Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chiang Mai Thailand Coffee Shops

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Situated in northern Thailand and a popular travel destination for its ornate Buddhist temples, Chiang Mai has a deep connection to coffee — one that has extended in recent years from production and trade to roasting and retail.
In Thailand’s primary arabica-growing region, Chiang Mai is also one of the few cities in Thailand where the weather gets cool enough — at least for a month or two out of the year — where the craving for a hot beverage might compete with that for iced coffee.
The region’s arabica market can be credited in part to the previous king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who initiated the Thai Royal Project in 1969, encouraging people in the northern highlands to invest in sustainable industries. The goal was to alleviate poverty and create a more environmentally friendly economy, while curtailing “slash and burn” farming practices associated with opium production.
As a “forest crop,” coffee made sense as an alternative, yet production has fluctuated since Thailand first began exporting coffee in the 1970s. While International Coffee Organization statistics from the 2015/16 year show that Thailand exported 500,000 60-kilo bags of coffee, domestic consumption reached 1.2 million bags. In Chiang Mai, these two worlds collide. 
Today, it’s difficult to walk a block on Chiang Mai’s Nimman Avenue without bumping into someone peddling coffee — weather in a fancy, glass-encased building with copious AC and wifi, or from a cart parked on the street corner. Big chains like Starbucks are also represented, but there are dozens of quaint spots that can be a bit harder to find. Here are a few starting points in the guide to Chiang Mai coffee:
 
 
The story behind Nine One Coffee is beautifully simple. A local man named Wullop Pasananon obtained a plot of land on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. He learned that it was perfect for coffee growing and started teaching himself everything about coffee. Now he grows, roasts, and brews coffee for his own shop. As his business has grown, he now also supplies wholesale coffees to surrounding shops.
 
 
 
Inside 9 One COFFEE
 
 
 
Nine One is tucked into a sides street off Nimman Road. Its quaint decor and friendly staff offer an unassuming atmosphere amid the bustling Nimman neighborhood.
 
Akha Ama is another company that ties all of Chiang Mai’s coffee elements together, acting as green coffee producer and roaster while boasting a lovely shop presence in the Old City neighborhood. Finding success domestically as well as through coffee tourism bolstered by international media profiles, Akha Ama has helped to define the seed-to-cup concept in Chiang Mai under the ownership of Lee Ayu Chuepa.  
The name Akha Ama comes from a combination of the hill tribe that produces this coffee and the Akha language word for mother, respectively. In 2010, the Akha people stopped selling coffee in cherry to middlemen and instead implemented intercropping and multicropping to help create differentiation, while marketing and selling the coffee themselves. The project proved so successful in building quality that the coffee was in later years selected as a compulsory coffee in the WORLD CUP TASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP .
 
ASAMA CAFE
 
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I went to Asama Cafe the morning before a flight down to Bangkok. As it turned out, Asama is located well off the beaten path. My ride from the west side of the Ping River to a neighborhood on the southeast edge of the city left both the driver and myself confused. 
 
 
 
GARDEN at ASAMA CAFE
 
 
Eventually we found a pink wall with the Asama sign, and once inside I encountered a small square with a two-group Kees van der Westen espresso machine atop the counter, opening to a wide window overlooking a calm lake. Owned by a WBC-certified judge who goes by the name Mook, the cafe features coffees from renowned roasters from throughout the world, including on my visit an offering from Madcap Coffee from my home state of Michigan.
 
 
 
 
 
RISTR8to
 
 
Claiming inspiration from Australia to San Francisco, the Ristr8to Lab is the third retail cafĂ© for Chiang Mai-based Ristr8to. It boasts three distinct areas: the self-explanatory Roasting Lab; the Cult Coffee & Coffee in Good Spirit bar, which features “cult” coffee favorites from roasters around the world in signature alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; and the “Satan Coffee Corner,” where Ristr8to features its own single-origins through multiple manual brew methods.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chiang Mai Best Coffee Shop #5:  Bay’s Cafe
 
 
Run by barista Bay himself, Bay’s cafe is a coffee geek’s paradise. Bay specialises in pour over, drip coffee and in taking the time to create the perfect cup time after time. The coffee here is sourced carefully and each cup is full of flavours you normally wouldn’t notice from your coffee. Bay’s cafe also shares it’s space with an amazing restaurant – Food for Thought.
 
 
 
 
 
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Jacub (Jacque) Zucker

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Madonna

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trump Calls Kim Jong Un ROCKET MAN

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“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” Mr Trump said. He said of the US: “If it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”


Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote the song "Rocket Man" almost 50 years ago.
But the song, which tells of the melancholy and loneliness experienced by an astronaut “on such a timeless flight”, has been getting plenty of publicity in recent days courtesy of Donald Trump, who has chosen it as his nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.



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Monday, August 21, 2017

Jerry Lewis Tribute

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JERRY
 
R.I.P.
Jerry was the last of the Great Era of a Group of Iconic Entertainers like FRANK SINATRA,
DEAN MARTIN , SANMMY DAVIS Jr. and of Course JERRY LEWIS  ... There has never been 
group quite like these Guys and in all likelihood, will ner be again. God Bless them
All and keep their Memories Alive !
MARTIN & LEWIS
 
With DINO & SINATRA
 
 
 
 
 
His TELETHON
The NUTTY PROFESSOR
The KING of COMEDY
 
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Amy Winehouse in Concert

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

OJ Simpson Parole Hearing

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OJ SIMPSON at His PAROLE HEARING in NEVADA

   

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OJ SIMPSON in Better Days

as a star NFL RUNNING BACK for the BUFFALO BILLS

   

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OJ Simpson as Pitchman for HERTZ Rent a Car

   

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The INFAMOUS OJ SIMPSON FORD BRONCO

California Highway Chase Incident

 

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OJ SIMPSON and part of his DREAM TEAM

with the late JOHNNY COCHRAN and ROBERT SCHAPIRO

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OJ Gets Choked Up

at his PAROLE HEARING at LOVELOCK CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

       

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