SLOW LIGHT ROAST FILTER COFFEE
PLUM AND REDCURRANTS
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:
HOUAY WAY VILLAGE
TOTAL HECTARES: 10
FARM ALTITUDE: 1151m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 5 PEOPLE
High up in Houay-Wai Village, sits this 10-hectare farm, surrounded by the gentle shade of trees and the lush, green landscapes of the Bolaven Plateau.
Mr. Samlieng and his family carry on ancestor traditions - growing a variation of coffee beans through sustainable means. Their natural cultivation techniques that create fresh and clean coffee in every cup – for example, they only use coffee skins left over from processing as fertilizer.
With 26 years of growing coffee beans behind him, Mr. Samlieng is well known in his community - regularly hosting celebrations and sharing the fruits of his labour with his neighbours. He loves what he does, so he never works a day in his life; proud to share his bean with the world, and happy to oblige coffee connoisseurs everywhere.
FAMILY SAMLIENG'S FARMS
TOTAL HECTARES: 2.5
FARM ALTITUDE: 1400m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 4 PEOPLE
Mrs. Teng, with her 2 children, lives in Pudamkhuan village, high up in the Bolaven Plateau of Laos.
She originally settled down in the area in 2000 and has grown coffee for 16 years. Some parts of the farm she grew from scratch herself, and some she inherited. Ms. Teng grows her coffee under the gentle shade of trees and takes care to use only natural farming methods on her property.
In her free time, Mrs. Teng loves listening to Lao country songs, spending time with her family, and the odd game of Petanque. She sometimes has a few beers or soft drinks with her favorite foods - bamboo soup, grilled chicken, and papaya salad.