Nawin and Tina
Complex, Strawberry, Honey finish
Mae Suay, Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai, Typica
Nawin and Tina
About the Coffee
Nawin and Tina are third-generation coffee farmers who also run a processing mill, a roastery, and a café in Mae Suay, Chiang Rai. We find their willingness to learn and their drive to build a better reputation for coffee from this region very inspiring. They pay great attention to thier coffee trees and go to great lengths to ensure that the trees are covered with enough shade. Thier farm is located on Hua Chang, a special area at the highest point of Doi Chang, Chiang Rai, which is one of the most famous coffee-growing regions in Thailand.
The coffee trees are ideally positioned, receiving enough morning sunlight, yet remaining in the shade once lunchtime passes. Since the farm is protected from excess sunlight and heat by the mountains, the coffee cherries take a little longer to ripen than those in other areas of Doi Chang and many regions in the country. This results in a complex and fruity cup which is rare to find in coffees grown in this famous region.
Nawin and Tina’s coffee is processed through the shade-dried natural method. With this process, the coffee cherries are picked, cleaned, and floated in order to remove underripe and defective ones from the lot. While most natural processed coffees are dried in direct sunlight, this coffee is dried on a raised bed under the shade for 20-25 days.