Transcript for Elephant Dung Coffee: Smooth, Rich, Expensive
Remember the old ad campaign -- -- satisfied coffee drinker discovers that his fancy restaurant -- is actually Folgers crystals. They gotta wonder what kind of spit take that guy would give upon learning the coffee had fallen out of the back end of an elephant. Yes. Don't beans turns out that one of the most. World's most expensive coffees is a strain that has been carefully past -- really big bowels and a Canadian entrepreneur or is betting a fortune. That -- want so. Off to Thailand in search of a taste here's ABC's Mohammed -- -- We set off. Into the jungle we're on our way right now -- things break it open and rivers don't think getting some areas. We journeyed by walked by foot and then a rusty -- -- Over dirt roads and rugged mountain sides and it was right about here just as we arrived at this story. Really. Went to the dumps. People wanting often just oh and -- -- -- when you thought you hit its peak. Of your career network television -- -- you wind up Hawkins elephant doctor. Four Canadian businessmen Blake -- -- this is just another day at the office. This is the prince of our labor and about. Those fruits of course well they're not really fruits at all so this is that you can't see it but lumped into that -- was a fresh pile of coffee beans that were. At -- deposited. By an elephant. Two -- indicted Michael seem a little -- I hope that. But Dean Cain is betting his group from number two is the next big thing in the coffee world. -- -- seriously. I mean really. Coffee from elephants this is -- special unique coffee that is for. A minority of people who are open minded and adventurous and you want to try something different. He did brings is what black ivory coffee is all about and -- digested system's supposedly breaks down the proteins of the -- -- Think it like natural slow cooker producing it taste like nothing else they don't even at fifty dollars assertive and coffee drinkers we spoke to well. They also added. Bottoms up so I'm here with Mike Wilson Mike your. Prominent citizens took and you've tried -- -- and its rich. And smooth and using its rich Deutzman into the conference but right in the back I understand. Could pick -- back -- that laughed. There is music to Dinkins -- cereal -- It all starts here this remote mountainside where the beans are grown local villagers -- -- and dried beans and then feed them to the elephants -- this is cooking for elephants want a lot. It's a mixture of coffee beans rice fruit water and -- they don't would be quieter. There's a certain reaction it would hurt. But anywhere from fifteen to seventy hours later the -- are ready to be. Recovered. On them I'm it can reckless so. You know this is -- -- in my career. If you -- sturdy. He it is. -- chino jokes aside -- says business is booming. But what about the elephants I mean. Is it safe for animals to be eating that much coffee they're going to be people out there that are you'd say you know what you're just to make a quick -- we operate and transparent matter. Tourists who come and see the production facts are here to inspect the elephants -- -- taken care of I've worked with. Food scientists. Wildlife experts think the best sanctuary it's all my own money. And as for the coffee. Well by the time it's roasted and -- you know it tastes nothing like that four letter word we're not supposed to say on TV. When she skirt and -- -- kind. Nobody -- -- very rich tasting very labor -- Ended -- not -- matter what it takes part of it is just to be able to -- -- tried. To all of you don't they say. Good. Last dropping. For Nightline I'm publicly in the golden triangle in time.
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