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Asian Palm Civets

Palm civet cats inhabit almost all parts of Southeast Asia, India, Nepal and Sri-Lanka. Tropical forests are their preferred habitat but they can also be found in logged forests. They are not considered an endangered species, although their population has been affected by increasing deforestation and hunting. In some countries palm civets are also kept as pets. Palm civets are all-eaters or omnivores. Their diet consists of small mammals and insects and also fruits and berries such as the coffee berries. As a beneficial side effect, palm civet cats generously disperse seeds maintaining the tropical-ecosystem due to their movements through the forest.​

Kopi luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee. The main factor of it’s high price is the uncommon method of producing such a coffee. It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by the asian palm civet or also civet cat. This is the reason kopi luwak is also called cat poop coffee or civet cat coffee. The feces of this cat will be collected, finished and sold as kopi luwak. 


Asian Palm Civet