OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILY SIPHONG IN LAOS
Slow works directly with a smallholder coffee grower in Laos - Family Siphong to improve their livelihoods and the tree cover and plant diversity on the family's farms and surrounding areas. And, of course, we aim to serve great coffee for you!
Scroll down or click below to meet the Family Siphong.
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
TOTAL HECTARES: 3.15
FARM ALTITUDE: 1100m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 4 PEOPLE
Mr. Siphong and his wife Mrs. Heub has a beautiful farm over 4 hectares in the lush landscape of Bolaven Plateau.
The family moved to Pudamkhuan village of Laos in 1994 — growing organic coffee by sustainable means for 20 years. Learning from his parents — Mr. Siphong focuses on growing the more rare varieties of Arabica coffee beans. Cultivation of selected varietals combined with the nutrient-rich, volcanic soil of his farm produces coffee beans with exceptional taste and aroma.
Along with working hard on his coffee farm, Mr. Siphong loves singing folk songs of Laos and is fond of drinking white whisky with beef salad. He is also a devout person and volunteers his free time in Buddhist temple.