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The Village of Doi Chang

The Village of Doi Chang

 For more than 20 years, coffee has been sprouting in the hills of Doi Chang, the largest village producing Arabica coffee in Northern Thailand. The name Doi Chang means "Elephant Mountain". Elephants are the national animal of Thailand and it is said that that area used to have many wild elephants living in it.   Villagers moved here from China around 200 years ago. Today, most of the villagers still have Chinese ancestry and are second/third generation immigrants. Once a community dependent on growing opium which led to mistreatment of villagers, Doi Chang is a living example of how coffee is able...

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The Buzz about the Lanna Coffee Project

The Buzz about the Lanna Coffee Project

The Lanna Coffee Project at First Chinese Baptist Church (FCBC), San Fransisco just completed eleven years of service! Lanna coffee is grown in Northern Thailand by hillside farmers who, with the help of American Baptist’s International Ministries (IM), work toward economic stability.    IM and Intertribal Development Project (ITDP) help bring Lanna’s Arabica coffee beans to market.  With improved livelihood, the farmers are less likely to send their daughters to work in the cities where they are often subjected to labor exploitation.   FCBC’s project also supports two International Ministry homes in Chiang Mai:  The House of Love, a nurturing home...

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NEW BAG/ NEW PRODUCT RELEASE!!

NEW BAG/ NEW PRODUCT RELEASE!!

We now have a new line of coffee packaging and products! In Summer of 2015 we released our current craft bag and it was a welcomed change from what was in previous existence. However, we are now thrilled to show you our new packaging that will be with us for many more years to come. We have a similar bag with zipper pouch (now located on back) with 1 way valve to get co2 out and keep oxygen from going in. However the most exciting thing is with the change in new bag design we have a new segment of village specific coffees....

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A Coffee a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

A Coffee a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

Reducing Inflammation and Slowing Aging with Organic Coffee Everyone seems to be looking for a miracle cure for aging, but the answer might be much closer than we think. Research has shown that one of the most consumed substances in the world can actually have a tremendous positive impact on health: caffeine. Drinking healthy caffeinated beverages can reduce inflammation, which is the cause of many age-related diseases. And, most importantly, drinking a cup of coffee is as easy as it’s ever been. Inflammation Inflammation is a general term used to describe when the body protects itself through an immune reaction. In...

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