How to Make Civet Coffee

Making civet coffee is a good business. Civet coffee has a milder taste, because it has been half digested by a civet cat. Here's how to make civet coffee


  1. 1
    Let your civet/s loose in your aviary or cage planted with coffee shrubs. Force feeding decreases the coffee's quality as the civet cats pick the best beans from the shrubs.
  2. 2
    Put a bowl of water for the civet/s to drink from.
  3. 3
    Wait for 24 hours and come back to the aviary. Use the small spade or shovel to collect the cat's droppings. Civets are nocturnal so make sure not to wake them up.
  4. 4
    Bring the droppings to a sink and wash them thoroughly and keep the coffee beans embedded in the droppings.
  5. 5
    Set the cloth or tarp in a warm, airy spot and carefully arrange the beans on the tarp or cloth. Wait for the beans to dry.
  6. 6
    When the beans are dry, roast them until the desired colour is achieved.
  7. 7
    Grind the beans and stir them into some hot water for a cup of exotic civet coffee, or you can sell the coffee whole or ground, at a price of $50 at the most.


  • You can house civets in individual cages and force feed them every day, but doing that will decrease the coffee's quality, taste and price for when the cats are given lots of coffee to choose from, it will always choose the youngest and freshest coffee. Also a happy cat makes better coffee.

Things You'll Need

  • A large aviary planted with coffee shrubs is ideal. The climate should be cold.
  • A healthy civet cat
  • Water in a bowl for the civet/s
  • A shovel or spade
  • An old tarp or cloth

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