A Dutch online shop is selling coffee made from civet cat droppings – for £14 an ounce.

Kopi Luwak, or civet cat coffee, is produced by the civet cat in Sumatra, reports Dagblad van het Noorden.

It eats ripe coffee beans which are then hand-picked from its droppings by local people.

The beans are of the highest quality but the work is so intensive that only 500kg is made each year.

Dutch connoisseur Bob Dam, from Groningen, said the coffee has a fine chocolate aroma which tastes delicious at the back of the throat.

“The taste is exquiste but it is too expensive to really enjoy the coffee,” he added.

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