Peruvian coffee

Peru growers harness mammal’s digestive tract to strip bitter-taste from very costly coffee beans

Peru growers harness mammal’s digestive tract to strip bitter-taste from very costly coffee beans

Reuters reports that two Peruvian coffee producers — Cecovasa and Chanchamayo Highland Coffee Co. — are now making one of the most expensive coffees in the world by retrieving arabica beans from the dung of a long-nosed jungle mammal called the coati, a tropical cousin of the raccoon.