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Doi Chaang Coffee

Single-Origin Medium Roast

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Origin: Northern Thailand

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: CAD $15.99/16 ounces

Review Date: June 2011

Agtron: 45/58

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Quiet, sweetly smooth. Nut, raisin, hints of fir and flowers in aroma and cup. Softly balanced acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Round, sweet-toned 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. Visit www.doichaangcoffee.com or call 866-924-2264 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Smoothly balanced cup with an inspiring story.


This review originally appeared in the June, 2011 tasting report: Canada: Doing Fine though Not So Different