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Luwak Coffee

I never imagined that I will be able to see the actual cat (called Civet or Luwak) that makes this coffee famous.

The coffee beans are eaten by the Civet. 68 more words

Paco Rabanne, La Nuit

(The latest in my collection of “old skanks” such as Elizabeth Taylor Passion and Rochas Femme)

I consider myself fortunate that I can smell past civet, aldehydes, oakmoss and artemisia and identify notes beyond “old lady perfume”. 117 more words



Yes, I understand the painstaking process of collecting civet cat poop to extract the coffee beans that makes Kopi Luwak one of the most expensive coffees in the world. 29 more words

Foodtastic & Resto Finds

What I Miss Most When I Travel - My cup of coffee

The taste of coffee is very personal and unique to each individual, it depends entirely on which family you were born to and what your tastes are like. 681 more words

Just Thinking

The Fossa

Behold, the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox), the top predator of Madagascar (exempting, as always, our own very predatory kind).  The fossa weighs between 5.5 and 8.5 kg (12 to 20 pounds) and lives mostly on primates—namely the lemurs which are everywhere indigenous to the strange micro-continent.   503 more words


Africa's Other Cats

Many tourists flock to Africa to view Africa’s infamous predators, most notably its big cats such as lion, leopard and cheetah. However there are a number of other cat species to be found in the various parks and reserves of Africa which are equally if not more interesting than their larger cousins. 722 more words

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