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Black Ivory Coffee // Triple Pack

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With only 220 pounds produced annually, Black Ivory Coffee is the one of the world's rarest and most expensive coffees. Naturally refined by elephants, the result is a cup of 100% roasted Arabica whole bean coffee that has notes of chocolate, tamarind, spice, and a hint of grass without the burnt or bitter taste of regular coffee. No matter your level of expertise with coffee, this triple pack of three 1.23oz packages is truly a distinctive and unique experience.

Black Ivory Coffee also donates a portion of its proceeds to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in Northern Thailand to send local children to a national park where they can see wild elephants for the first time and learn about the need for habitat protection.

Product Details
  • Materials
    100% Arabica Roasted Whole Beans, Foil Pouch
  • OriginThailand

— Set Of (3) 1.23oz Packages
— Each Pack Serves Approx. 5 Espresso Size Cups
— Whole Roasted Beans
— Notes Of Chocolate, Tamarind, Spice, A Hint Of Grass
— Made From 100% Thai Arabica Coffee Beans & Naturally Refined By Elephants
— Process Requires 33 kg Of Coffee Cherries To Make 1 kg Of Coffee
— Recommended Brewing Method: Pour Over. French Press is NOT Recommended
— A Portion Of Its Sales Are Donated Towards The Care Of Street Rescued Elephants At The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation

How do elephants refine the beans?

In the case of Black Ivory Coffee, the highest quality ripe Thai Arabica coffee cherries are mixed in with the elephant's favorite fruits to make a nutritious fruit salad. Fruits may include rice bran, tamarind, banana, and mango. The elephant then voluntarily snacks on the small quantity offered. Unlike small animals, elephants cannot be force-fed as they will simply spit out the food or worse try and attack the person feeding. Once ingested it takes up to 72 hours for the elephant to refine (ferment) the coffee cherries. During this time the enzymes in the stomach remove the protein in coffee which is a major factor for bitterness. The result is a coffee that is less bitter. As well, elephants are herbivores who utilize fermentation to break down their food. If you imagine grapes in a vat undergoing fermentation this is the exact same process but in the stomach of the elephant. The result is that this will be the most distinctive coffee experience you will ever have. It requires 33 kg of coffee cherries to create 1 kg of roasted Black Ivory Coffee.

How do you get the fermented coffee out of the stomach of the elephant?

Elephants naturally eat coffee cherries. We let nature take its course. It takes between 12 to 72 hours for an elephant to eat, digest and deposit the beans. As elephants are herbivores they naturally ferment what they eat as fermentation is a more effective way to break down the green leafy matter that they consume as opposed to humans who use more acidity due to the abundance of protein in what we eat.

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    — Canada, USA
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ships In
    2-3 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return