London: Do you enjoy rich coffee? Think twice! Willing to taste coffee with coffee berries retrieved from faeces of a cat? A coffee shop is serving up coffee made from beans of coffee berries that have been eaten by an Asian Toddy cat and passed through its digestive tract - for 9 pounds a cup.

Kopi Luwak, or Civet coffee, is said to be one of the trendiest beverages around - which costs between 200 and 300 pounds per pound, reports the Daily Mail.

The reason why it is so expensive is its scarcity, as only 500kgs of the beans are produced in its home of Indonesia each year.

Locals pick the 'coffee beans' from the faeces of Asian civet cats, which eat the ripe coffee berries as part of their diet.

Once they are cleaned they are roasted. The coffee they produce is described as filled with a deep, mellow flavor, not acidic, with a 'unique, soft, sweet taste'.

It is already been big hit in Japan and the U.S. and the latest place to sample the new brand is a coffee chain in Birmingham.

The drink is available from the Birmingham-based Urban Coffee Company, which has shops in the city centre and the Jewellery Quarter.

Simon Jenner, co-owner of the Urban Coffee Company said: "The cat coffee is a fashion trend. It''s one of the things you have to try before you die."

(Courtesy: Mid-Day)