Chemical test to authenticate cat poop coffee

NewImageHow do you know if your kopi luwak coffee, made from beans collected, swallowed, and crapped back out by civets, is the real deal? Japanese and Indonesian biotechnologists have developed a chemical test to authenticate your pricey cup of joe. Their scientific paper, titled "Selection of Discriminant Markers for Authentication of Asian Palm Civet Coffee (Kopi Luwak): A Metabolomics Approach," was published in the Journal of Argicultural and Food Chemistry.

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Image: "Indonesian farmer shows coffee beans already digested by Asian Palm Civet, but before cleaning and roasting" (HaztechGuy/Wikipedia)