Academic Field

Biological Sciences

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Lynda McMaster-Schuyler

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The Civet Cat of family Vivverridae is used to produce a rare coffee product called Kopi Luwak. As a result of Kopi Luwak’s increasing popularity, Civet Cat abuse is prevalent. Our research aims to recreate Kopi Luwak by artificially replicating the conditions of the Civet Cats digestive system. Proteolytic enzymes, acid treatment, and varying incubation conditions will be used to simulate the process.

Start Date

10-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 2:45 PM

Location

SERC House of Fields

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Chemical Production of Kopi Luwak

SERC House of Fields

The Civet Cat of family Vivverridae is used to produce a rare coffee product called Kopi Luwak. As a result of Kopi Luwak’s increasing popularity, Civet Cat abuse is prevalent. Our research aims to recreate Kopi Luwak by artificially replicating the conditions of the Civet Cats digestive system. Proteolytic enzymes, acid treatment, and varying incubation conditions will be used to simulate the process.