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Skugga Chocolate Bar and Slow bar

Our Story

The company started as a father and sons venture in the coffee business in 2016, with a 250 Rai (100 Acre) plantation in the mountains outside of Chiang Mai. The brand was created at that time, using the Swedish word "Skugga" which means "shade", paying homage to our shade grown forest coffee, tea and cacao.

The branding and the high quality handcrafted products has been a success with consumers, who appreciated our genuine tree to bar/cup, end to end production and what the brand stands for:

Quality                     Handcrafted                          Authenticity

Honesty                  Knowledge Sharing              Welcoming


Where lifestyle meets agriculture!

From Our Estate to Your Palate

Skugga at heart is an agriculture company growing its own coffee, tea, cacao, avocado and macadamia. The Skugga Farm is the center for processing all products, and the home to the Chocolate Bar, Tea Bar, Roll Bar Bakery, BarBQ, Roastery, Gift Shop and Skugga Classic Car Garage. Products are generally all Single Origin, Forest Grown, Organic, Preservative Free and handcrafted on the Skugga farm.

The brand is focused on delivering not just high quality farm to consumer products, but also providing an inviting and welcoming experience at our outlets. Blending agriculture and lifestyle our desire is for our customers to enjoy everything about Skugga. 

Meet the Team

Our team helps make the Skugga experience the way that it is!

Anthony McDonald - Skugga Founder

Anthony McDonald 


The company's founder is a serial entrepreneur, who has had several successful Thai and regional businesses over the last 30 years. Anthony has built over 6 businesses and exited 3 businesses covering such diverse fields as Automotive, Software, Travel, Hotel Management and eCommerce. 

Skugga is a serious "passion" project for him, giving him creative freedom and the opportunity to work with local people, businesses and officials in a meaningful way.

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The Team

The Skugga team is a group of motivated, innovative, and creative individuals that help shape the identity of Skugga. Largely form local communities, and with limited experience, thy work and learn together in a fun and creative atmosphere. 

Together, they are the driving force behind Skugga’s success and continuous growth. 

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