The Indonesian Kopi luwak AKA civet coffee is the world's most expensive coffee at $160 per pound. Are there any testimonials, considering its premium price, that its taste even distinguishable compared to other premium beans?
Yes, there are testimonials that Kopi Luwak has a distinct flavor, at least to the trained palette of coffee enthusiasts. However, there seems little consensus that it's a particularly good coffee. One cupper says:
The kopi luwak was again smooth and silky with deep chocolate notes and a pleasant earthiness to it. The Honduran was vibrant and citrusy, popping out with tart berry flavors as it cooled a little bit. As both cups cooled down, the differences were night and day to everyone at the table; the difference in acidity alone was enough to readily distinguish the two.
just exceedingly mild with little sign of regionally distinctive flavors.
I picked the taste straight away as Kopi Luwak from my previous but recent cupping experience....I don't dislike the taste of Kopi Luwak however I have found that at least for my pallet, that I have had lot of nicer coffees and blends