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