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Drinking Coffee Pooped Out By A Weasel

by on December 19, 2012

in Funny & Crazy Stories, Thailand

OH Cafe

OH Cafe

I live under the motto of trying everything once. Lots of “crazy” things have entered my mouth on this trip, some strange food from Latin America here, for example.

But it’s all relative. What’s strange in one place is a delicacy in another, and vice versa. Best to approach everything with an open mind and give everything a try once.

In Dalat, Vietnam I first learned of this civet coffee, where local weasels eat a coffee berry and the bean passes through their digestive tract. Apparently, the resulting bean is highly prized and much more tasty.

Unfortunately, in Dalat they sold bags of coffee and I couldn’t try just a single serving. But in Bangkok I got my chance to give it a try! The sign below caught my eye at first.

The Sign That Caught My Eye

The Sign That Caught My Eye

In fact, this coffee shop was the only one I found offering the weasel poop coffee. It was very close to where my couchsurfing host stays and as soon as I saw that they offered weasel coffee I knew I’d have to give it a try!

The Menu

The Menu

Well, when the time finally came, I was a bit anxious. The serving was so small, the price so high (200 Baht/$6.70), and the idea so strange.

But I gave it a try!

Weasel Poop Coffee

Weasel Poop Coffee

Drinking Weasel Poop Coffee

Drinking Weasel Poop Coffee

So, naturally, the next question is “How was it?”

With the fact that I’m an under-taster in mind, and definitely can’t distinguish between good and bad wines, I really didn’t notice any difference between this coffee and other coffees like Illy or Lavazza. Yes, I could tell it was better than instant coffee, but that’s about it.

Sorry if you were expecting some ranting and raving.. but it was an experience I’ll always remember!

Below is some more information about this coffee if you’re interested.

Background Info

Background Info

About Adam Pervez

In mid-2011 I left my cushy corporate job and took the plunge into a life incorporating my passions of traveling, writing, volunteering, learning, educating, and telling stories. I study what happiness means to others, offer what I can from my engineering/MBA background as a volunteer, and try to leave each place better than how I found it. Read more.

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