Picture This: Coffee Anyone?

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There is gourmet coffee, and then there is Black Ivory Coffee. Produced in northern Thailand, the beans, as can perhaps be interpreted from the picture, are "naturally processed" by elephants, a process that takes between 15 and 30 hours, depending, no doubt, on the elephant's own coffee intake. The beans that result -- after cleaning and roasting, that is -- cost roughly $1,100 per kilogram, or $50 for a cup.

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