Opium production has long been a problem
for Thailand, which was well known for it's poppy growing,
mainly by Northern Hill Tribe communities. Whole villages
were sustaining themselves through poppy cultivation using
environmentally harmful slash and burn farming techniques.
The result was the destruction of large areas of precious
rainforests and adverse affects to the country's water resources.
His Majesty the King of Thailand responded
to this crisis by encouraging Hill Tribe communities to grow
alternative crops, and eventually succeeded in substituting
coffee for opium production. The premier Arabica-C bean was
chosen and the United Nations Crop Replacement Program extended
its support, educating Hill Tribe communities in the hand
cultivation of coffee.
The combination of a mountainous climate,
fertile soil, traditional farming methods and an attention
to quality allows this region to produce beans of the highest
international caliber. However, for many years these fine
coffee beans went unnoticed.
Fortunately, an international gourmet coffee
roasting expert and connoisseur discovered this coffee jewel,
and without hesitation established the "Golden Triangle
Coffee & Tea Co., Ltd." Roasted under expert supervision,
we now have the privilege to offer a world-class gourmet coffee.
HillTribe Gourmet Coffee is not blended but is kept one hundred
percent pure Arabica-C.
For HillTribe Gourmet and Premium Gourmet
coffees we recommend the following ratios of coffee to near
(hot, hot, hot)
||6 heaping tablespoons/
||8 heaping tablespoons/
||10 heaping tablespoons/
It is our experience
that very few sophisticated coffee drinkers care for mild
(or weak) coffee. The majority of Westerners, especially Europeans,
prefer the strongest combination of 80grams of coffee to a
liter of water.