Do some research before you come!
Luwak coffee is the most expensive coffee in the world and there is a reason behind this - they cage up Civet cats and force them to eat the coffee beans, then go collect their poops and after produce as coffee. This restaurant that my driver 'recommended' had around 10 civet cats caged up by the entrance. Utter cruel.
17 Jun 2018
Kopi Luwak is famous in here... but it’s hard to get the best kopi luwak . My driver recommended this place. So far this is the best Kopi Luwak I tried
21 Mar 2018
Don't cooperate with this industry!
As a complete ignorant about the luwak coffee industry, I was taken by my guide to this little coffee shop and presented with the process of manufacturing this brand. I saw about 4-5 animals caged in rather big cages and one luwak lying on a wooden stand. When asking why are they caged I was told by the host that they tend to get into fights over territory so they are kept in cages and released at night to the jungle so they can eat the coffee beans, and then returned to the cages. It seemed like an odd story but reading about it more in the internet after returning from the visit I realized it was quite a cruel industry in Indonesia, caging these shy nocturnal wild animals and force- feeding them with coffee. I must stress the few items I saw in that coffee shop did not look harmed - just miserable - as anyone would be in a cage. I urge anyone visiting Indonesia not to take part in this cruel industry. Forget about the coffee and think about the suffering of these animals- think that while visiting these places and buying their coffee you are supporting this industry! Anywhere you see caged wild animals should be an immediate sign that something here is very wrong!!
26 Feb 2018
Malioboro Mall, Jl. Malioboro No. 52-58 , Yogyakarta, Indonesia