March 17, 2010

A matter of taste: the crappuccino delicacy

I like coffee... it's an essential part of my day, but after reading this article, I hope my brother won;t think of sending me any coffee from where he is working in Jakarta...
Kopi luwak or civet coffee comes from the rear end of a small furry animal found in the jungles of Indonesia and quite a few other countries in the region. The thought of drinking coffee made from the beans passed in Civet poo does not do a lot for me - and as they say the risk of counterfeit product is high. According to a scientist quoted in a newspaper on Saturday, the main ingredient in fake Viagra seized by New Zealand customs officers was guano - bat and bird droppings !
I guess the Caveat emptor theory applies - Let the Buyer Beware.

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1 comment:

  1. I actually laughed out loud at that one. I think I'll give coffee (and Viagra) a miss!


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