Pretty much all of us drink coffee every day. It's been one of the most popular drinks in America for decades. It wasn't until recently though that we started thinking about coffee a little bit differently. To most of us, coffee has just been a drink we have in the morning to energize and wake us up for the day. Things like the taste, flavor profiles, or the source never really used to be that important to us. Companies like Lanna Coffee Co. are changing that all around though, giving us not only better coffee, but peace of mind knowing that our morning habit is also doing something good in the world.
Based in downtown Fresno, Lanna Coffee has been around since 2015, although the idea got its inception much earlier. During a missions trip to Thailand, the now owners met a group of villagers growing coffee who were trying to branch out and find more ways to sell their product. They saw an opportunity to help these villagers out while also providing an amazing product.
Now, many of us are more familiar with coffee being grown in places like Colombia, Africa, or maybe Indonesia or Sri Lanka, but not necessarily Thailand. It actually grows quite well there given the climate and elevation, but the coffee you'll find from that region is quite different than what we're used to- in a good way.
The villagers that Lanna Coffee works with primarily grow a variety called the Catimor bean, which is known for its herbal, nutty, and even fruity flavors. This makes for a much more unique, and delicious coffee drinking experience.
Aside from the great coffee, what makes Lanna Coffee such a great company to buy from is that they still support these local villagers. In fact, they have an entire non-profit wing of their business that focuses solely on projects in Thailand such as education, clean water, health, and of course, agriculture and coffee cultivation. So every bag of coffee, jug of cold brew, or mug that you buy has an immediate impact in another part of the world. You can find out more about the foundation here, where you can read all about what they're doing to help the Thai region, donate, and even volunteer!
If you'd like to buy some Lanna Coffee, you can do so on their website here, or check them out on social media. You can buy single origin and coffee blends by the bag, cold brew, brewing equipment, mugs, and even green coffee beans to roast yourself. For customers in the Fresno area they have FREE delivery and curbside pick up. They also ship all over the US, so you don't need to be in the Valley in order to buy this delicious coffee.
We all are becoming more aware of the impacts our purchases have, both to us and to others. It's great to see companies like Lanna Coffee that put a focus on providing products we can enjoy, but that are also committing time, energy, and funding to projects around the world.
So go buy some Lanna Coffee today!