Thailand Mae Chedi Chiang Mai Anaerobic Washed | 25 lb | A-445123
Chiang Rai is Thailand’s northernmost province in what is known as the Golden Triangle, the intersection of the borders with neighboring Myanmar and Laos. The region’s high mountains were once the epicenter of the country’s opium cultivation and smuggling routes, but coffee, banana, coconut, and pineapple crops have replaced illicit farming with environmentally and socially sustainable alternatives.
The city of Chiang Rai is the largest in northern Thailand, and both the city and the province have a long history of influence from the various dynasties who have ruled Southeast Asian from ancient to modern times. Recent reforestation efforts have restored Chiang Rai’s mountains, and Thailand’s young generation sees the potential of farming quality coffee as a path to success for landholders. Farms are located close to cities and are very accessible; this proximity expedites the transitions between processing stages and provides quality assurance. The country has built a strong reputation for tourism along its coastal beaches and towns, and Thailand’s coffee farmers hope to build Thailand’s next reputation as a savvy producer of fine specialty coffees.
- RegionChiang Rai
- ProducerMae Chedi Cooperative; Beanspire Coffee
- FarmSmallholder Farms
- VarietyChiang Mai
- ProcessAnaerobic Washed
- Elevation1250 meters
- Coffee CategoryReserve Lot
- Packaging25 lb box with GrainPro liner
- Tasting NotesDark Chocolate, Macadamia, Strawberry, Dried Orange