Mission Statement

The Story

Direct Trade Coffee and Relationship Coffee are two phrases that have been used to help consumers realize the relationships involved in the coffee chain. Awareness of what we are buying and who we are buying it from is important to today’s consumer. Direct Trade Coffee refers to when the source area of the coffee is known; the community or co-op, etc.. Relationship Coffee refers to being able to trace the coffee to the farmers themselves; locations, families, individual farmers.

We Are the Farmer … Mai Thai Coffee has a unique position of having actually grown out of a group of farmers working together. We not only know the farmer…we are the farmer! We know the farmer, their children, the schools they go to, the house they live in… even what they had for dinner last night! We have grown together as a community

Our Unique Relationship developed over the last 20 plus years in the highlands of Northern Thailand. Communities that were isolated and underdeveloped struggled to make ends meet in a fast changing society. Arabica Coffee was introduced and now serves as an important source of income to over 500 families in our growing group.

By working together we have been able to support each other. Families are strengthening, communities are developing.  A simple interest free micro-finance system allows each family in our group the ability to access funds to develop their income abilities for the betterment of their family and community. Quality Arabica Coffee is the result…the proof is in the cup!


  • In House Coffee

Our In House Coffee is grown by our group of farmers in Northern Thailand. Quality Control from the planting of the seed to picking and processing ensures a quality coffee that we are proud of. Our coffees are grown at altitudes of 1100 to 1600 meters.


Why Pay More … The middle man has been eliminated allowing us to offer very reasonable prices for a premium quality product.


  • Coffees Around The World

Varieties of coffees from Central and South America, Africa and Asia offer unique qualities and taste. We are proud to present fine coffees from around the world.


  • Green Coffee

Roast Your Own is a growing movement for the coffee aficionado. It all starts with Green Coffee. Our very reasonable prices allow the home roaster the opportunity to roast coffees from around the world. Priced by the pound for the home consumer or by the pallet for the professional roaster. (Free shipping not available for green coffee orders)

Strengths/Positive Points

Bulk Coffee – Our pricing on five pound bags is almost unheard of for specialty grade coffee to the consumer

Flavored Coffee – Premium Arabica coffee is used for all our flavored coffees

Fresh Roasted – Roasted every week: customers enjoy fine quality, fresh roasted coffee