Thailand and The Bean Belt
Coffee plant belongs to Rubiaceae Family which grows well in tropical countries,
causing the best coffee sources in the world to situate along the equator, known as “The bean belt”.
There are two species of coffee: Arabica, which grows well in the mountain and Robusta, which can grow in variety types of land.
According to the record, Thailand has been introduced to coffee plantation since 1850.
The plantation has been continually developed since 1957.
The first experimental plantation of Brazil coffee seeds in high Mountain was in 1957.
The purpose of the project was to build up careers for hill tribes, instead of opium plantation.
The project results in better quality of lives of the hill tribes as well as the success in coffee species
selection and development. Although Arabica coffee is not as strong as Robusta,
the species has been continually improved for decades in Thailand until the plant can now resist melanocephala.
Now the plantation of Arabica requires no chemicals to prevent diseases anymore.
Arabica grows well at 700 meters above sea level, in 15-25 degree Celsius and 60% humidity relatively.
It also needs abundant soil with the soil layers of at least 50 cm deep and fine drain with pH 5.5-6.5 .
“All of the quality mentioned is available at our coffee plantation”
Why Wawee Coffee Bean?
Sun-drying the beans above the ground.
Gives better products
Sun-drying the beans above the ground is not only environmentally friendly, but it also gives better products
since the method allows the air to circulate. As a result, the coffee beans can drain out the moisture in every directions.
The process also prevents the beans from absorbing unwanted smells from the ground during the drying process.
Sun drying above the ground ensures the hygienic of the coffee bean while preserving fine quality, and pure coffee aroma.