SLOW DARK ESPRESSO COFFEE
DARK CHOCOLATE AND CACAO
We work slowly and at nature's pace - to fulfill our mission of growing great coffee and preserving and regenerating the world's forests.
Slow Coffee is grown by 37 individual smallholder families on the Bolaven Plateau in Laos, whom all grow their coffee under the gentle shade of trees, practicing the art of agroforestry.
This coffee lot was grown by the following Slow farmers. Please click through to visit their farms and learn more about them:
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
TOTAL HECTARES: 2
FARM ALTITUDE: 1084m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 5 PEOPLE
At an elevation of 1045 m above sea level, Mr. Phonesay passionately cultivates natural coffee beans with his wife Mrs.Sert, and their child. His zest for cultivation began at the tender age of twelve, on his parent’s coffee bean farm not far from his 3 hectares in Phoudamkhuan Village.
His traditional, chemical-free cultivation methods were handed down from his parents. Just as they did, Mr. Phonesay together with Mrs. Sert chooses his coffee trees carefully - ensuring a flawless and aromatic end product. As coffee connoisseurs themselves, Mrs. Sert and Mr.Phonesay enjoy sipping a cup of his own coffee almost every day.
Mr. Phonesay is known in his community for singing and playing traditional songs at their gatherings. His favorite meal is stir-fried pork with garlic and a dose of chili - best served with a glass of local Beer Lao.