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Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup
Associated Press via SFGate ^ | 12-7-12 | JOCELYN GECKER

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Humor; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: coffee; elephants; thailand
Thailand? "Gee, dear, the coffee has a different tang today"
1 posted on 12/07/2012 7:48:53 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

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).


2 posted on 12/07/2012 7:55:16 PM PST by doc1019
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To: dynachrome

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!


3 posted on 12/07/2012 8:00:39 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: dynachrome

coffee pooped by civet cats not selling well these days?


4 posted on 12/07/2012 8:02:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome

5 posted on 12/07/2012 8:03:19 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: dynachrome

They wait a day because any sooner would be “dangerous ground”


6 posted on 12/07/2012 8:04:29 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: dynachrome
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7 posted on 12/07/2012 8:13:26 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Thorliveshere

It’s a bit nutty.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 8:14:18 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: dynachrome

Just sub the word coffee for chili. If you’ve seen Porky’s you know what I mean.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 8:14:29 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: dynachrome

Can’t taste any worse than Starbucks!


10 posted on 12/07/2012 8:15:08 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: dynachrome

“All I saw was that poor little monkey desperately trying to put the cork back in...”


11 posted on 12/07/2012 8:15:52 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: dynachrome

It sounds like our current government. Liberals eating the droppings of RINO elephants.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 8:24:13 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dynachrome
plucked a day later from their dung

Once again, foreigners doing jobs Americans won't do.

13 posted on 12/07/2012 8:42:59 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: dynachrome

Starbutts?


14 posted on 12/07/2012 8:44:31 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: dynachrome
Animal Mother: Well I got a joke for you. I'm gonna tear you a new a$$hole.
Private Joker: [doing John Wayne impression] Well, pilgrim, only after you eat the peanuts out of my $hit!

--Full Metal Jacket (1987)

15 posted on 12/07/2012 8:57:07 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: GeronL
coffee pooped by civet cats not selling well these days?

This is big bidness. You want high volume production, you go with high volume stomachs.

16 posted on 12/07/2012 9:08:43 PM PST by TChad
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To: dynachrome

17 posted on 12/08/2012 5:13:08 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: dynachrome
I want to hear a description of the flavor that makes this coffee so unique. I mean really, would any regular coffee drinker be able to appreciate it? To me, as a roaster, Colombian Huila is consistently some of the best tasting coffee on the planet for the price of green beans anywhere.

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.

18 posted on 12/08/2012 5:47:19 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: doc1019
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).

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!"

19 posted on 12/08/2012 5:52:50 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: dynachrome

I’m going to start feeding my dog coffee beans.


20 posted on 12/08/2012 7:24:54 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: dynachrome

Shouldn’t the headline say: “Coffee from elephant’s butt...” Just saying...


21 posted on 12/08/2012 9:08:41 AM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: Caipirabob
I still haven't come across a compelling argument to eat or drink a product of something else's digestive system.

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it, Papichulo.

22 posted on 12/08/2012 4:22:06 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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