Maeramit Village at Omgoi

Our Coffee

Where does it come from?

 Why support our Coffee? Where can I purchase it?

Our rich Arabica coffee is locally grown in Ban Huai Nam Khun village, Chiang Rai by farmers, Khun Dao and Khun Ardong and is mixed with coffee grown from other places around Northern Thailand. It is then masterfully processed and roasted by Thai High Coffee in Chiang Mai.


We offer a selection of espresso, filter, french press grinds, and whole beans. Espresso and french press grinds will need to be ordered beforehand.


You can buy our coffee from all NIST cafes or drop by room 4306 in the Secondary building. We also directly sell near the school gate every first Wednesday of the month and in events such as Starry Nights, Service Fair, and more.


All proceeds from our coffee goes towards supporting our farmers’ processing and community development projects. In addition, we pay an above market price for our coffee that is in line with Fair Trade prices.

Our Story

How did it all Begin? 

FairNIST, established in 2014, is a service group in NIST which originated from a 2Develop trip to Omgoi, a small village in Northern Thailand. The students who went to Omgoi found coffee being planted and thought of ideas to bring the farmers more income and so FairNIST was born. 

We tried to find roasters and processors and went through some to find Thai High Coffee, our current partner which processes, roasts, and grinds all of our coffee.

"Service never smelled so good" 

- John Gangi -

Our Agreements

  • FairNIST Price for cherry - 22thb/ Kg but subject to increase  (the Market Price has been 16- 20thb/ kg meaning we are then paying 10-35% higher than market price depending on the season) 

  • The minimum price of 22thb/kg

  • 15% of FairNIST proceeds go back to farmer training (K. Wan/ K. Prio/ K. Bird)  and farm development 


  • 10% of FairNIST proceeds go towards a community fund (to be directed collectively by farmers and FairNIST)

  • All cherry to be bought from K. Ardong and K. Dao

  • 2019- buy 50kgs of processed from each farmer @ 150 (royal project @110)

  • As the coffee quality improves we will increase the quantity and price of processed coffee bought from Dao and Ardong.  


Our Team

Members • Projects • Partners

Our passionate group of social entrepreneurs meet every Wednesday after school to prepare for the week ahead. We work hard to bring you the finest coffee Thailand has to offer. 


Our partner, Thai High Coffee, works with farmers to ensure you have an extraordinary cup every time, while making sure farmers and the environment prosper. Thai High takes special care of our coffee from plant to roast, and are an integral part of the success of our development projects.  

FairNIST is sectioned into three parts: marketing, accounting, and grinding/packaging. Students grow as entrepreneurs over time and experience many different aspects of business. We are always working on new and exciting projects, so make sure to stay up to speed on our coffee adventures.   


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We will take your orders at any time of day and get back to you as soon as possible. 

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