If you were alive at the time of of analog cable boxes, chances are you remember that famous Folgers jingle right down to its tune: “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.” And for a period of time, that was pretty much true. To get anything much better than Folgers, Chock Full of Nuts, Bustello and a number of other low-quality coffee brands was the only option at your local grocery stores. Luckily coffee fans are starting to demand more than the stale swill we were all tricked into accepting.
But with the rise of health consciousness, generally better taste and, of course, hipsters, all that has changed. Coffee purveyors have become downright meticulous about every detail, taking into consideration everything from where beans are roasted to the way they are brewed.
And baristas are experts in knowing which method of coffee brewing to use to achieve their desired flavor in any given coffee drink. That’s why in any great coffee shop you’ll find everything from a Chemex to an Aeropress to a French press.
The latest obsession among such baristas are the peaberry and elephant beans – which is not to be confused with black ivory, or “elephant poop coffee.” And despite the fact that that it’s one of the most bizarre ways people around the world drinking coffee, coffee hounds are willing to pay nearly $700 for one single ounce of coffee that was previously digested by an elephant..
Then again, who are we to decide that drinking coffee whose beans were once plunked out of elephant poop? After all, we’re living in a time where broccoli coffee, mushroom coffee and butter coffee are all huge trends. Oh, what a glorious time to be a coffee drinker. .