VANCOUVER/RICHMOND (November 1, 2018) – Doi Chaang Coffee, a Richmond-based, “Beyond Fair Trade” coffee company, has taken home 4 medals from the 2018 Golden Bean Awards in Portland, Oregon.
Doi Chaang Coffee has been operating out of the Vancouver area for over ten years, roasting and selling high-quality organic coffee beans from Thailand under their “Beyond Fair Trade” business model. This was the company’s first year entering the Golden Bean awards, which is the largest global roasters competition.
For the competition, Doi Chaang’s roasters created two specialty roast profiles – a light roasted single-origin Thai bean called “Summer Roast” and a medium roasted single-origin Peaberry Thai bean called “Wanderer”. Their Summer Roast won a Silver medal in the espresso category, a bronze medal in the “milk-based” category, and a bronze medal in the single-origin espresso category, while Wanderer took home one bronze in the “milk-based” category. Over 1,000 coffees were entered into the competition.
“We’re extremely excited to bring home 4 medals to Vancouver.” Said co-founder John A Darch, “We have been able to experiment with different roast profiles and really show off the potential of our Thai beans.” The Golden Bean medals will be added to Doi Chaang’s roster of awards highlighting their social responsibility, product innovation, and unique business model, their most recent being the 2017 Excellence in Producer Partnership Award from Fairtrade Canada.
While the two specialty profiles are not available to the public at the moment, Darch says there is a possibility that the public will find small batch releases on the website in the future. In the meantime, customers can find Doi Chaang’s highly rated blends and single-estates online and in most supermarkets, including Sobeys, FreshCo, Safeway, Fed Co-Op, Choices Market, Urban Fair and Nature’s Emporium.
About Doi Chaang Coffee
Doi Chaang Coffee is an innovative, socially responsible Canadian coffee company that focuses on creating Beyond Fair Trade relationships with farmers and producers. Rated among the top 1% in the world, the coffee is the only single-estate, 100% Arabica, USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified and shade grown coffee grown in Thailand. The beans are cultivated and processed by the indigenous AKHA hill tribe in small, family owned gardens in Doi Chang Village located in the Chang Rai Province of Northern Thailand, but freshly roasted and packaged in B.C. For more information, visit http://www.doichaangcoffee.com/.