Coffee made from elephant dung sells for $500 per pound

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Friday, December 07, 2012

AP: A herd of 20 elephants in Thailand eats coffee beans and then the beans are collected from their dung to make an exotic brew. 

Stomach turning or oddly alluring, this is not just one of the world's most unusual specialty coffees. At $1,100 per kilogram ($500 per pound), it's also among the world's priciest.

For now, only the wealthy or well-traveled have access to the cuppa, which is called Black Ivory Coffee. It was launched last month at a few luxury hotels in remote corners of the world — first in northern Thailand, then the Maldives and now Abu Dhabi — with the price tag of about $50 a serving.

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