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Elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores. The fermentation happening in their gut as they break down cellulose helps remove the bitterness in the coffee beans. Here, an elephant receives medical treatment from the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

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Rabin bread on a rock at the farmers market in Plainfield prior to setting up the table. Jon Kalish for NPR hide caption

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Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

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A peek inside the kitchen of Next, an early adopter of the ticket system that's replacing reservations at some restaurants. Courtesy of Christian Seel hide caption

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No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

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Bulleit is one of 50 different brands a food blogger says is using whiskey from an Indiana factory. Mike McCune/Flickr hide caption

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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

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This hazelnut-chocolate spread looks like the iconic Nutella, but it tastes more richly of hazelnuts, says Chris Kimball. Anthony Tieuli/America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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With Help From America's Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?

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Gene Davis' Apricot Ripple; ArgosIsland's untitled photo submitted via Twitter. Gene Davis/Smithsonian American Art Museum; ArgosIsland/Twitter hide caption

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