Gotta Watch: Poo you'll pay for
March 21st, 2012
11:26 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Poo you'll pay for

If you're easily grossed out or squeamish by the mere mention of words like poop, poo or dung, you've officially been warned.  Today's Gotta Watch is all about that and it's inspired by a Chinese businessman whose livelihood thrives on crap.  The thought of willingly consuming this excrement probably hasn't crossed your mind a whole lot, but there are people who choose to offer up quite a bit of money for it.  Would you pay to consume something made with poop? Sound off below.

From panda poo to costly brew

A Chinese entrepreneur launched his own brand of tea that might make you think twice before you drink. That's because the secret ingredient is tons of panda dung. What's possibly more surprising than the poop aspect is that it’s actually good for you. Check out this video to see how the tea is made and to find out why people are willing to pay $200 per cup. If that isn't enough to make you want to watch, you'll have to see what the guy who created the tea is wearing in this video.

Cat poop coffee takes unappetizing path

If panda poo tea isn't enough for you to stomach, how does exotic cat poop coffee sound? It's a very rare type of coffee that takes a rather unappetizing path to the coffee cup. You've gotta watch to learn how berries and a Kopi Luwak end up making one of the most expensive varieties of coffee.

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Filed under: Agriculture • Animals • China • Gotta Watch • Health • Michigan
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Sofa King

    Filed by CNN's Rachael Anderson. Did you lose a bet or something, or did some editor have a talk with you about "paying your dues"? I'm guessing that talk was a practical joke.

    Filed under: Agriculture • Animals • China • Gotta Watch • Health • Michigan........MICHIGAN?

    March 21, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Roflophicles

    Welcome to the Age of the 24-hour news cycle.

    March 21, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. basketcase

    There's no panda poop in the tea, they're just using it as fertilizer. Using manure as fertilizer isn't exactly a new or unusual concept. @Sofa King- The coffee shop in the second video is located in Michigan.

    March 21, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. ja

    americans are feed manure on a daily basis by most gov't agencies

    March 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    I just pooped myself again.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Margaret


    March 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    "CNN – inspired by a chinese businessman whose livlihood thrives on crap".

    "Save Money – Live Better.....Walmart"

    March 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Peter

    I drank coffee in Costa Rica for a long time before I understood that a small amount of cow dung is added into the mix for flavor. And, of course, my dog has never had a problem with eating poo.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    It's NO joke

    March 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Maeve

    It's funny to me that people think this stuff is gross when a lot of the red meat Americans eat has poop in it. The slaughter houses where most of the meat for the hamburgers you eat have traces of poop from the cows because their bowels are often ruptured during the cleaning process which causes fecal matter to end up in the meat. Next time you eat that hamburger at McDonalds, there is a good chance it has a little poo in it... enjoy 🙂

    March 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mike P

    Well, that's enough internet for me today...

    March 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kj

    Look at it as endangered species conservation! If you need the poop of the panda or a big need the animal alive. Maybe there will be an uptick in populations because there's a buck to be made...even if it is in captivity.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Doggy Dog Days

    Hmmm, a little secret no one knows 😉
    banasy put her dogs dung in her husbands coffee!

    March 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      My husband makes ME poo involved.
      Don't be jealous.

      March 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • the Internet Judge

      I was going to click report abuse on this one – but I'm going to allow it.

      March 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    It probably would not taste any worse than some of the coffee I used to drink in all-night diners.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sofa King

      I ralphed in Orange Park, Fl once. Too much tequila.

      March 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ZandH

    Using animal & human manure as fertilizer is better than chemical and commonly use in the past. The vegetables & fruits from our grocery stores are tasteless and with less nutritions than the foods that I'd when I was a kid, not to mention the safety concerns. If you notice more and more people grow their own food in their back yard.
    Time to start seeds of the tomato and pepper, bye bye!

    March 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
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