Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee)

Jakarta Travel Guides / April 17, 2017
Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee) Image credit: fredenslund

Imagine buying a coffee enthusiast one of the most expensive coffees in the world as a gift. Now is your opportunity to do exactly that as the Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee is literally one of the most expensive coffees that exist. It is very seldom produced adding to its desirability and exclusivity. One of the best aspects about this coffee is that it does not contain the bitterness that usually comes along with a quality coffee blend.

Kopi Luwak is made with part digested coffee cherries which are eaten and then excreted by the Asian palm civet. This form of processing is very unique to Indonesia and although it may sound not so appetizing, people will tell you just how unique and amazing the coffee tastes.

You can get different tastes, flavors and varieties. The labor process that goes into the production of this coffee is extremely long and intense.

Due to the exclusivity of this gift and the price, it could be a perfect gift for a spouse back home or a parent. If you want to really spoil your best friend who loves coffee then this is the desirable way to do so.


Please note this is a higher end souvenir as it is literally the most expensive coffee in the world. You can expect to pay between $100 and $600 per pound.


  • Pasaraya Grande (JL. Iskandarsyah II/2, Jakarta 12160, Indonesia)
  • Maharaja Coffee (Jl. Melawan 26/4, Jakarta, 10730, Indonesia)
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