Peppermint mochas and caramel brûlée lattes may just be a thing of the past.
Cat poo coffee — formally called Doi Chaang Wild Thai Civet coffee — comes to Vancouver Friday, courtesy of Kerrisdale’s Bean Brothers Café.
It’s not a cutesy title, nor is it a marketing gimmick, Bean Brothers Café owner Arkady Draliuk stresses.
Cat poo coffee is quite literally java produced from coffee cherries passed through the digestive system of a Southeast Asian mongoose.
“It’s the chemical reaction in the animal’s digestive system that’s made it so sweet,” Draliuk said.
“When there are lots of different coffee places around, you have to create something different.”
So on a search for something different he went — and different he found, during a regional coffee exhibition where he first tried the brew.
Calling it a poignant, yet smooth and sweet coffee, Draliuk starts selling the award-winning brew as of Friday — for $30 a cup.