25-31 March 2015
25-31 March 2015
Brewing tension

Halal Coffee

Indonesia’s leading clerical group has ruled it’s alright for Muslims to drink coffee made from beans picked from civet dung. Recently, Muslim groups had started a campaign against the Kopi Luwak, saying it was ‘unclean’. The Indonesian Ulema Council held a day-long meeting and decided against the ban, so long as the beans are cleaned properly. “Kopi Luwak can be declared halal after passing through a washing process. Producing, selling and drinking it is allowed,” Maruf Amien, acting head of the council, told AP.