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Lam Dong’s 1st weasel coffee farm opens

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10:00 GMT+7
Lam Dong’s 1st weasel coffee farm opens

The first weasel coffee farm in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is now available for visiting purposes.

The opening of the farm is an effort to popularize the quality and trademark of Vietnamese coffee, as well as creating a new sight-seeing venue for tourists in the Central Highlands city.

The two-hectare farm, located at 135E Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Da Lat City, is raising about 120 weasels which can help produce an average of 500 kilograms of weasel coffee every year.

Visitors to the farm can see the entire process of making the coffee with the help of the domesticated animals which are under supervision of the local forest management agency.

“For every coffee crop, the weasels, a type of civet, are fed with highest quality Arabica coffee berries. The coffee beans which are relatively undigested and intact in their droppings were then collected, cleaned and processed for sale,” the farm’s owner Nguyen Minh Quoc told Vietnam News Agency.

The enzymes inside the weasels’ stomach give the undigested coffee beans more delightful taste and distinctive aroma, said local coffee experts.

“The coffee has been checked and recognized by the Pasteur Institute of Da Lat and the Nuclear Research Institute for good quality and hygiene.” Quoc added.

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