While you may not associate Thailand with coffee, the fact is that it’s Asia’s third largest producer of the bean!

Chiang Mai, located some 700 km from Bangkok, boasts perfect soil for growing coffee. The Nacha coffee from this belt is wonderfully complex and appealing.

Thai people love their coffee really sweet, so the best way to order is to ask for sugar and milk separately.

If you love really sweet coffee, try the oliang, or Thai iced coffee. This beverage features coffee with soybeans, sesame seeds and corn, brewed in athung tom kafae, which is a cloth bag attached to metal ring. It is served with condensed milk, giving it that pleasing sweetness so many love.