SLOW EXTRA DARK ROAST FILTER COFFEE
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 140 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:
NONG LUANG VILLAGE
TOTAL HECTARES: 11.32
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 FARMS
FAMILY THONG'S FARMS
FAMILY JOY NUI'S FARMS
FAMILY JOY NUI
HOUAY WAY VILLAGE
TOTAL HECTARES: 3.08
FARM ALTITUDE: 1145m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 3 PEOPLE
Mr. Buason got married to Mrs. Nuii in 2013. They decided to live in Mrs. Nuii’s hometown Huaiywai Village in Bolaven Plateau of Laos.
For six years, Mr. Buason has been growing coffee on a two-hectare farm lot with an elevation of 1132 masl. His family started in a small lot, but because towering trees surround the area with good weather conditions, enough water and nutrients, they were able to expand their farm.
Mrs. Nuii, being an expert in growing coffee, helps the family in any way she can to improve their livelihood. They patiently do traditional farming techniques, especially the natural way of picking only the ripest coffee cherries during harvest season. Mr. Buason and his wife are also instilling to their children the value of the forest in their lives.