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Following the Trail: The Search for the Best Coffee

CoffeeFor coffee connoisseurs, a cup of Joe is more than stopping by a café for a stimulating morning; it is an experience. Just like foodies, they treat coffee drinking seriously and would go to the ends of the earth for the experience.

If you are one of these, you would look at your destinations with a keen eye… what and where can you go for the glorious cup?

Are you a serious coffee connoisseur?

Then you would appreciate World Travel Guide’s The 9 best coffee pilgrimages in the world. This blog will take you to nine destinations where drinking coffee is considered both an art and a religion. The blog rounded up the best destinations for travelers like you and offers suggestions what to drink and where to get the best cup of Joe. [Read more…]

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Why Civet Coffee is the Best Coffee Ever

Civet CoffeeAt more than ten dollars an ounce, civet coffee or kopi luwak is probably the most expensive coffee in the world. Some coffee connoisseurs will say that it is also the world’s most delicious coffee, and there is good reason why this just might be the whole truth.

Coffee with a History

“The history of civet coffee (kopi luwak) cannot be separated from the history of its origin country… Indonesia was a Dutch colony since 16th century. During the colony period, the Dutch disallowed the native coffee farmers to collect coffee fruits for their own consumptions. However, those farmers also had a high desire for coffee beverage.

Soon, they realized that certain species of civet (luwak) ate those coffee cherries, yet they left the coffee cherries undigested in their droppings… They then collected the cherries, cleaned, roasted and ground it to make coffee beverage. Surprisingly, it produced a remarkable coffee aroma. From then, the fame of aromatic civet coffee (kopi luwak) spread from the natives to Dutch coffee plantation owners and soon became everyone’s favorite till nowadays.”

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