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    How To Make The World's Most Expensive Cup Of Coffee

    Thailand's new Black Ivory Coffee brew costs $50 per serving. The process is, um, fascinating.

    First, pick the beans.

    Then mix them with fruit and rice.

    Now feed the mixture to an elephant.

    Yum!

    Play!

    PLOP.

    Let's get started.

    Pick the beans from the poop.

    Then wash the beans ...

    roast and brew them ...

    ... And voila! Coffee naturally refined by a Thai elephant.

    All photos by Paula Bronstein for Getty.