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Elephant Dung Coffee Thailand

Lun, a Thai mahout, stirs up a coffee bean mixture with fruit and rice that will be fed to elephants at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand.

Care for a cup of elephant-dung coffee?

Would you pay AED 200 for a cup of coffee if you knew the beans were processed inside the guts of an elephant? Thailand's Black Ivory Coffee is probably the limit when it comes to going organic. Hand-picked beans are fed to elephants along with a mixture of fruit and rice. The beans pass through the pachyderms' intestines and are excreted with its dung. The process strips the beans of their acidic content leaving behind coffee fetches $1,100 per kilogram, making it the priciest coffee in the world.