The readers of today’s article are the ones we have in mind when discussing good coffee. After getting its start in the 1970s, Thailand’s coffee export sector quickly became well-known for the organic roasts it produced and the environmentally responsible procedures it followed, both of which are highly prized in the international coffee market.
Arabica and Robusta are the two coffee varieties cultivated in Thailand. Northern Thailand is home to the country’s Arabica coffee plantations, while the provinces of Ranong and Chumphon are known for their robusta plantations. Coffee cultivation does particularly well in regions with lower average temperatures, such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Mae Hong Son.
Arabica coffee provides significant financial support to rural populations and contributes significantly to the protection of forests. In preparation for your trip to Thailand, we have compiled a list of the top four Thai coffee shops that you simply must see.
A young Thai man who roasts some of the most aromatic coffee in all of Thailand owns the Choojai Coffee shop, which is located in Thailand. Visitors visiting Chiang Mai can stop by a market known as the Jing Jai Market to purchase organic fruits and vegetables, local handicrafts, and a variety of other foods and beverages. On the weekends, Choojai Coffee sets up a stall in the market where they roast coffee and serve customers from all over the nation. Coffee can be sampled and purchased by guests, who also get the opportunity to watch the roasting process.
Walden Home Cafe
Visit the Walden Home Cafe, which is found in the Khlong San neighbourhood of Bangkok, if you are looking for a calm setting in which to unwind with a nice book and a steaming cup of coffee. This quaint coffee shop is known for its excellent lattes, chocolate, excellent Americanos, and distinctive matcha beverages. If you don’t bring your own book to read, you can always head up to the second level, where there are shelves stocked with a variety of book collections that you may choose from. These novels are the ideal complement to your cup of coffee.
Smokey Cat Coffee Roaster
In the neighbourhood of Suan Phlu, close to the well-known Somerset Park, there is a well-known coffee roasting establishment for its excellent quality and the wonderful atmosphere it provides. The room is flooded with natural light and boasts excellent views thanks to the big windows that stretch from floor to ceiling.
The Smokey Cat Coffee Roaster offers both traditional coffees and specialised blends, such as the Litchilian from Honduras, which has notes of caramel and vanilla in its flavour profile. You might try the Creme Brûlée Coffee or an espresso tonic if you are not a traditional coffee consumer. Both of these beverages are delicious. The Smokey Cat Croffle, which is a hybrid of a waffle and a croissant, is available for people who have a craving for something sweet.
Black Ivory Coffee and Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
The rarest and most magnificent variety of coffee, known as black ivory coffee, has been kept for last. For understandable reasons, purchasing a beverage of this kind can be rather costly in Thailand. Before they are deposited, hand-picked, and sun-dried, Thai Arabica beans are digested by the elephants that stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. This process makes the beans less bitter before they are processed.
This hotel uses a high-tech system for brewing the coffee, which results in a tasty beverage with a clean aftertaste. The beans are ground by hand at the hotel. The welfare of the elephants in Thailand is improved with each sale of Black Ivory Coffee. The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation receives a donation equal to 8% of each sale’s total amount.