi Chang Village to Vancouver, British Columbia where Doi Chaang Coffee’s expert Roastmaster roasts the civet coffee in micro-lot batches to ensure the perfect taste profiles for Doi Chaang Wild Thai Civet Coffee.
Not only are you drinking the finest quality coffee – you can rest easy knowing these Civets aren’t caged or force fed coffee cherries by the farmers - Doi Chang Civets roam freely throughout the natural habitat of the village.
It’s an amazing process, please take look here for photos of how it all starts; the raw Civet bean!
“Delicious without any bitterness . . . this coffee is good.”
Jane Goodall, Conservationist
David Suzuki, Environmentalist
“Honey, pear, nutty, more in the after-taste, deeper toastier, bitter-sweet chocolate (nicest coffee ever consumed black) nuances, mellow. No lingering bitterness, new taste with each sip. Body has a total dimension; the difference in the body is a lingering affect. All over the inside of the mouth without any bitterness.”
Jason Thede, Executive Chef of the York Club