Monkey Coffee vs. Cat Poop Coffee

Monkey coffee has the perfect amount of acidity that most coffee connoisseurs would describe. The caffeine content depends on various factors that affect all coffee beans: the variety of coffee grown, roasting and brewing method. Arabica beans account for the majority of monkey coffee, and these have less caffeine than robusta coffee beans. Also, the longer the beans are roasted, the more caffeine is burned off, so dark roasts contain less caffeine than light roasts. Typically, monkey coffee is found in light to medium roasts. 

Don't confuse monkey coffee with "monkey" branded coffee. The animal is often used as a brand name in the coffee market, but rarely paired with real monkey parchment coffee. 

Monkey coffee must be stored properly to maintain its freshness. Keep it in a cool, dark and dry place in an airtight container. A pantry or cupboard away from heat sources is a good location. Moisture and humidity can degrade the coffee beans, so avoid storing coffee in the refrigerator or freezer. 

Kopi luwak, or civet coffee, also commonly known as "cat poop coffee". It's another animal-processed gourmet coffee bean that's rare and expensive, with a refined taste that normal coffee beans don't have.

Unlike monkey coffee, civet coffee beans do contain animal’s poop. They are eaten and digested by a catlike mammal called the Asian palm civet in Indonesia and then collected from its feces. As far as flavors go, both are smooth and rich. People who have tasted both types of coffee say the monkey parchment coffee has a deeper and more complex flavor.

Civet coffee is more readily available and not as expensive as monkey coffee. However, there have been reports of exploitation and abuse of captive civets in order to produce the coveted beans. There are also concerns that animal injuries could contaminate coffee beans, at least altering the taste. For this reason, it is best to seek out coffee from wild civet cats.