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10 craziest splurges of the rich

1. Would you pay Rs 5000 for a cup of coffee? That’s how much a cup of the exotic Kopi Luwak costs. You would be even less inclined to buy it if you knew that Kopi Luwak has been extracted from the feces of a small exotic animal called the Paradoxuras!

 

Coffee cherries are eaten by a civet for their fruit pulp. After spending about a day and a half in the civet's digestive tract the beans are then defecated in clumps, having kept their shape and still covered with some of the fleshy berry's inner layers.

 

Despite being in contact with faeces and pathogenic organisms, the beans contain negligible amounts of the enteric organisms associated with feces. Moreover, the "cherry" or endocarp surrounding the bean is not completely digested by the luwak, and after being collected, the farmer performs thorough washing and removes the endocarp

10 outrageous splurges of the rich

Would you pay Rs 5000 for coffee that's made from feces? Or inject blood into your face? Here are some outrageous products and services that only the ultra-rich can afford.

With inputs from Bornrich.com