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Jacu Bird Coffee


When Henrique Sloper de Araújo first spotted the wild jacu bird feasting on fruit from the coffee trees on his fazenda in the foothills of the majestic Pedra Azul, he threw up his arms in despair.He had no doubt that the organic farming practices on his 740-acre estate, called Camocim, just outside of the Pedra Azul National Park, was causing the birds to wander in and feast on the abundance of pesticide-free coffee cherries. Sloper had previously visited Indonesia, where the prized kopi luwak—coffee extracted from the treated excrement of the coffee cherry–eating Asian palm civet—had gained fame for its taste and steep price. There might be something in the ample bird droppings left behind by the jacu, Sloper thought.

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