The worlds most expensive coffee

Thai elephants head to the river for an early morning bathe at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Thai elephants head to the river for an early morning bathe at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
A mahout rides his elephant after bathing at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A mahout rides his elephant after bathing at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant walks in the jungle in the early morning fog at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant walks in the jungle in the early morning fog at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant walks in the jungle in the early morning fog at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant walks in the jungle in the early morning fog at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Mahout's wives pick out coffee beans from elephant dung at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Mahout's wives pick out coffee beans from elephant dung at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Niang, a mahout's wife and her daughter Ari, 6, wash the coffee beans after picking them from the dung at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Niang, a mahout's wife and her daughter Ari, 6, wash the coffee beans after picking them from the dung at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A mahout watches as elephants are fed a coffee bean mixture with fruit and rice at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort on December 10, 2012 in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A mahout watches as elephants are fed a coffee bean mixture with fruit and rice at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort on December 10, 2012 in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Mahout's wives pick out coffee beans from elephant dung at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Mahout's wives pick out coffee beans from elephant dung at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant and a mahout ride along the field at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort on December 10, 2012 in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant and a mahout ride along the field at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort on December 10, 2012 in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Lun, a Thai mahout, serves a coffee bean mixture to an elephant at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Lun, a Thai mahout, serves a coffee bean mixture to an elephant at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant scoops up a coffee bean mixture with fruit and rice at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant scoops up a coffee bean mixture with fruit and rice at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Coffee beans are seen being put into a mixture with fruit and rice that will be fed to some elephants at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Coffee beans are seen being put into a mixture with fruit and rice that will be fed to some elephants at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant scoops up a coffee bean mixture with fruit and rice at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A Thai elephant scoops up a coffee bean mixture with fruit and rice at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Coffee beans are seen being stirred into a mixture with fruit and rice that will be fed to some elephants at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Coffee beans are seen being stirred into a mixture with fruit and rice that will be fed to some elephants at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Miki Giles from Hong Kong tastes the Black Ivory Coffee at breakfast as Meena, a 6 year old baby elephant, gets curious at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort December 10, 2012 in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Miki Giles from Hong Kong tastes the Black Ivory Coffee at breakfast as Meena, a 6 year old baby elephant, gets curious at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort December 10, 2012 in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A member of the Lisu hill tribe picks Thai arabica coffee beans at the Thai High coffee farm in Phrao, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A member of the Lisu hill tribe picks Thai arabica coffee beans at the Thai High coffee farm in Phrao, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Ray Buerger, owner of Thai High Ventures, carries a large bag of freshly picked coffee beans at the Thai High coffee farm on December 8, 2012 in Phrao, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Ray Buerger, owner of Thai High Ventures, carries a large bag of freshly picked coffee beans at the Thai High coffee farm on December 8, 2012 in Phrao, northern Thailand. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

The organic fair trade coffee farm was chosen to help produce the Black Ivory Coffee. 

The new brand of coffee is produced by harvesting the beans from the dung of a Thai elephant.

It takes 15-30 hours for the elephant to digest the beans, then they are plucked later from their dung and washed and roasted. 

At USD 1,100 per kilogram or USD 500 per pound, the cost per cup equals USD 50, this makes the exotic new brew the world's priciest. 

It takes 33 kilograms of raw coffee cherries to produce 1 kilo of Black Ivory coffee.