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Anantara Sells Elephant-Digested Coffee For $50 A Cup!

October 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM | by | ()

Anantara Resorts has begun to sell "naturally refined" coffee beans in some of their hotels in the Maldives and Thailand, but you're going to want to read the fine print on this one: They're made from beans that have been digested and pooped out by elephants. Anantara isn't the first with Bali's Ayana resort doing strange things with coffee, cat bladders and their bowels, but they're certainly the priciest. For $1,100 a kilogram, or approximately $50 a cup, travelers can enjoy what is currently the world's most expensive coffee. The digestion of the beans apparently breaks down the proteins that cause bitterness, claiming to make this cup of Joe go down as smoothly as it no doubt comes out of the elephants.

Anyway you slice it, Anantara Resorts gets the last laugh with this one. The irony in the fact that you are paying 50 times what a cup of coffee should cost in an effort to drink what comes out of the back end of an elephant cannot be overlooked. We had to chuckle when we saw that they decided to name it Black Ivory Coffee, as if we needed any spacial imagery for this one.

Are we down? In theory, yes, but not for that price - it's just ridiculous.

Does dunking a donut in elephant dung coffee do anything for you? Let us know in the comments below!

[Photo: Anantara Resorts]

Archived Comments:

Animal Abusive ?

I read so much about this elephant poop coffee. Generally, elephants do not eat coffee beans, aren't they? So isn't this another form of animal abusive? And it is kind of abusive to my pocket with 50$ a cup.