Mostra Coffee Addresses Kopi Luwak Controversy Surrounding Beer Geek Speedway Stout
(San Diego,CA) – As the AleSmith/Mikkeller/Mostra Coffee Beer Geek Speedway sale wrap up, there is some controversy in the air regarding the Kopi Luwak coffee in the beer. Long story short, Kopi Luwak coffee is a rare coffee that is processed through the digestive track of a civiet. While that in itself might strike you as odd, the public has learned over the years that with the popularity of this rare coffee, came producers who cage and force feed civets to increase the yield of the product. Mostra Coffee of San Diego addressed this concern on Facbeook, see below.
“Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive coffee beans to acquire in the world. Due to it’s rarity and high price, not many people have even had the opportunity to try this extremely rare coffee. During the release party at AleSmith Brewing Company, Team Mostra will be offering you a chance to enjoy your very own cup of hot Kopi Luwak coffee. This is also a unique opportunity to taste the same exact coffee that went into the Beer Geek Speedway! We will be brewing each cup to order, so please be prepared to wait a few minutes. There is not a ton of coffee left, so first come, first serve!
Everyone involved in this collaboration stands by ethical practices so we specifically asked our importers to source 100% wild Kopi Luwak, accompanied with proper certification(s
These Luwak walk 100% wild in Pante Raya forest in Indonesia.
*Side Note: The Sustainable Agriculture Network is responsible for setting the standards for Rainforest Alliance and banned coffee production from caged civets in August of 2014.”