We’re excited to share our very first Thailand coffee with you! Toasty, delicious Thailand Huai Nam Khun is a special, exclusive lot from Seattle’s Seven Coffee Roasters. This medium roast has mellow, low acidity, with a subtle sweetness and a spicy fragrance. The first sip is round and juicy, with a hint of starfruit and orange zest, before diving into a nutty, clean finish of toasted almonds, garam masala spice, and ceylon tea. Smooth, spicy, and oh-so-easy to drink, this Thai cup is a rare glimpse into one of the world’s fastest-growing specialty coffee producers.
In 1991, Thailand produced 500 tons of arabica coffee; 20 years later, more than 4000 tons. Coffee production, and the specialty culture surrounding it, is booming in Thailand, thanks to years of government investment in alternatives to opium agriculture. This coffee, Huai Nam Khun, is named after the mountain it was grown on, within the beautiful, remote forests of Northern Thailand. The producers are the Akha people, mountain dwellers for thousands of years: originally from Tibet and now found in Thailand, Laos, Burma, China’s Yunnan province. This coffee is an example of their work— the Akha people’s success with traditional, environmentally-friendly farming methods have made them the leading voice for introducing the coffee-loving world to Thailand’s best (and brightest!) brews.
Despite its growing success in Asia and Europe, many of Thailand’s rural-grown coffees are challenging to export all the way to the U.S.—we’re lucky to have the opportunity to sample such a rare and unique cup! This medium roast is mild and pleasant, with just the right balance of citrus fruit, toasty spice, and delicate black tea. Reserve a bag of Seven’s exclusive Thailand Huai Nam Khun, and enjoy the rare experience of tasting a new and beautiful part of the coffee growing world.