Kafelaku Coffee (貓屎咖啡): Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau 1


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Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

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What to eat or drink when visiting Taipa Village in Macau? Kafelaku Coffee is definitely one of spots among many others such as Seng Cheong Restaurant for Crab Porridge, Portuguese cuisine and Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant. Unlike the typical cafe scene in Singapore, Pork Bun and Portuguese Tart are available instead.

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

Civet Cat, Kopi Luwak, Luwak Coffee. Which is which?

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

They all are referring to the same beverage. In essence, this coffee is one of the world’s most expensive and low-production varieties of coffee. It is brewed from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, passed through its digestive tract, defecated and collected.

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness. Each cup cost about 58 MOP (approx. SGD10).

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

Although I did mention about it, but the irony was we didn’t get to try it! The we ran out of MOP after our crab porridge lunch and the mega long queue at the money changer didn’t ease the matter.

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

With that, we went for Portuguese Tarts instead at 20 MOP each.

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

Fu-yoh! It was piping hot and freshly baked! Milky, silky and fragrant custard complementing the flaky, light and crispy crust got me straight to heaven!

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

A sweet ending to this visit at Taipa Village was a photo with the cutey pie who served me the tart. Despite her tattoo, her smile (while my interaction with her) was heart-melting and priceless.

Kafelaku Coffee: Civet Cat Coffee & Portuguese Tart In Taipa Village, Macau

We only managed to spend 1.5 hours here at Taipa Village as we had a flight to catch. What I pity! Nevertheless, this place is worth checking out besides the casinos if you are on this part of Macau.


Address:

Rua do Cunha, Old Taipa Village

Open:

10:30-21:00 Mon – Sun



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