Yes, it's true -- this mammal, native to Africa and Asia, is responsible for pooping out the world's most expensive coffee, called Kopi Luwak. Civets are fed coffee cherries, and during digestion the animal's enzymes mix with the coffee beans before they, ahem, pass through, giving the beans a unique, bitter taste. See how it all happens...
The Cherries Are Chosen..
A farmer in East Java, Indonesia, picks coffee cherries to feed the civets.
A Whole Team at Work: Hand-Picking the Cherries
The Civet Approaches...
...Gets Ready to Dig In...
...And Is Joined by Friends for Dinner
In East Java, workers use gloves to clear the results of the feast.
That Ain't Peanuts and Nougat.
Civet poop before it's turned into the coffee.