OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILY JON AND FAMILY BOUNYANG IN LAOS
Brøchner Hotels, together with Slow, works directly with two smallholder coffee growers in Laos - Family Jon and Family Bounyang - with the aim of improving their livelihoods and the tree cover and plant diversity on the family's farms and surrounding areas. And of course, our aim is to serve great coffee for you!
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BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
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 of Laos since 1994.
In 1997, the family started growing coffee in a ten-hectare farm lot with an elevation of 1271 meters above sea level (masl). Since then, his family spends most of their time cultivating different varieties of coffee. Mr. Jon’s family help each other in producing high-quality coffee beans. All of his children carried on his passion for farming which contributes to the improvement of their livelihood. One of the techniques of Mr. Jon that he passed on to his children is always to choose the best area when planting coffee trees with the right soil nutrients and temperature.
All of his farming techniques are lessons learned from his parents. Mr. Jon believes that their methods make their coffee beans stand out in taste and quality.
Mr. Jon is a funny guy who likes to drink beer and whiskey. Their family likes to eat quite a lot of variety of food. And even if he’s a busy man, he finds time to relax while watching football and boxing.
FAMILY JON'S FARM
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
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 the Bolaven Plateau.
The family settled down in beautiful Phoudamkhuan village in 2008. Carrying 50 years of agrarian legacy — Mr. Bounyang and his family are growing high-quality organic coffee beans by sustainable means for 11 years in the mountains of Bolaven Plateau. They honour chemical-free sustainable farming and believe organic coffee beans are not only better, but also taste better.
Mr. Bounyang and Mrs. Mouay are also skillful at processing and drying coffee beans – ensuring a good and clean cup.
Along with taking care of coffee plants, Mr. Bounyang also loves playing football, playing music and eating his favorite foods which include the traditional Papaya Salad and fish soup.