UPDATE

In 1993, NOTW introduced readers to Kopi Luwak coffee — whose beans had first passed through the digestive tracts of Asian civet cats (to give them, supposedly, a certain tartness, as well as a certain hipster price tag). Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, believes his Black Ivory Coffee tastes even better because his pre-digested beans are recovered from elephant dung in Thailand — and are less bitter, in that the pachyderms, unlike civets, are herbivores. Dung-farming labor in Thailand may be cheap, but it takes 33 pounds of Arabica beans to achieve the precise blend Dinkin demands. In August, he told NPR he anticipated sales only to Middle Eastern upscale resorts and an elephant-themed store in Comfort, Texas.

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