It's been a long road for our farming friends in Thailand, but it is a road that recently ended with sharing their passion with you. Yesterday, March 26th, our first batch of coffee was loaded in the bed of a small pickup truck, driven through the mountains to the closest city, and finally transferred to a box truck to start the journey to the Port of Bangkok. It was a long day spent finalizing paperwork and moving many boxes, but it was also filled with joy, excitement, and hope.
In 2 weeks, our coffee will be on the open seas making the long 40 day trip from Bangkok to the Port of Los Angeles. Once arrived in LA, our coffee will be sent to Nashville where they will be roasted to perfection and packaged for you.
The road from cherry to cup is a long one, but it's a road that has never been driven on before. In a conversation last week with Doon, our friend and partner in Thailand, she mentioned that it has always been their dream of exporting and sharing their coffee with the world. After 14 years of working in the coffee industry, her dream has finally become reality.
While we wish that you could be enjoying a cup of our coffee as you read this, we hope that you can understand why the first batch's arrival is delayed. All of the farmers time spent preparing for this moment has finally paid off, and by Thanksgiving time you will be able to sit around with friends and family after your big meal sharing your first cups of their specialty coffee.