Elephant Dung Coffee Among World’s Most Expensive, Exclusive
You’ve likely heard of civet coffee. No? Kopi Luwak? Here, let me refresh your memory:
The next trend in like fashion is now known as Black Ivory.
Arabica coffee grown at 1500 meters (a decent altitude, actually) is brought to elephants to eat up with their long snouts, cramming the coffee fruit into their enormous cavern-sized mouths before digesting, and.. (ahem).. you know.
The elephant’s caretaker then harvests the now strangely valuable coffee remnant (the seed, what you and I know as the unroasted bean) to be roasted and sold at a premium. What kind of a premium are we talking? I’m glad you asked.
$1,100 per Kg
Yes, that’s $498.95/lb, or $31.18/oz, which rounds out to roughly $15.59 per brewed 8oz cup of elephant poop coffee. To be fair, a portion of sales goes for a good cause.. to help the elephant who ate the coffee, or something. You can read the original article here: Elephant Dung Coffee Among World’s Most Expensive, Exclusive