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Coffee Salon: "What Makes the Quality of Coffee?"


The Doi Tung Development Project (DTDP) hosted the first Coffee Salon by inviting Coffee Hunter Mr. Jose Yoshiaki Kawashima to collaborate on the workshop: “What Makes the Quality of Coffee?” Participants consisting of influencers, cafe owners, and press from various backgrounds with a love for coffee were invited to the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFLF) office on 23-24 January 2016.

M.L. Dispanadda Diskul welcomed the participants with an opening remark on the future of DoiTung coffee, which was granted a Geographical Indication from the European Union. The event included a coffee talk followed by a coffee tasting session with an aim to highlight the holistic approach behind quality coffee as well as to demonstrate DoiTung drip coffee method. Participants had the floor to exchange their opinions with Mr. Kawashima who has more than 30 years of expertise in the coffee industry worldwide. He shared the valuable insights, gained through his journey, with the participants During the coffee tasting, coffee beans from Doi Tung, Guatemala, and Panama, each of different elevation, process, and varieties, were carefully selected for the participants to note the differences of aromas, taste, texture, color, among other characteristics. Undeniably, the most popular cultivar was Arabica Geisha.

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 Mr. Kawashima and Doi Tung will be collaborating for future workshops. If you would like an e-mail notification of the upcoming Coffee Salon, please send us your full name and phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .