This is the entrance to Akha Ama coffee shop. It is very quaint and almost hidden behind the greenery.
I think it is safe to say that Chiang Mai can be considered the coffee capital of Thailand. There are fantastic little coffee shops offering great brews literally around every corner. One of these wonderful coffee shops is Akha Ama.
If we hadn’t read about it from other travelers and digital nomads, we probably never would have found it, although our current place is actually very close by.
According to their website the coffee shop is named after one mother (Ama) of one Akha hill tribe village. Following her vision, this village is now not only growing the coffee beans used at this café, but also processing (roasting) and selling them by themselves. Now there is no need for a middle man and more profits stay with the village people.
We absolutely love this vision and entrepreneurial spirit behind the café, but the amazing coffee (probably the best café latte of my life) keeps us coming back.
Our routine these days involves a lot of work behind the laptop screens, so our coffee outings are a welcome break. And with free wifi available we can even continue working there.
There is a calm, relaxing atmosphere at Akha Ama. The prices are really reasonable and a selection of yummy baked goodies is available too. Akha Ama seems to be equally popular among Thai locals and expats/tourists/digital nomads.