Thailand - Merlaeku (Filter)
THAI SINGLE ORIGIN
Chiang Rai Province, Northern Thailand
IN THE CUP
Honeysuckle - Butterscotch - Earl Grey
A wonderful clarity & sweetness with a velvety mouthfeel & a crisp, gentle acidity along with delicate floral & fruit notes.
ELEVATION: 1350 m
PROCESS: White Honey
VARIETY (ARABICA): Catuai, Chiang Mai 80 (SL-28 x Catimor), Typica
This coffee is a perfect example of what a well processed Thai coffee can be and also why we have chosen to share it as a filter offering.
Grown and produced by Asor Merlaeku in Huai Mae Liam Village, Chiang Rai. Asor is a member of the Akha hilltribe. He's a very sophisticated and detail-oriented farmer and the results of his work are fantastic!
Regarding the white honey process; this coffee is only partially fermented and then removed from the fermentation tank with some of the fruit mucilage attached. The result is a coffee that is exceptionally clean with great clarity of flavours and still retaining that crowd pleasing sweetness that is becoming a defining feature of the Thai coffee's we are carrying. This particular lot represents the first time Asor's white honey coffee has left Thailand, and we are stoked to be able to share another rare gem.