Region: Chiang Rai Province
Farm: Kao Jai
Elevation: 1640 meters
Milling Process: Fully Washed
Drying Process: Raised beds
Cupping Notes: Very smooth with a clean finish, with notes of milk chocolate, honey, and a hint of citrus
“Kao Jai Coffee (pronounced cow j+eye) is a specialty, single-origin coffee harvested on a single farm in the mountains of northern Thailand. Our unique, specialty coffee beans have been carefully grown, harvested, and processed in the Chiang Rai province near the Myanmar/Laos border. Our story began in late 2013 when two co-founders were teaching at a boarding school in the city of Chiang Rai and were given the opportunity to harvest coffee alongside farmers in a nearby village. Being able to see the community, work with the farmers, and understand the process inspired the founders to find a way to better connect coffee farmers in Thailand with coffee lovers like you.
Kao Jai, a phrase in Thai meaning “to understand,” someone or something means that someone is completely knowledgeable and sympathetic to others’ unique stories. When you experience something first hand, it opens your eyes and heart to not only knowing others but understanding them. Kao Jai Coffee was founded to create different opportunities for people to transition from knowing to understanding.”