Advance for Thailand Elephant Coffee by Jocelyn Gecker, in this photo taken December 4, 2012, a Thai mahout's wife makes joke by placing a plastic basket contained with coffee beans fresh from elephant dung on the rare side of an elephant in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. A Canadian entrepreneur with a background in civit coffee has teamed up with a herd of 26 elephants, gourmet roasters and one of the country's top hotels to produce the Black Ivory, a new blend from the hills of northern Thailand and the excrement of elephants which ranks among the world's most expensive cups of coffee. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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