Beans from Mount Matutum

Mount Matutum is a picturesque mountain from where this beans was collected and harvested. It is aromatic, affordable and astounding coffee at its best. Matutum is located in the province of South Cotabato, Mindanao, a stratovolcano that rises to 2,286 meters above sea level. It is within the area of Socsargen or South Cotabato, Sarangani, and General Santos City, is a region in Mindanao that has agricultural, fishing and industrial resources at its bosom. Great agricultural products are harvested year round.

Many of us know it as alamid coffee or simply civet coffee. Civets feed on the fleshy pulp of fruits like coffee cherries. They’re very good at picking the best and ripest coffee cherries. Enzymes in their digestive system break down the flesh of the fruit and what remains are the coffee beans. After the beans are exposed to some special digestion process, the civet takes a dump. The poo is rinsed away and the beans are collected.

The high price of this coffee is due to the unique and labor intensive process of making the coffee. The taste of civet coffee varies depending on the kind of coffee beans that are ingested, and how the coffee beans are processed, roasted, aged and brewed. This particular are from Arabica beans digested by Civets.

Generally, it has a bold and full flavor and is less bitter than regular coffee. Some coffee connoisseurs describe it as being rich, less acidic, and with a taste that has a hint of cocoa. Others say it has a fruity and nutty flavor. There’s only one way to find out, go grab a cup at Luna Specialty Coffee and share your experience here.