Chiang Mai’s farmers were first introduced to coffee in 1973, under an initiative launched by HM the late King Rama IX to use coffee as a solution to replace the opium farming that was ubiquitous, especially in the highlands. Since then coffee plantations have slowly expanded and finally come into its own, becoming an important economic crop for the region. For over 30 years, the Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University has been a force behind the Thai coffee industry, creating sustainability to support the coffee supply chain. This year, the team has launched the Lanna Thai Coffee Development Center, which was developed from the Lanna Thai Coffee Hub project, with an aim to be a knowledge centre for all coffee farmers and entrepreneurs in the northern region. The centre’s role which starts from the sapling nursery stage throughout the process to coffee brewing, is to provide opportunities for those interested as well as accessibility knowledge. Those who are interested, please visit www.lannathaicoffeehub.com or download Lanna Thai Coffee Hub application.
Lanna Thai Coffee Development Center
Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University
155 Moo 2 T. Mae Hia, (at Mae-Hia Agricultural Training and Research Center)
Tel. 053 944 031