Now serving Elephant Dung Coffee: $50 a cup. How about $1100 a bag? Yes, you heard it right: coffee beans fed to elephants, and harvested from their shat are ending up in your cup of joe...if you have the cash.
With a mixture of "rice, fruit and water," the beans are fed to these wooly mammoths, where they are digested and shit out. Some "15 to 70 hours later," the beans are ready to be recovered. Next they are cleaned, roasted, and served for your enjoyment. Or, maybe we should say, "drinking pleasure."
Here 's what supposedly happens, and why you are paying such a steep price for this shit. Once the elephant eats these beans, they are "slow cooked" inside of it's digestive system, and, for lack of a better term, released. This process gives them a new, more flavorful taste.
This rich, nuttier taste is becoming highly sought after, and many are paying the price. Would you, if say, Dunkin Donuts had it?
This rich, nuttier taste is becoming highly sought after, and many are paying the price. Would you, if say, Dunkin Donuts had it? Next up: Elephant Dung Stout? No joke!