Welcome to Pudam Khuan Village, Laos.
The coffee that you are enjoying is grown here in an agroforest.
Smallholder micro-farmers have grown sustainable coffee for almost 100 years:
In a Forest, under the canopy of a diverse mix of trees
In the photo, you can see one of the Slow farmers' farms. This is a gentle and natural way of growing coffee.
[BY THE WAY, THE SCIENTIFIC TERM FOR THIS IS 'AGROFORESTRY']
Here are some facts for you about our Pudam Khuan Coffee Farms:
There are a
29 341 TREES
Growing coffee is hard but rewarding work, and definitely worth it.
Before, the micro-farmers were vulnerable to the constantly changing global coffee prices. In addition, they often had to sell their coffee to middlemen, leaving them with very little.
Now the Slow farmers are earning fair, stable, and transparent prices for their trade and even have access to other benefits like an emergency medical fund.
Our mission is to grow great coffee, and protect the forests and nature of Laos.
On behalf of everyone - we hope you enjoy Slow coffee!