OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILY DUANGTA AND FAMILY NGAE IN LAOS
Content Union, together with Slow, works directly with two smallholder coffee growers in Laos - Family Duangta and Family Ngae - 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!
Scroll down or click below to meet the Families Duangta and Ngae.
PUDAM KHUAN VILLAGE
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
TOTAL HECTARES: 12
FARM ALTITUDE: 1071m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 8 PEOPLE
Mr. Doungta and his wife Mrs. Koudkeo, cultivate a 12-hectare farm in the lush landscape of Phoudamkhuan village of Laos.
He and his family moved to Phoudamkhuan village in 2003 for growing coffee, but they have been cultivating coffee crops for 20 years around the Bolaven Plateau. Mr. Doungta is a highly skillful farmer — he grows coffee crops at 1058m above sea level on the highland of his farm under tree shades for aromatic and delicious coffee beans.
Mr. Doungta and his family spend a lot of time paying attention to coffee plants — handpicking fully riped red coffee cherries and fermenting them with care. The family also knows how to make a honey-processed (semi-washed) coffee.
With growing coffee and looking after his farm — Mr. Doungta loves spending time with his friends and listening to traditional music.
FAMILY DUANGTA'S FARMS
FAMILY NGAE'S FARMS
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
TOTAL HECTARES: 6
FARM ALTITUDE: 1076m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 7 PEOPLE
Mr. Ngae, together with his Mrs. Toui and their seven children, tend their 6-hectare farm on the quiet and small village of Pudam Khuan.
Their family is known for practicing the sustainable and natural way of farming, which he learned from his ancestors. Following in his parents’ footsteps, Mr. Ngae prides himself on growing coffee in an area with shade trees, good weather, and nutrient soil. His family cultivates coffee with dedication and passion, which makes their beans extra special.
Aside from farming, Mr. Ngae also spends quality time with his family while enjoying a beef soup with a glass of his favorite local whiskey.