OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILY VISAY IN LAOS
Infomedia, together with Slow, works directly with one smallholder coffee grower in Laos - Family Visay - 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!
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HOUAY WAY VILLAGE
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
TOTAL HECTARES: 5
FARM ALTITUDE: 1147m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 10 PEOPLE
In the mountains of Bolaven Plateau, Mr. Visay, his wife Phouvanh, and their family have a breathtakingly beautiful farm.
Mr. Visay is proud of his agrarian lineage — he first arrived at Houay Way village in 1976 and has been carrying ancestor traditions and cultivating different varieties of coffee beans by sustainable means for 12 years. Nutrient-rich volcanic ash at his farm produces aromatic coffee beans without the need to use man-made fertilizers. He spends eight hours a day to take care of his crops and handpicks only fully ripened coffee cherries – ensuring the coffee he produces tastes sweet and fruity.
Mr. Visay is also a jovial person — he loves to eat fish with traditional whiskey, enjoys dancing and singing with friends and family, and watching boxing, which is his favorite sport.