August 22, 2014
The Editorial Staff will be posting something today - it has been an unusually busy week at work. But in the mean time - thanks to Grim - we have an Important Public Service Announcement to make:
The world's most expensive coffee is now being produced in Thailand's Golden Triangle, a region better known for another high-priced, if illegal, export: opium.
Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, is betting his life savings that he can turn his idea into, well, gold. Here's the catch: His Black Ivory Coffee is made by passing coffee beans through the not insubstantial stomachs of elephants and then picking the beans out of, well, yeah, that.
It's similar to Kopi Luwak, the civet coffee that was all the rage a few years back; Dinkin has just supersized the idea.
Is it just us, or does the elephant in that picture look embarrassed to be part of such undignified goings-on?
As much as we revere The Noble Pachyderm, we must respectfully decline the beautiful, natural, and completely understandable urge of bored, overprivileged First Worlders to fork over exorbitant sums of money to drink a beverage that has passed through the intestines of the world's largest land mammal.
This is the only elephant coffee you should be drinking. It is best enjoyed in The Grandson Mug, whilst being benevolently watched over by a ceramic pink pachyderm.
It is delicious. But most importantly, it does not come from an elephant's butt.
Some mornings, small victories like this can set the tone for the rest of the work day.
Posted by Cassandra at August 22, 2014 08:08 AM
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Which proves that if you make it trendy enough, pricy enough and package it slickly enough, some people really will eat s**t.
Posted by: CAPT Mongo at August 23, 2014 09:30 AM