Luwak or Asian palm civet

Antique copperplate engraving of the Asian palm civet, also know as the Luwak.

The Asian palm civet is a small viverrid native to Southeast Asia. In 2012, it was suggested that recent increases in capturing the animals for kopi luwak (civet coffee) production may constitute a significant threat to wild palm civet populations.

Kopi Luwak is coffee prepared using coffee beans that have been subjected to ingestion and fermentation in the gastrointestinal tract of the Asian palm civet, which is called luwak in Indonesia. Caffeine content in both Arabica and Robusta luwak coffee is lower than in unfermented coffee. 

Luwak or Asian palm civet
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Image Dimensions
ca 1780
Hand coloring
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Product Number
SKU #P.0079

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