Skip to comments.Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup
Posted on 12/07/2012 7:48:44 PM PST by dynachrome
In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting 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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Most of the coffee we have on the market today taste like crap, however, to drink coffee actually pulled out of crap ... I think I will pass (so to speak).
Some clever businessman is laughing (at his crazy customers) all the way to the bank. What (literal) crap people will give away their $ for. Ha!ha!
coffee pooped by civet cats not selling well these days?
They wait a day because any sooner would be “dangerous ground”
It’s a bit nutty.
Just sub the word coffee for chili. If you’ve seen Porky’s you know what I mean.
Can’t taste any worse than Starbucks!
“All I saw was that poor little monkey desperately trying to put the cork back in...”
It sounds like our current government. Liberals eating the droppings of RINO elephants.
Once again, foreigners doing jobs Americans won't do.
--Full Metal Jacket (1987)
This is big bidness. You want high volume production, you go with high volume stomachs.
I thought by comparison, Hawaiian and Jamaican simply didn't compare. OTOH, fans of the latter are looking for delicate, smooth balanced flavor and I want a coffee bean that shakes it's brown biznezz in your face and says "Ya se que te quieres!"
Anyway, I guess I'll never know, as I still haven't come across a compelling argument to eat or drink a product of something else's digestive system.
I'll second that.
Here's something interesting. In Colombia, of course you'll find a ton of variety in the coffee selection on the shelves of the local market. Regions and estates can easily get their product on the shelf in a busy market. What surprised me was the first time I tried Colombian milk in a bag. I thought "This can't be good". It lasts up to 90 days like that.
Well, surprise: It was incredibly delicious. It tasted like fresh creamery milk. Frothy, think consistent and full of flavor. I like about 15-20% milk to coffee but this stuff? I looked forward as much to the milk as the coffee!
The hardest part about the whole thing is on returning to America, you have no chance, even with the organic stuff of duplicating the experience outside of a farm. To make things worse, you look a the food prices and keep thinking "This has to be the peso price...it's twice as expensive as it should be!"
I’m going to start feeding my dog coffee beans.
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