People who are crazy for the world's most expensive coffee, found half digested in the shit of the wild civet, fear that its unique taste will be completely spoiled by the poop farmers who are trying to cage and raise the wild civets to get their poop.
"It depends upon everything the civet eats", states an official in Indonesia where the civets live and who sell the coffee. "It will not be eating the right things in captivity."
Collectors hunt for the coffee cherries in the droppings of civets in the Indonesian plantations to make a brew enriched by the bushy-tailed, cat-like animal's stomach, that produces the unique taste.
Most coffee drinkers say that the ones who are crazy for the poop-coffee are simply crazy.
"What's the chances of getting a dreaded disease from eating shit?", asked one Indonesian doctor. "We have no long-term data because we can't keep it here when people around the world are demanding it, even at ridiculous prices."
"The Motto on the civet's crap coffee should be 'Eat Shit & Die!"