But perhaps first you would like to hear the history of this bean? I've imported it from the jungles of the Amazon at considerable cost.
The beans grow in pods, and the pods hang from the branches of trees which arch over the river. The pods are dozens of feet long and sway in the breeze. They are covered in tiny white hairs and in moonlight these hairs glow blue and seem to dance. Early in their lives the pods are open, split in two, and the two halves spin about each other over the dark, rich water of the Amazon. The movement of these young pods inspired many metaphors for love and courtship among the native peoples of the region, but these sayings are lost to time.
Now the two halves of the pod become one. The adventurer is covered over with a slick mucous released by the bulbous glands that he is now pressed tightly against. For some time he will be compressed and coated over, until finally he is passed up towards the top of the pod, where it meets the tree, and where from a glowing blue cluster of seeds a diaphanous female will appear, with a rectangular face and wide eyes and trailing a web-like mist in place of legs.
The ecstasy the adventurer will know in the arms of the pod fairy will erase all his fears and worry and he will live only for the pleasure she provides. But of course man cannot live on pleasure alone, and eventually his body will fail and his body will rot while his mind is afire with orgasm and joy. His flesh is mulched in the pod and fermented by the glands until it forms six large legumes, which upon maturity will be dropped by the pod into the water, where they will bob and float until gathered up the river folk who must enact certain rites and rituals before pulling the beans from the water and consuming them.
Some say that the consciousness of the adventurer will live on, married to the pod fairy, and his ecstasy gives the beans their flavor, and their love maintains the health and vitality of the pods and the trees and the beans and the entire surrounding ecosystem, that their symbiosis ensures many years of fruitful harvest. But that is just one story among many.