The coffee that is directly taken from plants is the same coffee eaten by civets since the beans after the civets excreted from the intestine did not change or digested.
That is why many coffee aficionados were fooled about the Kopi Luwak because the beans are still the same beans directly harvested from coffee plants. Kopi Luwak is the same beans directly taken from the coffee plants.
montre: Don't bother trying to make sense out of coffeelover's posts. Most of what is posted from that account makes little or no contribution to threads.
That said, the fact of the matter is that fake civit cat scat beans ARE currently being peddled in the market and civit cats are being abused in order to produce the coffee in question.
And, to top it off, even the genuine article isn't worth drinking.
Time to put this thread to bed. Or should I say out to pasture. Perfect fertilizer!