Forget about Kopi Luak… Now it’s all about elephant dung coffee

PICTURED: Thai coffee producer and her son.

Kopi Luak – the coffee famously harvested from the faeces of an Asian civet – is no longer the most expensive in the world.Taking its place is a brew from Thailand that has been, er, ‘rescued’ from elephant dung.

The resulting brew, according to the Mail, ‘is said to be floral and chocolatey, the taste containing notes of ‘milk chocolate, nutty, earthy with hints of spice and red berries’.The coffee beans, named Black Ivory, are priced at $1,100 (£685.30) per kilogram. And I thought my ‘Italian Mahagony’ was expensive at £5.20 for 250 grammes…

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