Production of Black Ivory Coffee also provides valuable income generation for elephant care giving families as well as students of the local high school who are taught how to wash and dry our coffee. The money earned generally tends to support aging parents, health expenses, school fees, food, and clothing. Some of the students are also saving for university. We pay 350 THB (Thai Baht) per kilogram for picked coffee. One can pick this quantity in roughly 15 minutes. To provide some perspective, an average coffee worker in Thailand earns 7 THB per kilogram in Thailand and in Ban Taklang one can earn approximately 200 THB for 7 hours work harvesting rice.