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PROCESSOR

P’ Chatree

Mr. Roots: What did you do before becoming a coffee farmer? P’Chatree:  I was working at a tourist information center in Chiang Mai not long after I had quit school. For my second job, I was working at a dessert place on Nimmanhemin Road. The most recent job I had before moving back to Khun Chang […]

PRODUCER

P’ Kaleb

We spoke with Kaleb Jordan, an coffee enthusiast who grew up in Thailand and went to Purdue University, a university in Indiana, USA. For Kaleb Jordan, coffee is not just a part of his profession or his hobby, but rather it’s a tool that he can use to help a lot of people. It is […]

FARMER

Nawin and Tina

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee farmer? Nawin: My family has been in the coffee business for over 30 years. The knowledge and passion has been passed down from my grandfather’s generation to my father’s generation. Once I was finished with my studies, I returned back home to take care […]

PRODUCER

P’ Sopa

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee producer? P’ Sopa: I used to work in a factory that manufactured electronic parts for a Japanese company. I was working there for around 2 years before I returned home. Mr. Roots: What do you like about this region? P’ Sopa: I’m originally from […]

FARMER

P’ Sri

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee farmer? P’ Sri: I was a regular employee.. After I managed to save up a bit of money, I decided to become a tea and miang farmer. Eventually, I started to farm coffee and haven’t looked back since! Mr. Roots: What do you like […]

PRODUCER

Fuadi Pitsuwan &
Jane Kittarattanapaiboon

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee producer and how did you end up in Chiang Rai? Fuadi:I am an academic by training. My interest in coffee started 7 years ago while I was studying in the US. It was in the US where I frequented specialty coffee shops and had […]

PRODUCER

Ray Buerger

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee processor? Ray: I was building custom homes back in the USA. Our building philosophy was to create spaces that would suit each family’s lifestyle. The homes were not overly large or pretentious, we prefer to let the quality and timelessness to speak for themselves.  […]

PROCESSOR

P’ Oh and P’ Joe

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee farmer? P’ Oh: We were rubber tree farmers in the south of Thailand before we relocated to Mae Kam Pong about 10 years ago. We were in awe of the untouched forest and the laid-back atmosphere of the people here – it really wasn’t […]

PROCESSOR

Ata

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee farmer ? Ata: I was born in Pangkhon village. but I moved to Chiang Mai and was selling shoes, clothes and watches for work. My brother then relocate abroad, so then I moved back home to Pangkhon village to look after my parents. Mr. Roots: […]

PROCESSOR

Chang Pao

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee farmer? Chang Pao: I grew up in Ban Mon Jong, Tak province but spent most of my years as a hydraulic engineer in Bangkok. Then I moved to Chiang Mai in 2016. One day I was driving back to Tak and I had a […]

FARMER

P’ Somjit

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee farmer? P’ Somjit: My main job was to make and sell a Thai snack called “miang”, I also had a side job as a coffee farmer. Now, my sole focus is on coffee. Mr. Roots: What do you like about this region? P’ Somjit: […]

FARMER

Nui and Aoy

Mr. Roots: What were you doing before you became a coffee farmer? Nui: I was travelling quite often between Bangkok, Songkhla and the Isan region as an engineer. I’ve known P’Aoy for a long time because we studied together; we dated and then we moved to Chiang Mai after we were married. I guess we […]

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