William Lai: What's Brewing in Indonesia?

Date & time

5–6.30pm 17 July 2014

Event series

The world’s most expensive coffee is an intoxicating brew called Kopi Luwak, where the coffee beans have passed through the digestive tract of the Asian palm civet before being collected and roasted. This seminar introduces the ethical problems and recent outrage that have arisen from exploiting the Asian palm civet, which is called luwak in Indonesia. There may also be a win-win-win solution that involves an ethical and natural way of harvesting these coveted coffee beans without the need for luwaks to be caged, farmed or harmed.

William Lai is a CPAS visiting fellow and teaches Food Safety Management at Hong Kong University and Media Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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