Here at ThreeSixty˚ we’re all about discovery, so we thought we’d delve a little more into the origin of our tasty organic, Arabica Thailand Doi Chaang coffee beans.
When you think of Thailand, coffee probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But, ThreeSixty˚ and the families of the Doi Chang village are showing that Thailand has so much more to offer than idyllic beaches and beautiful sunshine. The coffee is grown by the Akha Hill tribe families of the Doi Chang Village. With over 20 years’ production knowledge, the farmers recently came together to create their own coffee company as means of income for the community.
The organic coffee is shade-grown in small family gardens before being hand-picked by the villagers – it’s the real deal in authentic coffee production. Shade-grown coffee is what it says on the tin – coffee grown under shade. By its very nature coffee is a shade-loving shrub, so these Arabica beans are in an ideal environment. This means, the plants produce the very best tasting coffee right from the start, as they are slower to mature and fewer coffee cherries are produced, so a more concentrated flavour emerges.
But don’t just take our word for it, you can discover the Great Taste 2016 Award-winning Thailand Doi Chaang for yourself at Waitrose and Ocado.