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OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILY BOUNSERM IN LAOS

JRE-Genussnetz, together with Slow, works directly with a smallholder coffee grower in Laos - Family Bounserm - 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!

Scroll down or click below to meet the Family Bounserm

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FAMILY BOUNSERM
HOUAY WAY VILLAGE
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS

TOTAL HECTARES: 1.88
FARM ALTITUDE: 1113m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 5 PEOPLE

In 2001, Mr. Bounserm, with his wife, Mrs. Nang, and their three children, settled down in Huaiywai Village in Bolaven Plateau. For seven years, the family has grown coffee in their two-hectare farm in the Bolaven area at an elevation of 1113 masl.

Mr. Bounserm takes charge of their livelihood and managing farm finances, while his wife and children do their best to support and help in the day-to-day farm activities. Since the family’s farm is situated in an area with fair weather conditions and nutrient-rich soil, he rarely uses fertilizer and, if he does, only natural compost. Mrs. Nang contributes significantly to taking care of their coffee trees with the help of the farming methods she learned from her parents more than 20 years ago.

Their coffee trees rely on the shade and protection of the surrounding trees from the forest. The natural protection provided by the forest helps their coffee trees in producing high-quality coffee beans. Mr. Bounserm and his family know the significant and crucial role played by the forest in their livelihood. And they vow to continue to regenerate forests for future generations.

 

Aside from everyday farming activities, Mr. Bounserm and his wife spend their free time listening to music or sometimes dancing to the music, which helps them beat a tiring day from the farm. Mr. Bounserm is a funny man who loves to joke around his wife and children. In addition, they love eating together while listening to each other’s stories.

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FAMILY BOUNSERM'S FARMS