Want to drink the Rolls Royce of coffees? You are reading the right piece.
Black Ivory Coffee is one of the best tasting coffees I believe ever has been made. You will be left wanting for more.
The way that is manufactured is what makes it so flavoursome and demanding. Ten years in the making, Black Ivory Coffee is created through a process whereby coffee beans are naturally refined by street rescued Thai elephants at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (www.helpingelephants.org) in Chiang Saen, (Northern) Thailand. It begins with selecting the best 100% Thai Arabica beans that have been picked from an altitude as high as 1500 meters. Once deposited by the elephants, the individual beans are hand-picked by the Mahouts and their wives and then sun-dried and roasted. The protein in the coffee makes it bitter. When the coffee beans get processed by the elephant’s gut for a long period of time most of the protein gets broken down hence taking the bitterness away. Approximately 8800 beans are picked for each kilogram of roasted coffee; thus, 33 kilograms of coffee cherries are required to produce just one kilogram of Black Ivory Coffee. The world’s rarest and most expensive coffee.
You get to have this coffee at US$50 a cup or US$1100 per kilo. But wait you will also need to be in the queue. It definitely worth the wait and the dollar value with only 200 kilograms are available for 2014. Brewed in a machine whose design dates back to 1840 France. The taste and presentation is a complete contrast to everyday espresso. You also get to support the street rescued elephants at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation.