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Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee) - The World's Most Expensive Coffee - From Java

Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee) - The World's Most Expensive Coffee - From Java
Asking price: €20 sold
Seller:
IamMe33 149 [149] ruby A star This user is a verified user of Adverts.ie
Location:
Knocknacarra, Galway
Entered/Renewed:
18/11/2012 3:03 pm (1 year ago)
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Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee) - The World's Most Expensive Coffee - From Java

Description (updated on 29/10/2012 at 11:14pm):

Condition: New

I go to East Java in Indonesia every year and bought 10 of these packets in September when I returned. I have given the rest as presents and there's no point in holding on to these waiting for birthdays.
This coffee is produced by the Civet eating coffee beans from the plant and then after the beans pass through the animal they are harvested. The enzymes in the Civet's digestive tract give the coffe its special flavour. Here is the wikipedia link detailing all about this coffee and its origins.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak

I bought these at the Malangsari coffee plantation in Kalibaru, East Java where they grow and process this coffee for distribition to Surabaya.
They are 80g packets and come in a sealed foil packet. They come in a sturdy box made from leaves which have been processed to soldify them. This is a quite nice presentation. The best before date is April 2013.
Even in Indonesia this isn't cheap. You will pay about €5 for a cup of this in a restuarant there. Peter Jones of Dragon's Den renown, sells this for 50pounds a cup in his Harrods located restuarant apparently. I have 3 packets of from Aribica beans and 2 packets from Robusta beans. (The difference being Arabica are grown at a higher elevation and thus have a slightly more bitter flavour).

If a buyer is interested in these I can bring my passport and show the visa stamps for Indonesia leaving in September as proof I was there and this isn't just me filling a few bags with nescafe or something along those lines. I have included notes I brought back from Indonesia beside the coffee as some sort of proof I was there.

Please check my feedback, I have enough good references from that to indicate I'm not a scam artist.

Anyway I'm looking for €20 per packet excluding postage. I'll just use them as presents rather than sell any cheaper as they are worth more to me that way.

Postage rates:

With the leaf box which I've pictured it would be classed as a parcel.
Registered post - €10.50, unregistered - €6.50

Without the box, i.e., just the silver sealed packet that's pictured in the Box it would be classified as a packet which is cheaper than parcel rate.
Registered - €6.00, unregistered - €3.00

Paypal payment for unregistered post will have to be through gift option and at buyer's risk.

Based in Galway city

Thanks for your time.

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Comments
gareth1990 asked a question 13/02/2012 10:58 pm (2 years ago):
how many servings will each pack do
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 14/02/2012 12:46 am (2 years ago):
@gareth1990:
That's a hard one to call as I've never measured out a packet like that. Each packet is 80g and is powdered. The best way to estimate I imagine would be to look at a jar of coffe that's 100g to get an idea.
Looking through the photo's I realise there are none that show the thickness of the packets. I will take some tomorrow in the daylight and include a coin for scale comparison.
At a wild guess I'd estimate 20 teaspoons?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 15/02/2012 7:34 pm (2 years ago):
Picture added
dreidWat placed offer 01/05/2012 9:05 pm (2 years ago):
€20 OFFERED
would love to try this but 30 quid is a little pricey for me - would you take twenty
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 01/05/2012 11:23 pm (2 years ago):
@dreidWat: Hi, thanks for your offer. Would you add postage to that as I'm taking a loss on what I paid for them?
Also which would you be interested in the Arabika or Robusta? I have only one Robusta left I think as I've used some for presents.
dreidWat asked a question 02/05/2012 7:53 pm (2 years ago):
I think I'd like to try the robusta - what's the postage to waterford ?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 02/05/2012 8:09 pm (2 years ago):
@dreidWat: Hi, I'll check that out tomorrow at the Post Office if that's OK.
dreidWat asked a question 02/05/2012 8:40 pm (2 years ago):
yep that's no problem - thanks
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 03/05/2012 3:32 pm (2 years ago):
@dreidWat: H again. There are a variety of charges so I'll list them

With the leaf box which I've pictured it would be classed as a parcel.
Registered post - €10.50, unregistered - €6.50

Without the box, i.e., just the silver sealed packet that's pictured in the Box it would be classified as a packet which is cheaper than parcel rate.
Registered - €6.00, unregistered - €3.00

Unluckily postal rates increased slightly 2 days ago on the 1st May, I was informed at the P.O.
Let me know what you think anyway.
Thanks
dreidWat asked a question 05/05/2012 11:14 am (2 years ago):
yeah - sounds good - I'll go for the cheaper 6 euro option
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 08/05/2012 1:01 pm (2 years ago):
@dreidWat:PM'd
davidgshirley placed offer 12/05/2012 7:31 am (2 years ago):
€30 OFFERED
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 14/05/2012 1:26 pm (2 years ago):
@davidgshirley:PM'd
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 20/05/2012 6:56 pm (2 years ago):
The Robusta is gone - only Arabika left.
slawek placed offer 03/06/2012 10:53 am (2 years ago):
€30 OFFERED
offer 20
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 03/06/2012 1:46 pm (2 years ago):
@slawek: Hi there.
I'll sell a packet for €20 if the buyer pays for postage on top of that. Please see the rates I posted earlier in the thread.
Thanks
slawek placed offer 01/07/2012 11:44 am (2 years ago):
€20 OFFERED
offer 20 and post to navan
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator accepts offer 02/07/2012 12:17 am (2 years ago):
@slawek: €20 OFFER ACCEPTED.
Hi again. If your offer is €20 + the cost of postage I accept. Please let me know which type of post you would like as detailed in the item description.
Thanks
lx asked a question 18/07/2012 9:08 pm (2 years ago):
still for sale?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 18/07/2012 10:35 pm (2 years ago):
@lx: There's still some left.
lx asked a question 19/07/2012 9:06 am (2 years ago):
arabica or robusta left?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 19/07/2012 11:56 am (2 years ago):
@lx: 2 Arabika & 1 Robusta (Never heard back from DriedWat about the Robusta)
btim asked a question 19/07/2012 12:48 pm (2 years ago):
Can these be collected?
lx asked a question 19/07/2012 1:12 pm (2 years ago):
i will take 1 robusta then, posted. PM me details
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 19/07/2012 1:16 pm (2 years ago):
@btim: yes I can meet about Galway city
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 19/07/2012 1:17 pm (2 years ago):
@lx: PM'd
o0maverick0o asked a question 24/07/2012 9:15 pm (2 years ago):
hi there how many packets ok coffe luwak you have left?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 25/07/2012 12:11 am (2 years ago):
@o0maverick0o: Hi. btim is supposed to be picking up two on Sunday so I have one left (Arabika).

