The Doi Chaang Village community sits on a mountainous hillside within the Chiang Rai province of northern Thailand. It covers more than 6000 acres and is surrounded by lush old forest growth, fresh flowing spring water and breathtaking mountain views. With the high altitudes, ideal climate and perfect soil conditions, Doi Chaang Village is one of the premium regions of the world to cultivate and process Arabica coffee.
Ranked in top 1% of world coffee
Doi Chaang coffee is rated by coffee expert Kenneth Davids as being among the top 1% worldwide based on following:
- 100% Arabic species trees
- High growing elevation
- Harvesting, fruit removal, drying and grading are performed using equipment and procedures that are equal in technical sophistication and rigour to any prevailing place in the world today, and superior to most
World class specialty coffee
“Specialty Coffee” refers to the highest quality green coffee beans roasted by true craftspeople to its greatest flavour potential. It can be defined as a coffee that has no defects and a distinctive character in a cup. The bean processing is properly performed and adheres to well established SCAA developed standards. Each bean is handpicked, fresh water washed, sun dried and hand sorted.
Doi Chaang Coffee is recognized as a member of Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) with honoured “Committed to Coffee Quality and Excellence Through Fostering Information and Education Exchange” and Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA with honoured “Dedicated to Sustainable Quality From Seed to Cup”.
Beyond Fair Trade
The premium quality of the coffee beans isn’t just our strength – we do appreciate and value our unique and essential equal partnership with the Doi Chaang Coffee farmers, the Akha Hill Tribe. In an innovative relationship with the farmers, unparallel with other coffee companies, 50% of Doi Chaang Coffee’s profit is gifted to the growers of Doi Chaang community in Northern Thailand. They also keep 100% of the revenues from the sale of their green beans. All of this means that we are going “Beyond Fair Trade” and a way to ensure sustainability and prosperity which we are very proud of.
Doi Chaang Coffee was honoured with various certifications from all around the world including USDA Organic, fair trade and geographical indications (GI). Besides, it is shade grown, handpicked, fresh water washed and sun dried. Each bean is hand sorted and freshly roasted to ensure the highest possible quality for each cup of Doi Chaang Coffee. Naturally low in caffeine, it has a complex and flavourful profile that is enhanced and released through detailed cultivating, processing and roasting methods.