The origins of Kopi Luwak is closely related to the history of coffee cultivation in Indonesia. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Dutch opened the commercial tree plantations in the colonies in the Dutch East Indies, especially in Java and Sumatra.  One of them was brought arabica coffee seeds from Yemen. In the era of "cultivation" or Cultuurstelsel (1830-1870), the Netherlands banned the indigenous plantation workers picking coffee berries for personal consumption, but local residents want to try the famous drink coffee. Then the plantation workers eventually find that there is a ferret who likes to eat the fruit of the coffee, but only the flesh is digested, the epidermis and the coffee beans are still intact and undigested. Luwak coffee beans in the dirt is then dipunguti, washed, roasted, ground, and brewed with hot water, it creates a Luwak coffee. The news about the pleasures of aromatic coffee is finally wafted by a Dutch plantation owner, then the coffee is a hobby of the rich Dutch. Because of its rarity and unusual manufacturing process, Civet coffee is coffee that was expensive since colonial times.
Luwak, or civet civet full, happy to look for fruits that are quite good and ripe fruit including coffee as food. Luwak coffee will choose fruit that really cook a meal, and afterwards, which covered coffee beans and hard skin will come out with undigested civet droppings. Coffee beans like this, in the past are often hunted by farmers, because it is believed to originate from the finest coffee beans have been fermented and naturally in the stomach mongoose. And supposedly, civet coffee flavor is really different and special among the fans and connoisseurs of coffee.
Kopi Luwak is given by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, on his visit to Australia in early March 2010 to the attention of the press in Australia because the Australian Quarantine Bureau is through the examination first. The press called him dung diplomacy.