Located in Chiang Mai province, Doi Saket is the oldest coffee growing area in Thailand. Here you’ll find the Jaisooksern Coffee Farm operated by Sorasak "Nui" Intakad and Runglamai "Aoy" Jaisooksern, a young couple who left their white collar jobs in the city to move home to their parents’ farm to become coffee producers.
Coffee farming is a relatively new industry in Thailand, and one that is proving to be attractive to young entrepreneurs. Thailand's current coffee history dates back to the 1970s, when an opium eradication project started by the King of Thailand introduced the first coffee trees to areas like Doi Saket. Efforts to reforest degraded land and introduce coffee and other crops to replace illicit cultivations proved extremely successful. Farmers’ mountain properties today are flourishing, with many of the original planted varieties—like Catuai, Typica, and local Chiang Mai—thriving in healthy production.
Doi Saket Typica Anaerobic Washed was sourced from our partners in Thailand, Beanspire Coffee. Beanspire’s co-founders, Fuadi Pitsuwan and Jane Kittiratanapaiboon, are part of the young generation moving the Thai coffee industry forward. Thailand is unique as a coffee producing country; the country’s specialty cafe and roaster scene is thriving, and domestic consumption demands regularly outpace the country’s production volume. Only around 5% of Thailand’s specialty coffee is exported each year, while the rest is enjoyed by Thai coffee drinkers. This means that the coffees selected for export by the team at Beanspire are each chosen to share the work of Thai coffee producers with a global audience, providing a glimpse into the growing specialty coffee revolution happening in the country.
Beanspire mill is one of the most advanced in Thailand, with a destoner, huller, and a gravity table for density sorting. Jane and Fuadi have built Beanspire to produce quality from the outset, passing all coffee through density and hand sorting multiple times to ensure quality and uniformity. Coffee is packed in triple layer bags for shipment: cotton bag as outer layer, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) as middle layer, and GrainPro as inner layer. The HDPE bags help maintain moisture content, thus preserving quality for longer. We’re proud to partner with Beanspire Coffee to share this unique lot of coffee with you.
This lot of Typica coffee underwent an experimental Double Anaerobic Fully Washed process. The process was developed by Fuadi Pitsuwan, co-founder of Beanspire Coffee, and implemented by Nui and Aoy at their wet mill on their property. Coffee cherries were first fermented whole in a sealed tank with a one-way valve for 72 hours. The fermented cherries were then pulped, and the pulped coffee was placed back into the sealed tanks for another 72 hours of anaerobic fermentation. The fermented coffee was then fully washed and dried on raised beds. Dried parchment coffee was then delivered to the Beanspire dry mill in Mae Kha Jan, Chiang Rai, Thailand to be hulled, sorted, and packaged for shipment.
Learn more about specialty coffee production in Thailand.
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