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  • Thai Coffee

    Hi All

    Interesting article on Thai Coffee

    http://www.roastmagazine.com/currentissue/navorigin_panama.html

    Definitely worth a read

    Ben

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    Yes, it was an interesting read. Im going to Phuket in a few weeks and am hoping to find some good coffee while there. One thing puzzles me though; the "facts" box on the left of the article states the countrys currency as the Balboa (Rocky?) and the US dollar. Correct me if Im wrong, but isnt it the Baht?

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    • #3
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      Hmmm

      Always thought it was the Baht and was when I was there a couple years ago.

      Probably just a mistake.

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      • #4
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        Its the Thai baht.
        The Balboa is the Panamanian unit of currency. Only on the opposite side of the world

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          Originally posted by Ben_S link=1214531194/0#0 date=1214531193
          Hi All

          Interesting article on Thai Coffee

          http://www.roastmagazine.com/currentissue/navorigin_panama.html

          Definitely worth a read

          Ben
          Now - http://www.roastmagazine.com/backissues/mayjune2008/navorigin_panama.html

          Yes very interesting article Ben. I actually have a friend in the north of Thailand at the moment who is sending me 5kg of green beans grown at Doi Chaang (100%Arabica, all grown above 4000ft, shade grown, wet processed). From what I have been told the farmers there are very finicky about how the coffee is grown and processed. The quality is supposed to be outstanding and at approx $4/kg retail (price in thailand) it could turn out to be a real find.

          Assuming border patrol doesnt steal them, I will be roasting the beans in a crazy popper and will try a few different roast profiles to see which suits best. Ill let you know how it turns out.

          James

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          • #6
            Re: Thai Coffee

            cool
            now have a new commodity to look out for while travelling

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            • #7
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              .....or you could try and make some Thai friends on facebook

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              • #8
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                hey this is a long time after this blog but do you remember how the doi chaang beans went?
                did anyone get any more?
                have them now

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