Post By smokey
Coffee in Thailand
Currently on holiday.arrived at chiang Mai and saw this little place along the Main Street.
Pulled a lovely shot. Going to be here every day for my daily fix
Mmmm... Yummy my second cup already
Had a chat with the people there and they told me they grow their own coffee up north at Chiang Rai; and they have their own roaster at the back of their shop.
Just saw this thread, am wondering if you bought some from Andy and whether they were as nice as what you had in Thailand?
haven't bought any roasted beans from Andy (I assume you meant bean bay); but the coffee was very similar to the Brazilians I have roasted from Bean Bay...
I went to the same coffee shop everyday while at Chiang Mai... their coffee cakes, coffee jellies and biscuits were delightful...
only disappointment I had was when i arrived at Bangkok, I didnt managed to find any coffee shops thats comparable... plenty of nice machines out there, but just doesnt have the same results
Thanks Okitoki, I just went on the web and found this, beating kona? very interesting. I might have some green Chiang Mai in my next order from Beanbay
Travelers to Chiang Mai have the special treat of witnessing the gorgeous soil used to produce Nacha's coffee. The region's soil is particularly fragrant, smelling of spices which seep into the coffee giving it a much more complex taste than a typical supermarket-bought arabica. The diverse flavor of Nacha's arabica rivals that of top Kona coffees, and has recently beaten the world-famous Hawaiian Kona coffee in a taste test, and was given the title of "Best Asia Coffee" at the 2007 Long Beach SCAA.
Coffee From Thailand (INeedCoffee.com)