Tasting Notes

Green apple and toffee in the aroma. Honeydew melon, lemongrass, and chocolate flavors with a soft, but pleasingly tart malic acidity. 

Background Info

* Direct Trade micro-lot

Nan province is few hours south from where the majority of Thai coffee is grown in the Chiang Rai and Chiang Rai provinces. But here some of the highest growing altitudes can be found.

Our coffees from this province come from Gem Forest coffee mill. Operated by Kaleb Jordan who grew up in this region with his American born parents. After university he came back to his hometown looking for ways to help the local villages and helping to improve coffee crops and their distribution proved to be his calling. We featured an excellent robusta he processed a few months ago. 

This Arabica honey coffee comes from the farm if Sunet Saensriyaophan at 1500m on Doi Phukhaa. The variety he grows is Chiang Mai 80. a local hybrid of the excellent cupping SL28 variety from Kenya and Catimor developed in Thailand and released about a decade ago.

Red Honey Process

First the coffee cherries go into the float tank to remove the floaters. This water also has KMS ( potassium metabisulfate) to disinfect the cherries. This helps them stay fresh during the resting time. The cherries are hung up in mesh sacks in the shade to rest for about 2-4 days depending on the temperature. Then they are dry pulped and set out to dry on shaded raised beds. After a couple days, the mucilage coating the parchment oxidizes to a reddish brown color and tastes a little tangy. Then the drying is completed on screen in the shade after about 20 days.


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  • Continent: Asia
  • Country: Thailand
  • Farm: Gem Forest Coffee
  • Process: Honey Process
  • Region: Phu ka, Nan Province
  • Variety: Chiang Mai 80

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