Crappy Cups of Coffee

The priciest cup of coffee you can find is coffee made from partially digested coffee beans. The beans are ingested and pooped out by the small mammal known as the Asian palm civet. The coffee is appropriately called civet coffee.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. A single elephant makes enough dung in a day for 115 pieces of paper. 00:12

  2. The most expensive coffee in the world is civet coffee, which is made using beans partially digested by the civet. 00:51

  3. In England in the 16th century, bird droppings were the only known source of saltpeter, which is used to make gunpowder. 01:27

Written by Curiosity Staff July 2, 2015