Farm: Beanspire, Nui & Oi
Process: Honey Process
Region: Doi Saket, Chiang Mai
Size: 6 oz
An elegant cup. Classic and distinguished at the same time. Aromas of grapefruit, cherry and guava give way to a caramel sweetness in the cup. Compared to the natural version of this same coffee it is more citrus and less berry-toned in its flavors. We recommend enjoying as a set.
* Direct Trade Nano-lot
Shade-grown, beneath an over-story thick with cherry blossom trees, the villagers grow a handful of heirloom coffee varieties, given to them by the late king of Thailand 30-40 years prior. It's a lush, mountainous area just west of Chiang Rai, known locally as Huay Chompu, or Pink Valley.
We've been working with farms in the area over the past few years. Most of the heirloom varieties have been replaced with heartier, modern trees. But we were able to find some old plantings and gracious farmers, and we're delighted to bring you exceptional single-variety coffees, a few of which were born from these old deep-rooted coffee trees.
Honey Processed Typica
Here, the area is still mostly planted with heirloom Typica trees. This region tends to produce elegant, creamy and floral coffees. As a honey processed coffee, extra layers of citrus and tropical fruit are displayed.
Honeys are far more difficult and risky coffees to execute well compared with washed coffees, particularly in humid environments like Thailand. Thanks to our experience in Hawaii we've been able to refine the challenging drying process over the last several years. So we've worked closely with Beanspire Coffee adapting our techniques to Thai conditions in order to produce a sweet, clean, and complex coffee. The drying is carefully monitored over 2-3 weeks to ensure even moisture and lack of unwanted fermentation.
This Limited Edition coffee is a special, Direct Trade collaboration with Beanspire Coffee in Thailand and coffee farmers Nui and Oi of Doi Sacket.
Order all four nano-lot coffees in the Pink Valley Thai Taster's Set: Java & Bourbon, Honey Thai Typica, and Natural Thai Typica