The World’s most expensive and rarest coffee made from Elephant Dung: Black Ivory Coffee



What’s the rarest and the most expensive bag of beans a caffeine cultist could possibly procure? It’s called Black Ivory Coffee, and it’s made in Thailand from top quality elephant dung.

The exotic Black Ivory Coffee is made from beans eaten by Thai elephants and extracts a day later from their dung. When an elephant eats coffee, its belly acid breaks down the protein found in coffee, which is responsible for bitterness and at the end of this process we get a cup of coffee that’s very smooth like regular coffee without the bitterness.

epa03499613 A Thai mahout picks coffee beans out of elephant dung as part of the process to make Black Ivory Coffee, a coffee brewed from beans that have been through an elephant's intestinal system, at an elephant camp in Chiang Rai province, northern of Thailand, 07 December 2012. The coffee is made with Thai Arabica coffee beans that are eaten by elephants and after that processed into coffee. The coffee is about to be launched on international markets. The project employs elephant mahouts and their wives in northern Thailand who hand pick the coffee beans out of the elephant dung for sun drying and processing. Research suggests the digestive treatment breaks down the coffee protein reducing its bitterness. About 10,000 beans are picked to produce about one kg of roasted coffee. It costs about 10 us dollars per cup, or about 1100 US dollar per kg, making it one of the most expensive coffees in the world. High-priced coffee produced in a similar way through civet cats is already on the market. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

A tummy reaction inside the elephant creates coffee’s unique taste. For making 1 kg of coffee manufacturer required 33 kg of beans that they collect from elephant dung manually.

This process demands intensive labor and pure Arabica beans are manually picked by hill-tribe women who are expert in this process.

After in depth washing, the coffee cherries are handled to extract the beans, which are then sent for further processing.

The price of Black Ivory Coffee is 1100 US Dollar which makes it world’s most expensive coffee and some luxury hotel charge 50 Dollar to their customers for one cup of coffee.

Black Ivory Coffee only sold in the Maldives, Thailand and Abu Dhabi and it supplied by the Black Ivory Coffee Company Ltd from Northern Thailand which produced this coffee from Arabica coffee beans.

Kopi Luwak the former most expensive coffee in the world Luwak is also made from coffee beans ingested by animal and passed in their poo .In Indonesia civets which are weasel like mammal are fed coffee cherries which are then collected from their droppings.

People always want to enjoy and experience a brand new flavor that brings new experience to their taste buds. These incredible coffees whether you enjoy it or not will provide wonderful and adventurous experience. If you ever find chance to consume one of this coffee then be brave to try it.