SLOW LIGHT ESPRESSO COFFEE
CACAO AND CARAMEL
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:
TOTAL HECTARES: 5.07
FARM ALTITUDE: 1128m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 5 PEOPLE
In the beautiful mountains of Bolaven Plateau —Mr. Bounthong and his wife Mrs. Vy, have a coffee farm spanning 8 hectares Settling down in Phoudamkhaun village in 1975 — the family have been growing coffee by sustainable means for 8 years.
Mr. Bounthong and Mrs. Vy are skillful farmers — they selects the best seedlings for planting coffee, and firmly believe that the protecting shade of trees creates the perfect conditions to grow high-quality coffee beans. The family honors sustainable farming and spreads the message for conservation of nature to their family and neighbours.
Besides his love for growing coffee by sustainable means — Mr. Bounthong loves singing traditional songs of Laos and playing Petanque. He is also fond of white whisky with chicken soup and barbecue.