BAAN DOI CHAANG - AKHA VILLAGERS
Baan Doi Chaang is named after a mountain that resembles a mother elephant with her two calves heading North. With the village sitting at an altitude of 1,000 to 1,700 meters above sea level, ideal soil conditions, cool dry winters and most importantly the conviction of the villagers to improve their livelihood, Doi Chaang is now home to World Class Specialty Arabica coffee.
The Legend of Doi Chaang Coffee
Doi Chaang village is situated in the northern highlands of Chiang Rai Province. The village is one of many in the area to receive support from H.M. King Bhumibhol Adulyadej Rama 9 to improve the livelihoods of people and to reduce illegal drug cultivation in the area. In 1969, hill tribe farmers were motivated to grow winter plants instead of opium. Arabica coffee plants were one of the winter crop provided, and the farmers were supported by various government organizations to grow them.
Estate: Baan Doi Chaang
Owner: Akha Villagers
Varietal: Caturra, Catimor & Catuai
Processing: Washed & Sun Dried
Tasting Notes: Light aromas of toasted almond, mild flavours of citrus fruit and ripened stone fruit. Medium heavy body with a dry spicy linger to the back end. A lighter and brighter variation of the typical Indonesian coffee.
Roasting Notes: A medium and a dark roast seem to do this coffee justice. Lighter roasting leaves an underdeveloped flavour through until midway between 1st & 2nd. At 2nd there is more of the spicy flavours present. Midway the citrus flavours take hold.
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TASTE PANEL COMMENTS:
"Delicious flavours of almond & apricot,
with a medium body & spicy tones. A pleasure to drink."
Best Roast Profile : SBR ROAST PROFILE 4
Best Brew Method : Chemex
Best Beverage : Black Filter
Most Distinctive Flavour Notes: Almond
SBR STAR RATING