My mother ordered eight packets when I was coming back but has only opened one packet (she's saving them for special occasions when guests visit - lol) I asked her if she wants to sell any and she says she would sell two of hers. The only thing is hers don't have the leaf boxes as I only brought ten back in boxes and dumped the others so they would fit in my luggage as they are quite a bit bigger than the foil packet inside.

So
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 25/07/2012 12:14 am (2 years ago):
@o0maverick0o: I also meant to say I never heard back from lx.
Jacdun asked a question 19/10/2012 2:38 pm (2 years ago):
Have you a new batch?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 19/10/2012 3:39 pm (2 years ago):
@Jacdun: I haven't been to Indonesia since I posted the ad so it's the same batch.
Jacdun asked a question 19/10/2012 4:16 pm (2 years ago):
What have you left?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 19/10/2012 5:41 pm (2 years ago):
@Jacdun: I have one Arabika with the leaf box remaining.
However my mother has two left - an Arabika & Robusta - without the leaf boxes, because she feels guilty about drinking them due to their expense. She said she would sell them if someone is interested because she will probably save them forever rather than treat herself!
louise1023 asked a question 25/10/2012 6:20 pm (1 year ago):
Hi have you any coffee left?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 25/10/2012 7:06 pm (1 year ago):
@louise1023: Hi Louise. I never heard back from Jacdun so I still have what I told him - 1 Arabika with leaf box and 2 without (an Arabika and a Robusta).
louise1023 asked a question 29/10/2012 7:30 pm (1 year ago):
Hi if I send you a postal order for €26.50 could you send me the boxed coffee please? @IamMe33
louise1023 asked a question 29/10/2012 7:30 pm (1 year ago):
Hi if I send you a postal order for €26.50 could you send me the boxed coffee please? @IamMe33
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 29/10/2012 7:52 pm (1 year ago):
@louise1023: That would be unregistered postage. Would it not be less hassle to do bank transfer. Is there an AIB near you?
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 29/10/2012 7:53 pm (1 year ago):
I'll PM you.
Jacdun asked a question 29/10/2012 8:10 pm (1 year ago):
Oops sorry I haven't been checking my watch list ...if the sale falls through let me know I'll take it ...thanks
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 29/10/2012 8:12 pm (1 year ago):
@Jacdun: There's still 2 left without the leaf box.
Jacdun asked a question 29/10/2012 8:16 pm (1 year ago):
I would love the leaf box...if sale doesn't go ahead (for a present) but I will keep options open for the other ones
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 29/10/2012 8:18 pm (1 year ago):
@Jacdun: No worries. Postage is cheaper without the box though!
Jacdun asked a question 29/10/2012 8:22 pm (1 year ago):
Let me know what happens :)
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 29/10/2012 8:28 pm (1 year ago):
@Jacdun: Will do.

It looks like Louise is definitely taking that though. I will confirm on here tomorrow.
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 02/11/2012 2:15 am (1 year ago):
@Jacdun: Louise took the last Leaf Box.
There's only 2 remaining. They are the vacuum sealed packet pictured with the box and have the same graphic on the packaging.
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 10/11/2012 11:39 am (1 year ago):
Anyone else?
Last two available.

You will pay €30 a cup for this in the coffee kiosk in Ballsbridge. No offers please, it's already a bargain.
chillum placed offer 12/11/2012 7:36 pm (1 year ago):
€20 OFFERED
I'll offer asking for a bag, preferrably of the arabica if there's one left.
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 12/11/2012 7:37 pm (1 year ago):
@chillum: Sound. PM'd
desi joines asked a question 18/11/2012 3:12 pm (1 year ago):
Is there any left Please let me know which one....... Regards Desi Joines Plus postage to Mayo.
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 18/11/2012 5:08 pm (1 year ago):
@desi joines: Hi Desi
There's a Robusta left.
desi joines asked a question 19/11/2012 9:35 am (1 year ago):
I will have it if you will accept a cheque I dont mind waiting untill it clears just let me know how much with the postage ok.....Desi....................
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 19/11/2012 11:12 am (1 year ago):
@desi joines: Fair enough. I'll PM you
alphonsmuca asked a question 25/11/2012 6:05 pm (1 year ago):
Do you have any left
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 25/11/2012 9:51 pm (1 year ago):
@alphonsmuca: Hi. it looks like Desi has taken the last one. I'll know by Wednesday and close the ad then. If for some reason that doesn't happened I'll get back to you but that looks unlikely.

Thanks a million for your interest though.
IamMe33 This user is an Adverts.ie moderator says 27/11/2012 9:54 pm (1 year ago):
All sold

Thanks everyone!