Friday, April 11, 2008

Who Wants A Shot Of Cat Dung Coffee?

It'll cost ya about $100.

LONDON, England (CNN) -- A London department store has started selling coffee for $100 a shot.

If the price sounds unappealing, shoppers also have to overcome the unusual method of cultivation, which sees the coffee beans harvested from the feces of an Indonesian jungle cat.

Even so, the Peter Jones store says the luxury blend -- called Caffé Raro -- is one of the world's rarest and most premium coffees. Made by the Italian company De Longhi, Caffé Raro combines Jamaican Blue Mountain and Kupi Luwak, two extremely rare coffees.

The beans of Kupi Luwak are harvested after being ingested by civet cats, and only about 260 kilos (about 573 pounds) of the coffee is produced each year.

"The cats select the best beans to chew. It's rather like a natural filtering process," said Carie Barkhuzen, a spokeswoman for the upmarket store in London's upmarket Sloane Square. (H/T - CNN)

What. The. Frak??? I'll bet that Barack Obama will sample this the next time he's chowing down on some of that $100 ham!

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