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How To Brew Kopi Luwak Coffee?


Kopi Luwak coffee is also known as cat poop coffee or civet coffee. Indonesian Civet first excretes these beans after eating Coffee Cherries, and then they are appropriately cleaned and roasted to produce World’s most expensive coffee beans.

This article will discuss three different methods of brewing a perfect cup of Coffee from kopi luwak coffee beans.

3 Different Methods Of Brewing Kopi Luwak Coffee

So, you have bought the World’s most expensive coffee, and now you are wondering how to brew it? As you don’t want to ruin these expensive coffee beans.

Pour Over Coffee by Kopi Luwak beans

To make the best possible pour-over Coffee from kopi luwak beans, follow these steps:

  • If you have bought the whole bean Kopi Luwak Coffee, the first step will be to grind those beans. Medium fine grind is perfect for brewing a pour-over Coffee. Don’t make the grind too coarse or too fine.
  • Apply the filter to the basket and rinse it with water.
  • After rinsing, remove the water from the pot to discard any paper taste from your Coffee.
  • Put the ground coffee beans in the filter. Add 20-25 grams of grounds for a standard 8-10 oz cup of Coffee.
  • Boil the filtered water in some kettle. Remove the water from heat after it starts bubbling and allow it to cool for 30-40 seconds.
  • Now, pour the water slowly over the grounds starting from the center of the filter and then in a circular motion. Carry on this process until the beans are extracted completely.
  • Remove and discard the filter. Stir the brew slowly two to three times.
  • Enjoy your pour over Kopi Luwak coffee.

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French Press by Kopi Luwak beans

French Press is basically a device used to brew coffee in a very different manner. The French Press is a glass container with a plunger used to press the coffee grounds.

Many people love the taste and aroma of coffee brewed by this method. With Kopi luwak coffee beans, French Press tastes even more impressive. It takes only four minutes to brew; just follow the below-mentioned steps

  • Preheat and clean the French press container by rinsing it with hot water.
  • Grind the coffee beans. For French Press, always use coarser grounds and put them into a French press container. 1:12 ratio of Coffee to water is recommended. For example, use 18-20 grams of coffee grounds for an 8-10 oz (225-250 grams) standard cup.
  • Heat the water in some kettle until bubbles start to appear. Allow it to cool for 30 seconds or until the bubble disappears.
  • Pour half of the water slowly onto the coffee grounds, and the foam will appear at the top. Stir it with some stick gently three to four times and pour the remaining water.
  • Now cover it with the plunger cap. Don’t press the plunger yet. Wait for four minutes until the extraction process gets completed.
  • Now press the plunger and pour the coffee into your cup and enjoy.

Turkish Coffee from Kopi Luwak beans

This is a very antique method of brewing coffee, and it requires no special skills or instruments to brew Turkish Coffee.

  • For brewing Turkish coffee, grind your kopi luwak beans to an extremely fine size so that it just looks like cocoa powder.
  • Pour water into the copper kettle and put it on the heat source. A copper kettle is recommended for brewing Turkish Coffee; it’s not necessary.
  • Now add two tablespoons of coffee powder into the kettle. Also, add sugar if you like it and stir the mixture. You will notice the foam begins to form on the top
  • When the bubble starts to appear slows down the heat. Don’t let it boil, as it will ruin the foam.
  • Keep stirring slowly for three to four minutes at low heat and allow the foam to rise. Your Turkish Coffee is ready now.
  • Pour it into the cups. If you are brewing multiple cups, make sure you distribute the foam evenly in each cup. As it is the essence of Turkish Coffee.

Key Considerations For Brewing Kopi Luwak Coffee Beans

There is not much difference between brewing Coffee through regular coffee beans or brewing through Kopi Luwak beans. But you must notice the following points carefully so that you don’t ruin your experience with Kopi Luwak beans.


The ideal temperature for brewing Coffee is 200 degrees plus-minus a few degrees. If you heat water higher than this temperature, it results in over-extraction of coffee beans, and your Coffee will taste bitter. If the water temperature is lower than that, then the coffee grounds will remain unextracted, and you will not be able to enjoy a real taste of Coffee.

Grind Size

The size of grounded coffee beans has a substantial effect on your coffee’s taste. So always choose the right grind size while brewing Coffee. For Pour over coffee, use a medium-fine grind, a coarser grind for the French Press, and an extremely fine grind for Turkish Coffee.


Always buy the number of beans you can easily finish in a month. And always grind the coffee beans just before brewing as the grounded coffee beans stale more quickly.

Always drink your Coffee just after the brewing; never leave it to drink at a later part of the day as reheating will ruin the taste of your Coffee.


What Is So Special About Kopi Luwak Coffee?

The flavor profile of Kopi Luwak beans is unique and has a pleasant sweetness with dark chocolate and caramel notes.

The reason behind the most pleasant taste of these beans is that the Civet always chooses the most flavourful cherries of Coffee.

Why Is Kopi Luwak So Expensive?

Kopi Luwak beans are the most expensive coffee beans in the World. It costs around 50-100 dollars for 100 grams.

These coffee beans are so expensive because the production of these beans takes so much energy and time. Farmers have to search through whole fields or forests for the civet droppings. And they only found three to four beans per dropping. This process is very slow, and it can’t be automated.

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“Coffee is my passion and my hobby. I worked as a barista in three different cafes during my studies. Now, I am a full-time Blogger and I love to write my views on different coffee machines to provide insightful information to my readers.”

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