One of crazes sweeping the nation (or something like that) has people drinking coffee made from beans that were once in animal feces. Really, it's thing. There are people who fish the beans out of elephant droppings and grind 'em up to make coffee, which they sell to other people, who presumably drink it—voluntarily—at $50/cup.

"Trumpeted as earthy in flavor and smooth on the palate, the exotic new brew is made from beans eaten by Thai elephants and plucked a day later from their dung. A gut reaction inside the elephant creates what its founder calls the coffee's unique taste," wrote Jocelyn Gecker of the Associated Press.

Things are about to get really, weird, though. A person in Oregon has posted on Craigslist offering to replicate the process. Like, he or she will ingest cherry from home-grown yellow bourbon arabica, pluck the beans from his or her feces, and then turn it into coffee for you. And for only the low, low price of $30/pound. That's a steal.

Stocking stuffers for everyone? Not so fast. The posting was in the Rants & Raves section under Personals, so it's entirely possible that the person is just a troll. We reached out to see if the seller is for reals or not. Also, we asked if shipping was a possibility. We'll keep you posted. [h/t Jezebel]

UPDATE: Randy responded to our email. He says that the response to his posting was overwhelming, but he is indeed for reals. His full response is posted below.

My listing was real but got out of hand. I only had around three pounds of homegrown cherry and a buyer already claimed it all yesterday.
I eat the cherries and then digest them. The seeds are left in tact when they pass. I carefully sort through it, wash them thoroughly, dry them in a dehydrator (on the lowest setting) until they reach 14% moisture. Then I use my trusty HotTop roaster. At 400 degrees, any sort of bacteria is killed off. I let it rest for a few hours and then pack them in valve bags. 

My yellow bourbon plants are well taken care of (plenty of fertilizer) and they produce a coffee that's smooth and mild.

I'm securing some fresh cherry from my friend in Costa Rica so I hope to be processing again in the next week or so. Do you want me to put you on the waiting list? I can ship via USPS no problem.

In truth,
R