SLOW DARK ROAST FILTER COFFEE
CACAO AND LIQUORICE
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: 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.