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Cognac Barrel Aged Black Ivory Coffee

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For an even more exclusive and inventive coffee experience, these Black Ivory Coffee beans have been barrel aged inside an Oak barrel that previously held world class XO Cognac. Before being barrel aged, Black Ivory Coffee beans have notes of chocolate, tamarind, spice, and a hint of grass without the burnt or bitter taste of regular coffee. The introduction of cognac adds flavors of cinnamon, dried fruit, old port, and violet with the aroma of sweet pastries. Only a few pounds were produced in the 2019 vintage, making this one of the world's rarest and most limited coffees. Even if you're already an expert in coffee, this unique brew offers the ultimate exclusive and distinctive 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

— 1.23oz Packages in Foil Pouch
— Each Pack Serves Approx. 5 Espresso Size Cups
— Whole Roasted Beans
— Note Of Cinnamon, Dried Fruit, Old Port, Violet & The Aroma Of Sweet Pastries
— 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

FAQ
How do elephants refine coffee beans?

Thai elephants naturally eat coffee cherries in the wild. When coffee cherries are ripe they are somewhat sweet to eat.

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. It requires 33 kg of coffee cherries to create 1 kg of roasted Black Ivory Coffee.

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