Kopi luwak or civet coffee is coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract. A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp.
Coffee, like tobacco and wine, has an old history with special charisma, not only because it always involves many people in its processing and creates job opportunities, but also because of its many flavor. Coffee has become a ritual for a great many people across the world. The tastes of coffee depend on where it is planted and how it is processed and prepared. Therefore, prior to serving, coffee has to go through lengthy processing and special recipes help generate excellent flavor. To enable consumers to identify their favorite coffee, coffee producers acquire a trademark which guarantees consumer satisfaction.
Bali cocoa powder is made by cold-pressing our highest quality organic raw cacao beans into a cake, which separates the oil from the protein and fiber, making a dark brown paste called chocolate liquor. The temperature is never allowed to exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit but usually only reaches 113 degrees. A high accuracy thermometer monitors this process. Other cocoa powders can be exposed to temperatures as high as 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, the some of the fat is slowly separated into cacao butter and what remains is a cake. This cake or cocoa solid is then cold-milled to become a truly raw organic unsweetened cocoa powder. The powder allows for maximum digestion and antioxidant absorption.
Ginseng Coffee is a mixture of high quality coffee, precious ginseng, milk powder and sugar. It has all the advantages of ordinary coffee. It makes you feel alert in the early morning hours, it promotes your digestion and it has a great taste. But on top of that, Ginseng Coffee eliminates some of the big disadvantages that come along with ordinary coffee, like nervousness, accelerated heart beat, sweating, sleepless nights, depression and fear.
Ginger is a herb but is often known as a spice, with a strong distinct flavor that can increase the production of saliva. The part that is used as spice on the plant itself is the rhizomes or ginger root. This ginger root is traditionally used with sweet foods in Western cuisine being included in popular recipes such as ginger ale, ginger snaps, gingerbread, ginger biscuits and ginger cake.
The main species harvested for vanillin is Vanilla planifolia. Although it is native to Mexico, it is now widely grown throughout the tropics. Madagascar is the world’s largest producer. Additional sources include Vanilla pompona and Vanilla tahitiensis (grown in Tahiti) – although the vanillin content of these species is much less than Vanilla planifolia.
Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, (of which the type species is Cymbopogon citratus) native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. It is a tall perennial grass. Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, cha de Dartigalongue, fever grass, Hierba Luisa or Gavati Chaha amongst many others.
The name cinnamon comes from Hebrew and Phoenician through the Greek kinnámōmon. In Indonesia, where it is cultivated in Java and Sumatra, it is called “kayu manis” (sweet wood) and sometimes cassia vera, the “real” cassia.
Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconut harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Throughout the tropical world it has provided the primary source of fat in the diets of millions of people for generations. It has various applications in food, medicine, and industry. Coconut oil is very heat stable so is suited to methods of cooking at high temperatures like frying. Because of its stability it is slow to oxidize and thus resistant to rancidity, lasting up to two years due to high saturated fat content. Numerous governmental agencies and medical organizations recommend against the consumption of significant amounts of coconut oil due to the high saturated fat content.
Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata), also called Ostrich Plume and Pink Cone Ginger, are native Asia plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top.