December 12, 2012

Elephant Dung Coffee: Smooth, Exotic & $500/Lb.

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press


AP Photo

In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is helping to excrete some of the world's most expensive coffee.

Trumpeted as earthy in flavor and smooth on the palate, the exotic new brew is made from beans eaten by Thai elephants and plucked a day later from their dung. A gut reaction inside the elephant creates what its founder calls the coffee's unique taste.

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TAGGED: Coffee, Feces, Elephants