Honest-to-goodness, it’s purely a coincidence I blogged recently about fiber. But I was reading the newspaper while drinking my coffee a while back, and came across a blurb entitled, “Elephant Dung Coffee.” I stared suspiciously at my cup before putting it down next to me. Pretty sure I had enough.
Turns out in Thailand, they’re feeding coffee beans to elephants, then scrounging around their poo to pluck out the beans a couple of days later. The elephant’s particular brand of digestive joy creates the unique and exotic flavor of the coffee.
It costs $500 a pound. Local restaurants there are charging $50 per cup. It makes me wonder what the poo pickers’ wages are.
What do you think? Is coffee ever worth this much money? Is this a gimmick or is an elephant’s stomach acid truly magical? If you were in Thailand, would you try it?