The Philippine Civet Coffee

Civet Bottles smTanay Hills Coffee Beanery brings you the rare and exotic Philippine Civet Coffee.  These coffee beans are more commonly known as Kape Alamid in the Philippines.  These are harvested from the rich grounds of Sierra Madre Mountains and Cordillera province.  It is one of the most coveted among coffee connoisseurs the world over.

Alamid takes its name from the animal to whom we owe the interesting flavors of these coffee beans –the Palm Civet (Paradoxorus Philippinensis), locally known as alamid.  It starts off with the alamids picking the ripest and finest berries to eat, by smell. The animals stuff themselves with it and excrete them all in the morning as the beans cannot be digested.  It is in their digestive tract that miracles happen.  The stomach acids and enzymes affect the chemical structure of the beans. It is this process, the fermentation of the beans in the civet cat’s digestive tract that separates civet cat coffee from the rest.