2nd day in bali, we stopped by at a coffee plantation on our way to kintamani. the wonderful thing is, they served u free coffee ere!
so while enjoying 1 cup after another, (damn gud cuppa), i saw sumthin, err... movin..
cute, aite? (thnx 2 jaja act 4 alerting me on dis. i was so into my coffee so i dun even bother wut were happening around). this cute lil animal is called paradoxurus. sound like a dino aite? hehehe.. locals call em luwak. its a small civit-like animal that loves coffee damn much (yup, welcome to my club, mr luwak). So what is the relation between me, coffee and this cute lil guy (apart from our craving for coffee)? hmmm..
"These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy's stomach, it undergoes chemical treatment and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee. The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel or chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, must and exotic. The body is almost syrupy ant it's very smooth"
this is the coffee.....
and this is the guy who's having coffee made of animal's poo. yikes or yummy?
ok...then we went to kintamani & had our lunch thr. otw 2 ubud, i saw dis, n i like it so i shot it:
more pics & stories in the nxt post......