Black Ivory coffee – World’s Rarest and Most Expensive Coffee
Have you heard about Black Ivory Coffee ? This is World’s Rarest and Most Expensive Coffee. It Requires 33 kg of coffee cherries to make 1 kg of coffee. 1 kg coffe beans price is Rs 70,000 in India. This coffee Naturally refined by rescued elephants and made from 100% Thai Arabica coffee beans. Black Ivory coffee popularly Brewed in a machine whose design dates back to 1840 France. As per their website, Black Ivory coffee team Donates 8% of its sales for street rescued elephants at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation.
Even though this is very costly world’s most memorable coffee drinking experience. Black Ivory coffee is very rare and made via artisanal process whereby the finest Arabica coffee cherries have been naturally refined. Allocation of Black Ivory coffee is primarily reserved for best and top five star hotels. It cost Rs 4000 per cup. This brand of coffee officially produced by the Black Ivory Coffee Company Ltd. This is located in northern Thailand.
How the Black Ivory coffee Produced?
Arabica coffee beans are provided for elephants to eat and this is collected from their waste. The elephants’ digestive enzymes in stomach, which breaks down the coffee’s protein. The taste of Black Ivory coffee is influenced by this digestive process. Protein is the reason behind bitterness in coffee, so the digestive process cause less protein and thus more tasty coffee. Within 15 to 70 hours the coffee beans are digested. The fermentation process helps to help break down cellulose (green leafy matter). The taste is described as very smooth without the bitterness of regular coffee.
Black Ivory coffee Price
Black Ivory coffee available at US$1,100 per kilogram, You can enjoy a cup of coffee in few luxury hotels at the price of US$50. The high price is due to less availability. There are many factors which depends on the availability of coffee cherries. This includes appetite of the elephants, number of beans destroyed through chewing, ability of the mahouts to recover intact beans etc.
Most of the beans are not recoverable as they are chewed by the elephants or fragmented. Some times they will be excreted and lost in the bush. Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in Chiang Saen, cares rescued elephants. There is no adverse effect for consumption of the coffee cherries by the elephants as the caffeine is not absorbed from the coffee cherries .