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Doi Chaang Coffee

Single-Estate Medium

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Origin: Northern Thailand.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: CAD $15.99/16 ounces

Review Date: December 2012

Agtron: 50/57

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicately rich, crisply sweet-toned. Orange-like citrus, fresh-cut fir, dark chocolate, a hint of baking spice in aroma and cup. Balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate persists in a rich, mildly dry finish.

Notes:

This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair-Trade certified, meaning it was produced following organic agricultural procedures and purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Doi Chaang is a single-estate coffee produced by a northern Thailand hill tribe in the Golden Triangle mountains of Thailand and roasted in Canada. The independent coffee growers receive over 50% of the profits of this unusual and pioneering venture. For this and other reasons, Doi Chaang labels its coffees “Beyond Fair Trade,” making the argument that Doi Chaang pushes beyond Fair Trade in its progressive social and economic arrangements. Visit www.doichaangcoffee.com or call 866-924-2264 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a quiet, clean, subtly complex breakfast cup with an inspiring story.