the Lahu village in Chiang Mai

The story begins with a farmer in Northern Thailand. His grandfather moved from Southern China to Thailand to grow opium, hoping to capture a piece of the lucrative opium trade between Great Britain and China. Two generations cultivated this nutritious rich soil, carefully tending the opium plants as they emerged from the soil. John, the owner of todays coffee plantĀ inherited the land from his grandfather when his father was shot dead.

Two stories collided in this once mother of opium highlands. Jeff, a Vineyard pastor, who had just opened a coffee shop in Rayong, was on the search for the right fit for his coffee dream: To buy single origin coffee beans grown in the rich nutritious soil of Northern Thailand, from a farmer he could trust.