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Indonesian cat-poo coffee producers deny mislabelling

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Indonesian producers of gourmet coffee made from beans excreted by civet cats denied Friday they were routinely misleading consumers after a report said coffee from caged animals had been labelled "wild". 

A wild civet in a cage is fed ripe coffee fruits at a plantation producing Luwak coffee in Bali, on July 21, 2010. Indonesian producers of gourmet coffee made from beans excreted by civet cats have denied they were routinely misleading consumers after a report said coffee from caged animals had been labelled "wild".

The Indonesian Kopi Luwak Association also defended the practice of keeping the weasel-like creatures in cages to make the coffee, saying it was fine as long as the end product was clearly labelled.

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