Day 3 began with me visiting a couple of places before heading up to Doi Chang Mountain. I just love not just checking out unique coffee houses but also less known street food! I will let the pics do the talking!
At Chivit Thammada. I’ve written a separate blogpost about this place before as it gave me some much inspirations. Love this place like mad!
So cosy inside
My order of Scrambled Eggs Muffin with Smoked Salmon. Yummy!
Love the cutlery too!
Back in town, parked my car, on my way to 7-Eleven to top up my SIM Card data when I spotted this eatery.
Which was selling this awesome roast pork!!! Just by the look of the skin, I know this is CRACKLING! So guess what happened next? ;P
Yeah I ordered a plate of roast pork rice but I asked for lesser rice. It’s very well roasted BUT they chopped in really small pieces. 40 baht!
Pump petrol before the long journey up the mountains!
But first, stop by Wat Rong Khun aka White Temple. Seriously too touristy for me. So I took a selfie anyways! ;P
But check out the construction, really detailed.
This is actually a road divider cone at the White Temple. I don’t understand why they used 4-faced skull… Hmmm…
On my way up Doi Chang
Pano shot of the view halfway up. Very nice lake.
Found a roadside eatery where I decided to have my lunch.
OMG check out the view. Very serene surrounding.
Lady didn’t speak English, so I used my limited Thai to order a fried rice. Thais somehow do damn good fried rice!
Ordered this bittergourd veg also but DAMN SALTY… If not also very nice. Maybe see me excited then put too much salt hahaha…
Decided to explore Doi Chang town a little
Lady selling water
Houses built on slopes
Doi Chang Coffee Farm’s milling facility
I love this place!
A cappuccino first!
Kopi Luwak… straight from the arse.
Pool for fermentation.
The bad cherries are filtered out for instant coffees and your 3-in-1s.
Good cherries gets pumped up for pulping process.
The hulling machine. Removes the parchment off the beans
Sorting in progrees into different grades and types
Colour sorter. Laser recognition to remove the off coloured beans which the bean sorter cannot detect.
Packing in progress
Manual sorting which is why Doi Chang beans are highly graded.
Coffee cherries plucking is tough!
After eating the cherry, the coffee beans remain
Pool of beans
Akha Tribe. The original founding family of Doi Chang.
The original founder of Doi Chang beans. Not to be confused with the popular Doi Chaang chain all over Thailand, UK and now in Malaysia and Singapore. This uncle is the elder brother of the other one.
View of Myanmar. That’s why this family decided to settle at Doi Chang because they can see their homeland at a distance.
Time for the farmers to come and deposit their harvest of the day!
Weighing and recording of every farmer that is registered under the coffee farm so that it’s truly Single Origin.
Deposits went on till around 7pm+. Cherries are soaked overnight to be fermented for next day processing.
Spicy like hell but I like!
My room for the night.
Simple toilet but damn cold at night.
Alright that’s all for day 3, watch out for Day 4!