Thailand “Kenya Style”

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Thailand is not traditionally known as a coffee producing country, let alone specialty coffee producing country. YetThailand produces as much Arabica coffee as Panama, Hawaii and Jamaica combined. The Arabica coffee production started out as part of a strategy to eradicate opium plantation by the government and the King of Thailand. For many decades, Northern Thailand had been an area riddled with opium plantation and high rate of drug trafficking as part of the infamous Golden Triangle drug trade route. In the early 1980s, farmerswere encouraged by the government and the royal initiatives to switch from growing opium as cash crop to planting Arabica coffee as the conditions required to grow opium and coffee are similar.

Thailand consumes more coffee than it can produce and less than 1% of the coffee is currently being exported. Due to the level of development, Thailand has a higher cost of production than its neighbors and coffee from Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam are being smuggled in, threatening the livelihood of Thai farmers. In order to compete, farmers realize they will have to focus on producing high quality specialty coffee.
10 oz bag – $10.15
1 lb bag – $14.75
2lb bag – $25.00
5lb bag – $55.00

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Grind Ground, Whole bean
Size 1#, 10oz, 2#, 5#


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