Coffee is considered by many to be a magical elixir. That cup of piping-hot caffeine is what helps vast numbers of adults to get up and go in the mornings, and what helps them to stay focused throughout hectic workdays.
Due to the frenzied uptake of coffee in recent decades, new types of coffee have long been created and discovered, bringing more joy to those adults who desperately need their daily cups of coffee to get through the day.
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Introducing: What Is Bat Spit Coffee?
The newest addition to the coffee arsenal is what is commonly known as “bat spit coffee”, made with Bourbon Pointu coffee beans that are partially digested with bat spit.
Does that sound unappealing? Don’t let the name throw you. This coffee is a Madagascar export that provides a truly delightful cup of coffee.
Now, it is true that Madagascar is not known to be a prominent coffee exporter. This fact, coupled with such an unappealing name for this new coffee export, may be quite the turn-off.
Particularly with the current COVID-19 pandemic that has widely been blamed on a bat. However, don’t let that stop the first taste of this new coffee creation! This coffee is carefully processed and efficiently produced, ensuring that it is safe for human consumption.
How Is Bat Spit Coffee Made?
Bat spit coffee is created using Bourbon Pointu coffee beans that have been chewed upon by bats. Rumor has it that a particular coffee bean farmer found bats chewing on the best beans from his crops.
He took those beans to try himself and found that the flavor profiles possessed by those particular beans were indeed better than the rest of his respective coffee bean crop.
The coffee that he brewed, with a portion of those beans that had been partially consumed by bats, was even more flavorful. That’s when a new kind of coffee was created, called bat spit coffee.
What Do Bat Spit Coffee Beans Taste Like?
From there, it has been discovered that something in the interaction of the bat’s saliva, with the flavors of the coffee beans, brings out intricate notes and flavors.
This convergence of the bat’s saliva and the beans’ unique flavor profile creates a coffee that is uniquely engaging and lightly sweet. The flavor of Bourbon Pointu coffee remains on the tongue after the coffee itself is swallowed.
The coffee does not have a strong acidity, and is very smooth in its flavor profile, due in large part to the chemical reaction that occurs between the bat’s digestive enzymes in its saliva and the air surrounding the coffee bean.
The flavors brought on by the combination of the wild bats’ digestive enzymes, and the standard flavors of these Madagascar beans creates a cup of coffee that is full-bodied and aromatic.
Able to please the most discerning of palates, bat spit coffee is a delightful addition to the myriad of coffee types available today. Take a taste and see what all the hype is about, and prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
Sure to take the coffee world by storm, this Madagascar export fetches high price points, due to its unique production methods and small batch requirements.