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Ryan Nelson, 31, an American tourist from Tampa, Florida, sips the $500 per pound Black Ivory coffee at a hotel restaurant in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Dec. 3, 2012. A Canadian entrepreneur with a background in civet coffee has teamed up with a herd of 20 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)