DoiTung coffee is single-origin, harvested only from the hills of Doi Tung. It is shade grown and undergoes careful processing starting from the selection of coffee species to roasting and packaging. DoiTung coffee is free from toxins and ochratoxin, which is believed to be the cause of tumors. It was granted a Geographical Indication (GI) registered with the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce in 2006.
From opium plantations to coffee forests:
Initiated by the Princess Mother in 1988, coffee is among the cash crops that substitute opium cultivation grown in Doi Tung's economic forest. Providing a licit and sustainable income for the local people, the products of Doi Tung have been recognized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and carry the UNODC seal.
- The world's second highest traded commodity behind oil, the name of this valuable cash crop comes from the Latin term 'coffea'. Two types of coffee species are commonly brewed:
1. Robusta coffee, which is easier to care for and is highly resistant to diseases. The beans have a caffeine content of 3.8%, giving strong bitter brews with a sour aroma.
- Aroma: depending on its origin, each type of coffee has a different aroma which also affects its taste;
Before you drink your cup of coffee :
- Freshness depends on how new the coffee is; it must be kept at the right temperature without being exposed to light, heat and moisture;
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