Black Ivory Coffee is photographed on November 26, 2016 in Baan Ta Klang, Thailand.
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Would you pay $70.00 for a cup of coffee? How about $1, 980.00 for a 12oz. bag of coffee? What if it was the rarest most bomb diggity shit on the market?

Launched in 2012, Black Ivory Coffee is run by Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin and based at Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village in Thailand.

A Thai elephant owner feeds his elephant a mixture of banana, rice bran, and coffee cherries on November 26, 2016 in Baan Ta Klang, Thailand.
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

It is here where Dinkin feeds Arabica coffee beans to 27 elephants. The elephants poop out the beans, then a small army of well-paid Thai workers carefully sift thru elephant shit to find the golden kernels.

Elephants poop. Alot. On average, elephants create a stunning 165 pounds of poop per day! That’s alot of shit to pick thru!

A family of elephant owners separates coffee cherries from elephant dung on November 26, 2016 in Baan Ta Klang, Thailand.
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

The coffee sells for $198.00 for 3 packets, each packet weighs 1.2oz. Thus, a 12oz. bag would cost $1,980.00.

Conversely, a regular 12oz. bag of coffee at Kroger costs $6.00.

Coffee cherries are separated from elephant dung on November 26, 2016 in Baan Ta Klang, Thailand.
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Would we try a cup of this coffee? Hell yeah! But only if you’re buying.

Buy elephant poop coffee @ Black Ivory Coffee

https://www.blackivorycoffee.com/

Two women wash coffee cherries before drying on November 26, 2016 in Baan Ta Klang, Thailand.
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg
A Thai woman rakes out coffee beans for drying on November 26, 2016 in Baan Ta Klang, Thailand.
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

 

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