Quiet Endless Searching, Yellow Honey - Thailand
Quiet Endless Searching, Yellow Honey - Thailand

Quiet Endless Searching, Yellow Honey - Thailand

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Name: Quiet Endless Searching Yellow Honey
Region: Mae Suai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Producer: Nawin Yaesorkoo
Process: Yellow Honey
Varieties: Catuai, Typica & Chiang Mai
Altitude: 1,350 MASL

Notes: honey, peach, cinnamon, medium body

Brew Ratio 1:16 for filtered coffee and 1:2 for espresso
We’ve said before that we’re in endless pursuit of moments that inspire awe and wonder, and that interconnectedness between humans and experiences is at the root of the work we do. This Thailand Natural Coffee is a beautiful example of our mission in action. 
Around April, 2021, Areli began inquiring about sourcing coffees from Laos in search of a coffee for our wholesale partners, Heirloom Brew Shop. Though the Laotian coffee we found was contracted out for the year, our search led us to cup this beautiful coffee from Thailand, which will also be served at Heirloom. We named it “Quiet Endless Searching” as a nod to the journey that brought us to it. This year we've brought on 2 different processing methods. 
Q.E.S. - Mae Suai Yellow Honey comes to us from Nawin Yaesorkoo, one of the most innovative farmers and coffee processors in Thailand, producing coffee at his family farm in Hua Chang and carrying out post-harvest processing at his mill in Mae Suai. Mae Suai is one of the largest coffee growing areas in Thailand, with 500 households of the Akha hill tribe growing several varieties including Catuai, Typica, Chiang Mai, and SJ133. This coffee was grown by the smallholder producers of the Mae Suai area, and processed using a Yellow Honey post-harvest processing method at Nawin’s mill.
This coffee was sourced from our exporting partners in Thailand, Beanspire Coffee. Beanspire’s co-founders, Fuadi Pitsuwan and Jane Kittiratanapaiboon, are part of the young generation moving the Thai coffee industry forward. Thailand is unique as a coffee-producing country; the country’s specialty cafe and roaster scene is thriving, and domestic consumption demands regularly outpace the country’s production volume. Only around 5% of Thailand’s specialty coffee is exported each year, while the rest is enjoyed by Thai coffee drinkers. This means that the coffees selected for export by the team at Beanspire are each chosen to share the work of Thai coffee producers with a global audience, providing a glimpse into the growing specialty coffee revolution happening in the country.

This coffee underwent Yellow Honey processing. Freshly harvested ripe coffee cherries are first floated to remove any potential defects before being pulped, retaining mucilage on the coffee for drying. The pulped coffee is then laid out in a thin layer on raised beds where it is dried for several days until it reaches 11% humidity. The dried coffee is then milled, sorted, and packed for shipment at Beanspire Coffee’s dry mill.


*If you would like this coffee ground, please specify brew method in comments.