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The handsome prices paid for kopi luwak, or civet coffee, have masked some highly dubious mass-production methods. However, a group of ethically minded young entrepreneurs is looking to change this situation for the better.

Kopi luwak is produced by coffee beans being semi-digested by civet cats. However, the conditions in which civet cats have been kept in during mass production has prompted a search for ethical alternatives (Photo credit: Getty).