Thailand Huai Mae Liam (Grand Cru)
- Location: Thailand, Huai Mae Liam, Chiang Rai
- Producer: Asor Merlaeku
- Varietals: Catuai, Typica
- Growing altitude: 1350 meters
- Processing method: White honey
- Flavour notes: Candy Apple
- Roasting: Light
The story behind the cup:
Huai Mae Liam is a coffee producing village whose coffee has never been exported before this year. In the past, the coffee from this village got sent to bigger villages like Doi Chang and Doi Pangkhon and had been marketed under the names of those famous villages. It is important that we recognize the effort of coffee farmers from Huai Mae Liam by giving them the identity they deserve.
White honey process?
The coffee is partially fermented, meaning that they intentionally took the coffee out the fermentation tank before the fermentation is finished. This left some mucilage on the parchment, resulting in a brightness close to washed coffee, but smoothness and sweet like a honey.
If you don't try, you will never know.