First Monkey Poop, Now Weasel Puke, What Next?

Weasel Puke Coffee

Friends, you know me. You know that there’s pretty much no type of caffeinated beverage that I won’t try. I mean, I try not to pay for anything that has artificial sweeteners in it–but I approach caffeine the same way I used to approach alcohol. “Oh, this is interesting, what is this?” I would ask, normally after having finished half of it. Lots of gusto.

But you’ll pardon me if I figure that once something has been consumed by one animal–and then ejected or rejected from that animal’s body–why would I want to drink that? What has caused me to think about this? It’s Scott sending me the information about “weasel puke coffee,” now on sale at ThinkGeek. Here’s what they have to say about it:

There’s a little animal in Vietnam which has magical properties. Locally, it’s called a weasel (though technically, it’s a type of civet, but let’s call it a weasel like the locals) and it sure likes to eat the fruit of the coffee plant. But the seeds don’t sit well in its tummy, so it vomits them up. And that’s where the fun comes in – for local coffee folks gather up the beans and lightly roast them. The stomach acids seem to wear away the bitter taste of the coffee beans, and the resulting coffee is delicious and smooth.