No this post is not recommending that Starbucks use animals in their coffee, but what this blogger does wonder is - Does Starbucks use the beans that the little fellow to the right poops? Sounds weird huh, well that's what I thought until I watched a video that explains what the process is for getting such unique beans. A rare type of coffee made from the droppings of the civet cat is wowing coffee connoisseurs around the world.
Enzymes in the cats' stomach break down the proteins that give coffee its bitter taste, thus enhancing its flavor. Now I drink coffee each morning when I'm at work but the thought that it's origin was being grown then eaten by a cat then processed through it and then picked up right after its' disposed of doesn't really call to me as mountain fresh like Folgers or as exotic as Cafe Bustelo. If this is considered to be a way of the future or possibly produced in large numbers then I feel sorry for the civet cat. Why? Well most of you know that our cows aren't exactly producing milk in a normal fashion anymore so these little critters are going to be fed these beans and expected to crap them out in a timely manner. So for the cats sake let's hope that Starbucks doesn't catch wind of this growing trend.