Golden Triangle originally refers to the adjunct areas of three countries – Chiang Rai province of Thailand, Bo Kaeo Province of Laos, and Tachilek province of Myanmar – merging together forming a triangular shape. In the past, this area was best known for its opium cultivation.
On the other hand, it is also known as a fascinating destination for both local and international tourists, especially in winter season. Its “Golden Triangle” sign is a popular photo-taking spot among travelers, while boat riding along Mekong River is another common activity for visitors who want to enjoy the scenery of the merging point.
Coffee plant in the Golden Triangle
Statistics have shown that Thailand produces approximately 57,000 tons of coffee per year, in which 8% is Arabica. For Laos, annual coffee productivity is about 18,000 tons and more than 90% of its productivity is Robusta. Lastly, Myanmar has increased its coffee productivity to 5,500 tons per year. Taken as a whole, the three countries together have coffee productivity of 80,000 tons per year.
From opium to coffee
Originally, many mountainous areas in the Northern part of Thailand are home of the hill tribe people (e.g. Akha, Lisu, Lahu, etc.), who cultivated opium for living. In 1983, His Majesty the King initiated the Royal Project for Hill Tribe Development by conducting a research and developmental program on Highland Cultivation of Arabica coffee. The project was made to improve the lives and well-being of Thai hill tribe people, aimed to replace the cultivation of opium with coffee.
Becoming the world-famous Arabica Arabica coffee in the hills of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai provinces is famous for its unique taste and quality, especially the coffee from the Doi Chang village. Laotian coffee in the Bolaven area is the country’s proud product with world-class quality. For Myanmar, the beginning of its coffee cultivation dated back to 1907 when the country’s nature was very well-preserved. As a result, this made Myanmar become famous for its organic coffee beans.
The abundant availability of natural resources in the area enables us to produce world-class quality coffee, which is globally accepted. We understand that the natural conditions for successful high-quality coffee cultivation is as follows: First, the height of plantation should be at least 1,200 meters above sea level. Second, the average temperature should be between 15-20 degrees Celsius throughout the year, with more than 60% humidity, and precipitation rate of at least 1,500 mm per year. Finally, it is important that plantation soil is rich with minerals vital for planting high-quality coffee.
Golden Triangle Coffee promises to select only the best quality coffee of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar for you to enjoy the taste of world-class coffee.
OUR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
High-quality coffee of Thailand and Laos has been widely known and accepted by many countries around the world for many years. Coffee from Myanmar, however, is still to gain its reputation. We plan to partner with companies in the European countries/Taiwan/China to help in developing the Golden Triangle Coffee, and to increase our market share and stability.
OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
THAI COFFEE –DOI WAAWEE ORIGIN, &DOI CHANG ORIGIN
LAOTIAN COFFEE – PAKSONG ORIGIN
BURMESE COFFEE- THAKHYLAK STATE
SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION ACTIVITIES
For the last two decades, many Asian countries have successfully improved the lives of their people. In Myanmar and Laos, however, the quality of life is still poor especially in improving the education of children. The Golden Triangle Coffee wants to contribute to the society by buying coffee beans from the hill tribe people. By doing so, the economy of hill tribe community is improved. Moreover, we want to establish an education fund for children living in Chaing-rai, Laos, and Myanmar in order to provide more opportunities for children. The Golden Triangle Coffee believes that every cup of coffee means more than just simply drinking it.
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