Attention, coffee lovers! We have an exciting read for you to enjoy during your cup of coffee this morning. It’s Coffee Day, and we’re thrilled to share some of our favorite Thai coffee companies in Thailand, including a type of coffee made from a special source that will surprise you!
After taking off in the 1970s, the coffee exporting industry in Thailand became well-known for organic roasts and sustainable practices that are in high demand within the global coffee market.
The two types of coffee grown in Thailand are Arabica and Robusta. Arabica coffee is grown in northern Thailand, while Robusta coffee is grown in the provinces of Ranong and Chumphon. Coffee production thrives in cooler climates in areas such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Mae Hong Son. Arabica coffee supports rural communities and contributes to forest preservation, making it the more sustainable bean in the coffee industry of Thailand.
For Coffee Day, Thailand Insider has compiled a list of 4 Thai coffee companies that you need to try when traveling to Thailand. Let’s take a look at some of the country’s finest liquid gold!
As a titan of the coffee industry, Choojai Coffee is owned by a young Thai man who roasts some of Thailand’s most aromatic coffee. In Chiang Mai, there is a market known as Jing Jai Market, a weekend market where visitors can find organic fruits and vegetables, handicrafts, and more food and beverages.
Every weekend at Jing Jai Market, Choojai Coffee will set up his stand to roast coffee and serve people from all over the country who visit to watch him roast and try his delicious beans. When visiting his coffee stand, you can try his product and buy as much as your coffee-loving heart desires!
Walden Home Cafe
For a quieter atmosphere to relax with a good book and a hot cup of coffee, head to Walden Home Cafe in the Khlong San neighborhood of Bangkok. This charming coffee shop serves signature chocolate and matcha lattes, a fine americano, and gorgeous latte art.
Head to the second floor, where you’ll find lines of shelves with collections of books to choose from that will complement your cup of coffee perfectly.
Smokey Cat Coffee Roaster
Near the famous Somerset Park on Suan Phlu is a cat-loving, coffee-roasting spot known for its high-quality coffee and cool coffeehouse vibes. Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to a flood of natural light in this Bangkok roastery.
Smokey Cat Coffee Roaster serves the classics along with special blends such as the caramel and vanilla-flavored Honduras Litchilian. If you’re a more adventurous coffee-drinker, try the Creme Brûlée Coffee or an espresso tonic. For those with a sweet tooth, order the Smokey Cat Croffle, a combination of a croissant and waffle!
Black Ivory Coffee at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
We saved the rarest yet most exquisite coffee for last: Black Ivory Coffee! This type of coffee is quite expensive in Thailand, and for a good reason. The Thai Arabica beans are digested by the elephants of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, giving the beans less bitterness before they are deposited, handpicked, and sun-dried.
The beans at this resort are ground by hand and brewed in a high-tech machine that gives the coffee a clean and flavorful taste. Each sale of Black Ivory Coffee helps the wonderful elephants of Thailand, with 8% of sales donated to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation!
Try A Cup of Thai Coffee When in Thailand!
If you love coffee and want to try some of Thailand’s most delicious and flavorful beans, head to one (or more!) of these 4 Thai coffee companies! Northern Thailand is well-known for its beans due to the cooler climates and sustainable practices, so don’t forget to visit the north when in Thailand!