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The Dutch East India Company

The Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, VOC) was a chartered company established in 1602, when the States General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out trade activities in Asia. It is often considered to have been the first multinational corporation in the world and it was the first company to issue stock. It… Read more

Gayo Arabica beans

Coffees from Sumatra are known for their smooth, sweet body that is balanced and intense. Gayo Arabica coffee is grown on the hillsides surrounding the town of Takegon and Lake Tawar, at the northern tip of Sumatra, in the region of Aceh. Our Wild Gayo Luwak coffee comes from the Gayo highlands of Central Aceh, Sumatra. The coffee beans are organically… Read more

Kopi Luwak Gayo

The Luwak or Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus), also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae native to South-east Asia and southern China who is the responsible of the fame of the Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee. Luwak is the Indonesian name given to the Asian Palm Civet. The… Read more

Foraging & Processing

The wild Luwak sniffs out only the very ripest coffee cherries, which it eats as part of its natural mixed diet. After chewing the fruity exterior of the coffee cherry, the Luwak swallows the bean whole. Enzymes within it’s stomach massage the beans, changing their overall protein structure. This process enhances the sweetness and brightness of the bean. By defecating he… Read more

Hand roasted Kopi Luwak

Alike many other coffee types, our Kopi Luwak Gayo Arabica is medium roasted, not to destroy the complex flavors acquired during both processes. Afterwards, beans need to be cooled quickly to stop the roasting process and to allow the aroma to be fixed and the oil substances to be condensed. Wild Gayo Luwak coffee has an individual depth of roast… Read more

Premium packed Kopi Luwak

Roasted Wild Gayo Luwak coffee comes in special bags which have a one way degassing valve to allow the liberation of gases caused after the roasting process and does not permit the entering of air. The oxygen along with light and humidity are the main “enemies” of coffee. The bags also contain a ziplock to preserve maximum freshness of the coffee… Read more