Before Civet Coffee is served
Perfectly ripen coffee berries are picked and eaten by a civet for their fruit pulp. After spending about a day and a half in the civet’s digestive tract the beans are then defecated in clumps, having kept their shape and still covered with some of the fleshy berry’s inner layers. The civet’s stomach acids and enzymes digest the beans’ covering and ferment the beans. The “cherry” or endocarp surrounding the bean is not completely digested by the Civet cat, and after being collected, we thorough wash, remove the endocarp, and then roast the beans.