For most of us, our day doesn’t feel like it got the start that it needed without that perfect cup of coffee- in fact, coffee becomes such a necessity that after a while we get immune to the taste and experience that black coffee delivers, and Black Ivory Coffee proves this theory wrong because if you’re indulging in this cup of coffee, it’s not a necessity, its a luxury.
Black Ivory is a company that promotes the rarest, most expensive cup of coffee in the world, and it’s not just because of the fact that this coffee is unlike any other cup of coffee you’ve ever tasted. Produced by Black Ivory Coffee Company Ltd in Northern Thailand, it promotes corporate social responsibility by trying to promote a positive relationship and connotation between elephants and humans, through the most interesting process of coffee production you will have ever heard of. Black Ivory Coffee is produced by elephants- they are made to consume Arabica coffee beans, and the coffee is then collected through their waste! The taste of the coffee that makes every person who tastes it get hooked onto its uniqueness comes from digestive enzymes within elephants in the rural province of Surin, Thailand, that breaks down the coffee’s protein and results in the most rare tasting coffee in the world, hence the name of the company!
The process is just as interesting as the coffee itself, beginning by carefully choosing and picking the most authentic and ripe Thai Arabica cherries, the best ones found at altitudes of up to 1500 meters. After the curated selection, the cherries are mixed in at Surin with different food items that each elephant enjoys to consume, like bananas, rice, or tamarind- the families that care for the elephants know their likes and dislikes, and keep their nutrition in the process in mind! Once the cherries have been ingested and thoroughly enjoyed by the elephants, the process of then collecting the coffee from the waste takes up to 12 to 72 hours, dependent on each elephant and their eating habits. To help support and result in growth of the communities, often times the cherries are distributed to schools where high school seniors make salary by washing, cleaning and drying the chosen beans! Based on the amount of moisture retained, the largest beans are then further selected to be roasted, hulled and packaged to deliver the rarest coffee in the world to those who can afford to indulge, and help.
Black ivory is a coffee that isn’t just simply indulgent and delicious, but is in fact a coffee with a cause. Even though Black Ivory is so rare that it is only distributed to a handful of five Michelin star hotels all around the world, its website sells packages for their international consumers to support their mission and cause behind the production of the coffee in the first place- with each purchase of the coffee through their official website, you indirectly support not only The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, native in Thailand to preserve and protect this species, but also all those families that spend their time and livelihood taking care of these animals, and have a great hand in getting the coffee from the beans to the cup you are prestigious enough to enjoy!
Hearing the words, ‘’rarest’’ and ‘’ most expensive’’ immediately makes one wonder if the taste of the coffee is worth it, and how it’s different from a regular $5 cup from Starbucks. Well, the reason Black Ivory is branded as the most easily distinctive cup of coffee you will ever enjoy comes from the fact that it gives you all that you love about coffee, without the bitterness and harshness that you hate. With flavors like chocolate, malt, spice, as well just a speck of hint of grass, whether or not you are a coffee enthusiast, just a sip of it is guaranteed to feel euphoric and let out a very pleased, ‘’ ah! ‘’.
Black Ivory Coffee retails at up to $1000 per kilogram, and can cost up to $50 a cup at the few hotels that get to serve it to you! The website also has different variations of amounts and types of Black Ivory for its private consumers that aren’t just enthusiastic about trying out the luxury that it is, but also wish to help the community that makes it and support their cause, starting from packages costing $100, all the way up to $2000- each dollar being worth more to the community as a whole.
So, if this coffee is something you want to try out for yourself, visit their WEB, and order yourself a pod for your Keurig!
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