I like it here coz there are shops outside which sells not just goods and souvenir items but food as well,especially Durian Ice Cream and Civet Coffee---just a few of what Davao is well known for.
I know right,Durian.Something tells me I should try it but I was not emotionally ready that time to try it.The super strong smell of the fruit really turns me off.Imagine having sex with a woman with strong body odor and you know what I mean.hahaha
SWEET SPOT ICE CREAM and their ice cream selection
They also sell coffee.Coffee and Ice Cream,how about that?
But this is no ordinary coffee,it's Civet Coffee,Mt.Apo Civet Coffee that is.
Mount Apo Civet coffee is naturally grown arabica coffee from the rich volcanic ash of Mount Apo in altitudes of 1,500meters above.I guess that's why it's expensive huh.Imagine transporting the coffee from 1,500 meters to start with.
That's another reason why Civet coffee is one of the most expensive and low-production varieties of coffee,In Davao Crocodile Park,a glass costs 150pesos.
an illustration fo how they process the Civet Coffee
Civet Coffee --150pesos
Altura --- 50 pesos
I am not very good with discriminating taste so I ordered two Civet Coffee and one Altura(50pesos) so as to compare any difference.My wife and I were sipping one cup after another and noticed that there is indeed a big difference.The Civet coffee passed the taste test.
my wife with friend Jd enjoying the coffee and ice cream
And the Crocodile Durian flavor,don't worry they don't put Crocodile meat in it,just added crocodile egg for flavoring.I wonder if there is any difference though coz whichever way you put,you still ate crocs.:)