The Doi Chaang enterprise has made huge gains since it’s original formation in 2002, though coffee in the area goes back to 1969 and the support of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama the 9th, when coffee was introduced as a way to provide a living away from illegal drug cultivation. In 2010, coffee cherries were being pulped at 890kg an hour, using 50 litres of water per hour. By 2014 this had been improved to 10,000kg an hour, and just over 0.5 litres an hour. They have also planted over 100,000 trees in the region to repopulate the forest with vegetation, wildlife and to provide natural shading for the coffee to grow under. Doi Chaang itself is now a protected geographical indication under the Thai government system.
It is available in Grade A and PB.