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“Exploring Chiang Mai through the Lens of Coffee”

|Technical Tour
Technical Tour 2018-08-02T15:14:44+00:00

Program A

Station 1: Pana Coffee (พานาคอฟฟี่)

“The Coffeenery project or Coffee Education Center” where farmers or those who are really into coffee can explore, learn from workshop and share knowledge of coffee, from growing, processing, to roasting and cupping. Additionally, there will be a fertilising plant where expert turns coffee pulps and other organic compounds into organic composts, and a coffee quality control and organic test lab. All of which make visitors greater understand the world of coffee.

Station 2: Pa Miang and Teen Tok Royal Project Development Center (ศูนย์พัฒนาโครงการหลวงป่าเมี่ยง)

The center was established as demonstration or learning center regarding mushroom cultivation and coffee planting for farmers. As it sets itself on the area of 60 rais, which is located in Pang-bong village and mostly surrounded by evergreen forest, river and mountain, Visitors can enjoy various types of tours. Firstly, you can visit agricultural research center and Arabica coffee farm. Moreover, this place will introduce you a rich culture of local people as well as their lifestyle. Additionally, this trip is a great chance to become one with nature by trekking through the forest, observing cave and seeing 80 meters high-waterfall.

Station 3: Mae Kam Pong Village (หมู่บ้านแม่กำปอง)

Thai village of Mae Kampong is located only 50 kilometers from Chiang Mai city. Nestled on a hillside, 1300 meters above sea level and surrounded by pristine forest, Mae Kampong has a cool and pleasant climate.

This Northern local village allows tourists to have the best experience of trekking along the nature trail; exploring the pristine forest with local guides, passing tea, coffee and herbal gardens. Moreover, they can set up camp-fire at Doi Mon Larn and see a beautiful view of the village. Lastly highlight of this local village, they can learn and enjoy Northern Thai traditional dances and musical performance, such as Sao Mai dance (drawing silk thread), Sword and umbrella dance, etc.

Program B

Station 1: Chiang Mai Royal Agricultural Research Center (Khun Wang – ศูนย์วิจัยเกษตรหลวงเชียงใหม่)

The center sets itself on the area of 450 rais which is surrounded by Inthanon Mountain ranges. Visitors can go sightseeing along the demonstration plant beds, for examples, winter plant beds, coffee beds, coffee hulling manufactories, demonstration beds of Macadamia which originated in Australia. Besides, the center is also doing the nut extraction experiment for making cosmetics as well. Moreover, the center consists of a variety of winter fruits in which visitors also can pick them freshly from the tree for tasting. Furthermore, those bird watchers shouldn’t miss this place because Inthanon mountain is home to various species of birds.

Station 2: Doi Inthanon Royal Project (โครงการหลวงดอยอินทนนท์)

The Royal Project in Doi Inthanon is to be found in Khun Klang village, close to the park headquarters and about 60 km from Chiang Mai city. The project began back in 1979 to encourage hill tribes to cultivate cash crops instead of growing opium, providing them with training in modern agricultural techniques as well as with all the necessary tools and equipment. Today the agricultural station is home to temperate-climate plants, beautiful flower gardens, a highland trout fishery, plant breeding and multiplication labs, rice terraces, coffee plantations and even a strawberry orchard. All of which are open to the public who are encouraged to come and learn about the station’s important and life-changing work. Visitors can even stay overnight at the Royal Project to explore the beautiful, natural surroundings that include some fantastic trekking trails, hidden waterfalls and and hill-tribe villages. Although open all year round, the best time to visit is right now in the winter months when you can enjoy cooler temperatures and more often than not, clear blue skies.

Station 3: HILLKOFF Learning Space (ศูนย์การเรียนรู้กาแฟฮิลล์คอฟฟ์ เชียงใหม่)

“Learning Coffee Shop and Restaurant Entrepreneurs by HILLKOFF, Thai Coffee Pioneers”

Hillkoff has been the quiet force behind the creation and expansion of Chiang Mai’s coffee culture for the past five decades. Though behind the scenes, Hillkoff Is the go-to centre for the vast majority of cafes and restaurants in Chiang Mai, offering consulting and training services. Over the years numerous baristas and entrepreneurs have become successful following g training and support by Hillkoff who not only provides human resources and skills, but also the best selection of coffee beans, roasting services and coffee-related equipment. Hillkoff Learning Space has recently opened up, integrating all the knowledge and expertise about coffee, bakery and restaurant over the years. The fully-equipped centre includes cooking and coffee brewing courses, workshops, business networking, knowledge sharing and more. There are also seminar rooms and café appliances available.