The taste: We know what you're thinking and no, it did not taste like poop It tasted like...really thick coffee, almost a Turkish coffee really, strong with little acidity. It wasn't bad but it's not worth making it your morning wake-up cup. Special occasions only.
The price: Order it at a hotel in Bali, and you'll pay about $13 per cup. Go to a grocery store and buy a package of the beans or powder enough to make 10 cups, and pay $12-$15. Buy a single packet of the powdered stuff at the grocery store, and you could get it for just $1.50.
Where to find it: If you're on Bali, you'll see it damn near everywhere tourists go. Kopi luwak is packaged in ornate wood boxes or just in packets and sold at souvenir stands, in the Ubud Art Market and at regular grocery stores in Seminyak, which is where we found ours. Of course we also drank it at the W Retreat & Spa, and you can read about that experience here.
Caution: Our fellow Bali traveler and Jaunted contributor Rayme Gorniak bought a box of the coffee or two to bring back to Australia. Customs snatched it from him, though he did declare it. He said they specifically asked if he had any, and they confiscated it on the grounds that it may contain something or other they don't want in Australia. Hmmm. We've so far had no problems.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]