Just a few days ago, South Cotabato News had a chance to visit for the second time Purok 8, Brgy. Kinilis in Polomolok, South Cotabato, where one of the world's most expensive coffee came from- the Kafe' Balos.
We learned from the villagers that Kafe Balos comes from an unusual source- the droppings of palm civet (a nocturnal, cat-like mammal) or "balos" to the B'laan villagers. Droppings are handpicked and collected early in the morning by the villagers and then processed to become- Kafe Balos or Coffee Alamid .
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This civet are known to have the taste of only the sweetest red coffee cherries that contains the coffee beans. When eaten by civets, the beans then pass through a natural processing or fermentation inside the civet's stomach which is believed to give the coffee its unique taste and aroma.
In the Philippines, the 70 grams of Kafe' Balos costs Php 500.00, and abroad it is sold at around $700.00 per kilo making it one of the world's most expensive coffee.
Watch the following video of TV Patrol Soccsksargen uploaded on Youtube featuring the Kafe' Balos of Kinilis.
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