Cat Dung Coffee - What are we missing?

@whittby (3073)
United States
April 24, 2008 11:53am CST
Well, I'm a little devastated. If I lived in the UK, I could spend $100 for a cup of coffee made from coffee beans, harvested from the dung of the Civet cat. The cat eats the beans, the beans go through its system and then are extracted from the poo. Australia evidently has been selling this coffee for a year as well. Where are marketing people getting these ideas... Sorry, for the visual, but what a job making this stuff. http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/04/brits-pay-100-f.html So..... Would you drink a cup if you were given one free? What is the very top limit of what you would spend for a cup of gourmet coffee?
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17 responses
• Canada
25 Apr 08
That's disgusting! Are you serious? I wouldn't drink it if someone paid me to! Well maybe if they paid me, but it'd have to be a good sum of money! LOL. I'm not one to spend the extra on a gourmet cup of coffee. Give me my Tim Hortons and I'm good!
@whittby (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Well I had to look up Tim Hortons since we don't have any around here and looks like we could use one. I noticed something called a "hot smoothee' that sounds very interesting too.
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@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
25 Apr 08
well whit all i could say about cat poo coffee is they would have to pay me a $100.00 to drink it,even then i would doubt i would try it.i love my coffee and would not spend more than about $ 3.50 for one when i am out.cheers sue
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Oh heck, if they paid me $100 I'd try it. I don't get coffee out much unless we go out for breakfast and thank goodness they usually don't charge a lot. I do love my coffee too.
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@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
25 Apr 08
i dont think so, but who knows maybe all kind of coffee came from the pee of animal, ha ha ha i think it taste good too.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I'm wondering if you've tried this, if you do, let us know how good it tastes!
• United States
25 Apr 08
I saw this piece somewhere myself.. good grief Why I have to ask then ask again Why? Heavens no I would not drink it. I am not a big gourmet coffee drinker. However Sonic now has those Java Chillers OH yum yum yum... I get the frozen with an extra shot of expresso and it is heaven. I think for a large it is about 3.58 kinda steep, but boy are they good. Probably like a 1000 calories per serving too, but who is counting anyway?
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I really wonder why myself - surely you people could come up with something else? Oh, and I feel a road trip coming on - down the street to Sonic. Sounds good, especially with temps in the 80s now.
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
24 Apr 08
I'd drink my own piss first, at least I know where it's been and what was consumed in order to produce it. ewwwwwwwwwww, this is over the top.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Thank goodness I wasn't drinking something when I read your response. I would have choked, I was laughing. You do know that in emergency situations, they do save urine for just that purpose? I know, too much info.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I saw an episode of Dirty Jobs based on the collection of the cats dung. Nasty job. Myself I have yet to drink any gourmet coffee. I prefer regualr coffe and never will pay $4 and more for a cup of joe. I pay around $1.45 cents tops right now for my regular coffee when I eat out. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I must have missed that Dirty jobs episode. I was thinking about this job earlier myself - I wonder if they drink the coffee themselves - I bet not. Believe it or not, I lke Mcdonald's coffee, and the price is right.
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@rlc456 (415)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I would not drink poo coffee even if it was free. I love starbucks coffe.
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@ElicBxn (60050)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I've heard about this before. Its supposed to be an extraordiary cuppa coffee. I don't have that discerning a taste for coffee so it wouldn't mean anything to me. Just let me throw some chocolate in that joe...
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I know what I like and that's about as discerning as I get. Although I have been known to drink coffee that's been sitting quite awhile.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
26 Apr 08
$0 for I dont even go to starbuck they are way to high I will keep making my own thanks
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I drive by Starbucks quite often, but I won't start the habit.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Apr 08
we have 2 close by but I aint a paying that price for a cup of coffee
@alamode (3073)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I am continually stunned by what people are willing to do just to say they did... and why don't they understand that their crying over $4-a-gallon gas can't be taken seriously by people who also know that the general public is more than willing to pay the same $4 for a single cup of coffee??? I make mine at home, put it in an insulated mug, add some sugar-free cocoa mix and head out... when its cold, it tastes like chocolate milk, so I drink it all!
@alamode (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Our son goes up to Canada just to buy Tim Horton's... we drink what he gives us, but its more bitter than mine. I remember when bread was 3 loaves for $1... people swore they'd boycott if it got to $1 a loaf... now its $4-5, and nobody thinks anything of it. Prices have gone up on everything, and people adjust. Its what we do... but I guess we have to grumble first. Passing beans through the equivalent of a skunk is just silly... I wonder who first got the bright idea to drink it?? And I wonder if there's a bet going to see if they can hype it enough to make gullible people buy it...???
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
1 May 08
Well I surely wouldn't spend a $100 bucks for coffee made this way let alone drink it for free. That is truly disgusting. How do they consider this gormet? And I surely also wouldn't want to make the coffee from the poo either, ewww grose!
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
1 May 08
It just goes to show they can get people to pay big money for anything.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
Yup, People are supposed to be the most intelligent animals on the Planet, but are they really? Imagine if you will, someone out walking their dog while drinking a cup of cat-Sh!t coffee. Now the dog has to Sh!t so the person holds the coffee in one hand while bending down and picking up after the dog with the other. Not too smart are they?
@whittby (3073)
• United States
28 Apr 08
My what a visual on how we perceive stuff. On another note, dog droppings are quite a problem - maybe we can come up with a use for them....?
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Well, I do not drink coffee, so this answer is easy for me. NO! More like HE!! NO! That sounds absolutely disgusting. I can't even imagine drinking it for free let alone paying for it. YUCK!
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I think I would try it, but I wonder if I could be impartial on the taste - my mind probably couldn't get away from the manufacture.
• United States
25 Apr 08
EWWWWWWWWWWWWW......no way would i ever even consider drinking this gourmet coffee. Not even if u paid me the $100 to do it. Nasty, unuh. It comes from a cats butt for pete sakes.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Oh but it's roasted and quite sanitary. LOL
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 08
Yep, I did learn this news from the tv evening edition few days back. For me, no matter how tasty the coffee is, I won’t spend $100 for only a single cup of it. I rather prefer to have my cup of local aromatic white coffee with lower charge. I don’t think I would try it even though it were to be given free for me, as the coffee is prepared from the beans which was pick from the cat dung. It is really awful, yuck! My hubby and I would spend our leisure time having coffee and desserts in coffee beans or starbucks though the charge there is rather higher than that in the local coffee shop, but occasionally only.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
It was interesting when you mentioned "white" coffee and I had to investigate. I found Ipoh white coffee and I can't imagine the taste - sounds like it could be quite good though.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Ha,ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, I'll answer if I ever stop laughing.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
25 Apr 08
That's disgusting.