Coffee Reviews

Pitsuwan Chiang Rai Natural Thailand – West Oak Coffee Bar

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Pitsuwan Chiang Rai Natural Thailand
  • Roaster
    West Oak Coffee Bar
  • Roaster Location
    Denton, Texas
  • Estimated Price
    $19.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Blackberry jam, pineapple acidity, cocoa
  • Process
    Natural
  • Varieties
    Catuai, Typica
  • Country
    Thailand
  • Region
    Chiang Rai
  • Elevation
    1300 MASL
  • Producer
    Fuadi Pitsuwan
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    cupping, v60
  • Roast Date
    January 14, 2020
  • Review Date
    January 19, 2020

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
9.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
8.5 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
9.5 / 10
Flexibility
8.5 / 10
Pros
  • Unique combination of attributes

Cons
  • Exotic nature of coffee causes it to lose balance a bit

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Pitsuwan Chiang Rai Natural Thailand is the first coffee I tried with my Crema.co subscription. I recently tried another Thai coffee from Messenger Coffee Co. and was really impressed, so I was intrigued to try another.

Pitsuwan begins with a sweet, berry and citrus/pineapple fragrance that becomes more nutty during brewing. As I began to drink the coffee, I tasted blueberry, lemon and a lot of sweetness overall. The coffee has a sharp acidity at the front (similar to biting into a piece of pineapple) that drops off fairly quickly. It has a light body and tea-like structure. In general the finish is surprisingly quick, but does have a very subtle sparkle that lingers just a bit.

Like Sirinya from Messenger, Pitsuwan is exotic with a unique combination of both flavors and attributes overall. It has a lot of complexity and was a fun coffee to explore. West Oak describes the coffee as “swanky” and I think that is a perfect description.

The Bottom Line

Exotic coffees like this definitely are not for everyone. If you prefer a balanced, clean, chocolatey coffee from Central America, this coffee probably wouldn’t be a good fit for you. If you like to explore exotic and unique coffees though, this one is a great one to sample.

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