Yes, it’s true. The latest fad is drinking beer made from elephant poo.
Seriously, what is wrong with people?
The trendy young things who like coffee from civet shit are now embracing the new beer and, while discussing the head, the fullness, the colour and the after-taste, are very likely congratulating themselves on their exquisite sense of the very latest thing – le dernier crie of the beautiful people. It certainly puts a new spin on Bottoms Up!
This fashionable bevvie is from the Japanese Kanagawa based brewery and every batch sells out in minutes. It’s called Un, Kono Kuro which is a pun on the Japanese word for shit (unko). The name has two meanings phonetically: “Yeah, This Is Black” or “Sh!t Black.” In English it’d be like saying “Blackish, It Is” (say that really fast a few times).
Un, Kono Kuro uses coffee beans taken from heaping piles of crap produced by the gentle giants of Thailand’s Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation. Sold for about 10,000 yen ($100 AUD) per 35 grams as Black Ivory , the beans are fed to the elephants, pass through their entire digestive system, shat out undigested and served to your doorstep.
It’s an inefficient process as 33kg or beans in the mouth yields about 1kg out the other end. That and the costs of elephant maintenance are what make Black Ivory so expensive.
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