Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 30

Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  Today we'll explore some of the wild innovations ultra premium coffee makers have perking to satisfy the refined palates of coffee connoisserus.

One category of fancy coffee beanage involves animal material.

What is in these new fangled coffees?

Squirrel spit?
Hostmaster:  Close.  If we were serious about keeping score around here, you'd get a half point.  Here's why.  There is a coffee flavor on offer that features the spit of  monkeys.  Formosan Macaques' spit, to be precise.  Those that sip the spittle say it has a subtle vanilla quality.  

The answer I seek is of a different animal matter.

Dog hair?
Hostmaster:  incorrect.

Crushed Dung Beetles?
Hostmaster:  you're getting warm.

It is wrong to take stuff
 from animals
and drink it.
Hostmaster:  yeah.  Thanks for sharing your cup of enlightenment, Toots.
Wanna try again, Bryan?
Sure!  hmmm 
Since dung beetles
was close and they prefer
herbivore dung,
I'll go with a herbivore.  hmm
Since we're dealing with efficionados,
you know, snobs, they
wouldn't drink something so common
as horse dung.  hmm
Snail dung, goose dung-
too ordinary. 
Panda, Rhino are too
importantly endangered or something.
I know!
Fossilized Mastodon

I like the way your mind works, Pal.
Some Baristas seek to take fecal
coffee to the apex in order to sate the most ardent
infused beverage enthusiasts.
Here's a big cuppa.
Thai elephants eat coffee beans.
  Somebody goes out and collects elephant droppings and
 sifts through it for the big chunks. 
 These are whizzed in a coffee grinder.  
Sound good?  Expect to pay 13 for 50 bucks a cup. 
Want more cup a dung?
There is a cat-like animal from Asia called a Palm Civet.
They are kept in cages and fed fancy coffee beans called Kopi Luwak.
Their poop is collected,
handled in ways we'd rather not know about,
 then brewed.
 $25 to $120 per cup.
Want more bottoms up?
Brazilian Jacu  birds live around coffee plants.
Naturally enough, these birds poop,
 some of which lands on the coffee beans
People pick the beans,
 careful not to dislodge the Jacu poop.
 Drinkers of this potion proclaim it as intoxicating as anise.
  Others compare it to leather and truffles.
Maybe they can call this brew, Liquorice Biker Pig
So ends this round of Pop Culture Fenzy.  Anyone up for a cup of Biker Pig?  Me neither.  I'm a bird, I already know what water tastes like after I've gone in it. There is no need for decoction. 
Round 30
Fluffy/Molly   14
Bryan/Cyndi    11

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  1. Fecal coffee? I've never been a coffee drinker. Now I know why!

    1. I am a coffee drinker who will start looking for POOP FREE on coffee labels from now on.

  2. I have heard of this being done. Ick!

    1. It sure leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

  3. Have you had your cup of dung today? Yeah. I thought is was from bird droppings. Anyway, I can't drink poop anymore. It doesn't agree with my tummy.

  4. It I want any of the extra flavors from vanilla to leather, I will add it myself thank you very much.

    cheers, parsnip