Doi Pangkhon Espresso
Argave syrup, apricots
Thailand - Chiang Rai
1250 - 1500
SL 28, 34
WHERE I'M FROM
Doi Pangkhon has come a long way in a short time. While the coffee is still relatively new to the international market, the 300 Akha Hilltribe farmers at Doi Pangkhon (which means Timberland Peak) have been growing and milling coffee for almost 40 years in this area, respecting their old traditions and their natural environment.
What they only recently found out though, is that the mineral-rich soil and next-to-perfect growing conditions give not just their old varieties, but even their Catimor shrubs a surprising complexity and spicy punch. This sparked Ata and Pupae, brother and sister and third generation coffee growers, to actively seek the involvement of specialty buyers.
Each farmer typically produces about 1-2 tons of parchment, but this year yield is down. Some farms are as low as 50% of last year's harvest. We are working with about 20 families from Doi Pangkhon now. Essentially, these are microlots grouped together. All of the villagers belong to Akha Hilltribe and they are very young for coffee farmers, 25-35 years old, mostly. This is something very unique about Thailand as an origin since we're an upper middle income country. It is a coffee growing industry that's actually working, relative to other origins.
We roast on Mondays and Tuesdays and dispatch on Mondays and Tuesdays only.