Coffee: One lump or Two?

Black Ivory Coffee is produced by harvesting the beans from the dung of a Thai elephant at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort. It takes 15-30 hours for the elephant to digest the beans. They are then plucked from their dung, washed and roasted. Approx 10,000 beans are picked to produce 1kg of roasted coffee. At USD 1,100 per kilogram the cost per serving of the elephant coffee equals USD 50, making the exotic new brew the world's priciest.