The world’s most expensive coffee sells for Rs 73,851 ($1100) per Kg, is made from elephant dung.
Coffee beans aren’t beans at all; they’re the seeds of a fruit called the coffee cherry. Plenty of animals like to eat the coffee cherries.
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Black Ivory Coffee is famous for its coffee which is made by feeding coffee cherry fruits to elephants.
Over the course of three days the coffee beans pass through the elephants’ digestive system; they are then picked out of its dung before being washed, dried and roasted.
During digestion, the enzymes of the elephant break down coffee protein. Since protein is one of the main factors responsible for bitterness in coffee, less protein means almost no bitterness.
As well, in contrast to carnivores, herbivores such as elephants use much more fermentation for digestion. Fermentation is desirable in coffee because it brings out the sugar in the bean and imparts the fruit from the coffee pulp into the bean.
The aroma of the coffee is floral and chocolate and it tastes like chocolate malt with a bit of cherry and there is no bitterness and it’s very smooth.
Black Ivory Coffee was started by Blake Dinkin, a 44-year-old entrepreneur from Canada who wanted to help Elephants. Black Ivory Coffee contributes a big portion of its sales to help elephants.
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