The Civet is a tree dwelling, nocturnal inhabitant of the Philippines’ mountain rainforests. The Civet is known as Motit in the Ilocano language and as Alamid in the Filipino language.
Where is Kape Alamid Sold in the Philippines?
Sales of Kape Alamid are common in various shops around the Philippines’ major airports and also throughout the Philippines’ Batangas region.
Philippine Government Supports Endangered Civet and Coffee Species
In the Philippines the Civet, which is classified scientifically as Paradoxorus Philippinensis, is considered by the government to be an endangered species.
The Philippine government also considers the Liberica coffee plant, which is grown to feed the Civets, to be an endangered species. By working with private foundations, the Philippine government works to preserve both the coffee species as well as the Civet.
After the Civets eat the coffee fruit off the coffee trees they digest most of the outer fruit and then defecate the beans which are gathered up and washesd, sun-dried, and lightly roasted resulting in the famous Civet coffee.
Civet Coffees from Around the Globe
Civet Coffee is produced by various countries including:
More Informative Civet Coffee Information:
and Jacu Bird Coffee.