Leading Retailers Pull Civet Coffee ‘Kopi Luwak’ From Shelves
Retailers around the globe have made the decision to clear their shelves of civet coffee (also known as Kopi Luwak), following pressure from WSPA supporters.
A BBC investigation broadcast in September last year, revealed the increased trend for civet coffee to be produced from civets taken from the wild and kept captive in appalling caged conditions.
Following that investigation, WSPA launched a campaign calling for an end to caged civet coffee production - highlighting the need for transparency through independent certification and contacting a series of retailers around the world who were selling the product.
The British company Harrods immediately demonstrated their commitment to only source ‘cage free’ civet coffee. Several other major companies such as Selfridges (UK), Simon Lévelt (Netherlands), Teknikmagasinet (Sweden) and Winther’s Kaffe (Denmark) have gone even further by completely removing the product from their shelves until a cruelty-free product can be guaranteed.
Full list of retailers committed to stop selling Kopi Luwak or to source only from cage free sources:
- Canada: Doi Chaang Coffee Company, The Bean Stop
- Denmark: Coolshop, Cool Stuff, Mikkeller, Randers Regnskov, Risteriet, Winther’s Kaffe
- Netherlands: Brandmeester’s, Simon Lévelt, Van Hilst
- Sweden: Cool Stuff, J & N, Teknikmagasinet, Roliga Prylar
- UK: Harrods, Selfridges, Firebox