OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILY JON, FAMILY BOUNYANG AND FAMILY TENG IN LAOS
Brøchner Hotels, together with Slow, works directly with three smallholder coffee growers in Laos - Families Jon, Bounyang and Teng - with the aim of improving their livelihoods and the tree cover and plant diversity on the families' farms and surrounding areas. And of course, our aim is to serve great coffee for you!
Scroll down or click below to meet the Family Jon, Family Bounyang and Family Teng.
TOTAL HECTARES: 4.5
FARM ALTITUDE: 1277m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 7 PEOPLE
Mr. Jon, together with his wife, Mrs. Nouphai, and their five children, settled in Nongloung Village in Bolaven Plateau, Southern Laos, in 1994.
In 1997, the family started growing coffee in a ten-hectare farm lot. Since then, his family has spent most of their time cultivating different varieties of coffee.
Mr. Jon’s farming techniques are lessons learned from his parents. One of the techniques he passed on to his children is the best way to select the area for planting coffee with the proper soil nutrients and temperature.
Aside from his busy farming activities, he enjoys eating together and spends quality time with his family.
FAMILY JON'S FARM
FAMILY BOUNYANG'S FARMS
TOTAL HECTARES: 1
FARM ALTITUDE: 1110m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 5 PEOPLE
Mr. Bounyang and his wife, Mrs. Mouay, cultivate exquisite, shade-grown coffee beans in Pudamkhuan Village in Bolaven Plateau.
The family settled down in the beautiful village in 2008. Carrying 50 years of agrarian legacy, Mr. Bounyang and his family have grown high-quality organic coffee plants by sustainable means for 11 years. They are skillful at processing and drying coffee beans – ensuring a good and clean cup.
Mr. Bounyang also looks forward to spending time with his family at the end of every fruitful farming day. He loves playing football with his kids and listening to music with his wife.
FAMILY TENG'S FARMS
TOTAL HECTARES: 1.4
FARM ALTITUDE: 1400m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 4 PEOPLE
Mrs. Teng, with her two children, lives in Pudamkhuan village, high up in the Bolaven Plateau of Laos.
She initially settled down in the area in 2000 and has grown coffee for 16 years. Some parts of the farm she developed from scratch herself, and some she inherited. Ms. Teng grows her coffee under the gentle shade of trees and uses only natural farming methods on her property.
In her free time, Mrs. Teng loves listening to Lao country songs, spending time with her family, and the odd game of Petanque. She sometimes has a few beers or soft drinks with her favorite foods - bamboo soup, grilled chicken, and papaya salad.