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.



If you want to try the one of the world's most expensive coffee you may contact (083)302- 3063 or send an email to  gsc_18daysroasters@yahoo.com

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  1. Don't buy if you're poorMay 31, 2011, 3:33:00 PM

    Kafe' Balos or Kope Luwak and Coffee Alamid.. just too expensive! 

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  2. T'is a big business. hope the tribe there benefits from all this and  wild civets not harmed.

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  3. My wife is the coffee nut..cynthia`s from Argentina and they are passionate about everything esp..coffeeI bet she would love it.great hub very informative!!Mike :0)

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  4. Ask lang po saan daw dito available yan sa gensan?

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  5. Ah, interesting! I'm not a coffee drinker though I wish i could taste it too.. nice website.

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  6.  The price is jaw dropping. Coffee for the kings it is!

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  7. I love coffee, and I can't wait for the day to actually try this. Apparently its really nice.

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  8. I love coffee, and I can't wait for the day to actually try this. Apparently its really nice.

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  9. wow i live in general santos and i just heard of this.

    lol




     

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  10. wow galing! I'm glad that Philippines particularly in South Cotabatos has this kind of Coffee! I hope I can try it in the near future. You are right that Coffee Alamid is the most expensive coffee. So I would try it abroad if i can have it here.

    I hope this Coffee will prosper more and branch out In Manila. If  now i wish to go in South Cotabato.

    Mabuhay!  

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  11. hi ,
    were interested to buy direct ng civet coffee saan po makakakuha,,,we plan to go there in polomolok on july,,any guide na tutulong po samin?

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  12. hi po, i can contact them for you po, just let me know :D

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  13. hi sir we are planning to go in Kinilis for Kafe Balos can u send us info on how to go there or contact info of a guide who can hemp us meet Sir Fred...thanx sir

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  14. Hi sir we are planning also to visit Kinilis can you help us po or send us nalang contact info of Sir Fred so we can ask permission to visit the farm...

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    Check out our new website here!

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  17. Its hard for me to imagine drinking coffee from a cat's poo. :D

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  18. I heard Civet Coffee is a lot healthier since the beans get the nutrients in the tummy of a civet while it is being digested.

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  19. I would certainly try this Civet coffee! Good thing our local farmers had started the production of this in demand and expensive coffee.

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  20. They say that the coffee is good. But from a poo? I hope I didn't knew. Haha

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  21. Sayang, we didn't get to try Kafe Balos when we went there. We stack up on T'nalak instead. :)

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  22. Done two or three articles about the World's most expensive coffee and, indeed our very own Balos stand as one of the best. But I am not quite sure if at this moment, it still holds the world's record for the most expensive one

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  23. I heard of this in a TV show and It's great to know that the world's rarest and expensive coffee is here in the Philippines. I love to try it and indulge myself to its unique aroma.

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  24. Nice! I haven't tried our Kape Alamid yet but I had Coffee Luwak of Indonesia which is close to this one, which is also produce using the help of Civet Cat. :)

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  25. dropping of a civet, now I am curious to taste that coffee. it must be really good.

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  26. i know that tasting civet coffee is so exotic for others , only i oppose to some procedure that they capture the civet and force feed them with coffee beans which is a violation of Wild life Act in the Philippines. and so i suggest that before buying this be sure that the production came from a natural process where droppings are taken from the wild and not from the cages .

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  27. its look like this is a great taste coffee!

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  28. It is great to know how nature works :) The natural process looks like a bit yucky but the end result is one awesome coffee product. I hope Philippines can sustain this ~ http://www.theurbanwalker.net/

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  29. I heard about Kopi Luwak from Indonesia. Glad to know we also have our own. Hope ours become known worldwide, too.

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  30. 700$ per kilo. Wow. That's good business for coffee right there.

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  31. Much as I would like to try this, I simply can't because of where it came from.

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  32. Im not really into coffee! one cup in the morning and im good! But would love to have taste of this coffee..

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  33. This is my first time to heard about Kafe' Balos

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  34. wow $700, glad its only P500 here... very cheap. hahaha. can i just have a civet for a pet and feed him coffee fruits... hahhaa. Yahweh bless.

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  35. wow $700, glad its only P500 here... very cheap. hahaha. can i just have
    a civet for a pet and feed him coffee fruits... hahhaa. Yahweh bless.

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