The Hot Coffee Guesthouse is surrounded by stunning scenery which is located near Mae Chaem and close to the Doi Inthanon area. It was initiated by the Rain Tree Foundation as a social enterprise.
Today the profit from the guesthouse helps to finance the Mae Na Chorn children’s home which is located directly below the Hot Coffee Guesthouse which also partners with Karen Coffee.
Find out more about Hot Coffee Guesthouse, click on the picture on the left, (above if you are reading on mobile)
The highlands of Northern Thailand provide excellent conditions to grow Arabica coffee trees. Many hill tribe farmers are growing organic coffee but they face various challenges.
The biggest challenges the coffee farmers face are the lack of education, financial resources and appropriate technology, as well as direct and fair access to the global coffee market. Traditionally, Karen Coffee farmers would pick their coffee cherries, dry them in the sun and sell them to local traders.
TUBe is a social enterprise which produces handmade bags made out of recycled inner tubes from bicycles and motorbikes. Rubber is among the largest and most problematic sources of waste. Typically, used and defective tires are burnt or buried.
This causes a damaging effect on the environment and future generations of the nearby communities. To ameliorate some of this pollution, TUBe recycles the rubber tubes into handmade bags.