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Journey to the Source of Huay Hom Hill Tribe Coffee

April 30, 2014 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , ,

What is the reason coffee grown in this Karen hill tribe village tastes and smells so good?

Khiri Travel Thailand offers a 3-day excursion in Northern Thailand from Chiang Mai to an ethnic Karen ‘coffee’ hill tribe village. Highlights of the tour include riding along verdant mountain roads to a giant, reclining Buddha statue perched on a mountain ridge overlooking the plains below. There will also be leisure time to take a walk in a national park to the magnificent Ob Luang Gorge to see interesting rock formations and prehistoric rock paintings, plus see the plants of Starbucks’ coffee beans.

Further along the journey travelers will have the opportunity to stop overnight at a Lawa Village. The Lawa, or Lua, as the Northern Thai call them, are the real indigenous people of Thailand. They were already living around Chiang Mai when the Thai people migrated from Southern China. Travelers will explore the village with a guide and meet their home stay hosts. A local silversmith will demonstrate his craft.

Nearby the Lawa Village is Huay Hom, a Karen hill tribe village famous for its organic Arabica coffee. About 400 years ago, the Karen people were introduced to coffee cultivation by missionaries. There is no special ingredient or reason why Huay Hom coffee tastes and smells so good. Most likely it’s the result of brilliant weather, healthy soil and sunlight.

Most of the product is sold to markets in the United States. Huay Hom is also the largest supplier to Starbucks stores in Thailand.

Besides their coffee product, and offering tourist home stays, Karen villagers also weave their remarkable traditional clothing from lambswool.

For more information and booking requests, contact [email protected].

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