Popularity of poop coffee threatens civet

A civet is having its blood and physical measurements taken. (Right) A civet in captivity.

KOTA KINABALU: There is nothing special about the much-sought-after kopi luwak (coffee produced from civet dung), according to experts and researchers.

Civet coffee, one of the world’s most expensive coffee, is nothing more than a gimmick that exploits the dietary habits of this cat-like animal.

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