OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILY KE LAY IN LAOS
Koskilinnan Kahvikauppa, together with Slow, works directly with one smallholder coffee grower in Laos - Family Ke Lay - 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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FAMILY KE LAY
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
TOTAL HECTARES: 1.7
FARM ALTITUDE: 1083m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 4 PEOPLE
Mr. Ke Lay and Mrs. Varn's farm rests in the lush green heights of Bolaven Plateau, producing luscious coffee beans of different varieties.
Learning from his father in youth, Mr. Ke Lay knows how to choose the finest soil and region to grow exquisite coffee beans, under the serene shade of trees. In his 6 years of coffee cultivation in Phoudamkhuan village, he has honored chemical-free sustainable farming and aims to keep doing so in the future as well.
Harvest brings the whole family together — to carefully pick coffee cherries with bright red color, and ferment them at the right temperature and for the right duration for the best possible taste
Along with growing coffee, Mr. Ke Lay plays a rattan ball and loves dancing.