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29 July 2010

Halal Coffee

Tagged Under | Muslim | Indonesia | coffee
Brewing tension

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.