OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILY PHONESAY IN LAOS
Slow works directly with a smallholder coffee grower in Laos - Family Phonesay 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!
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BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
TOTAL HECTARES: 2
FARM ALTITUDE: 1084m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 5 PEOPLE
At an elevation of 1045 m above sea level, Mr. Phonexai passionately cultivates natural coffee beans with his wife Mrs.Sert, and their child. His zest for cultivation began at the tender age of twelve, on his parent’s coffee bean farm not far from his 3 hectares in Phoudamkhuan Village.
His traditional, chemical-free cultivation methods were handed down from his parents. Just as they did, Mr. Phonexai together with Mrs. Sert chooses his coffee trees carefully - ensuring a flawless and aromatic end product. As coffee connoisseurs themselves, Mrs. Sert and Mr.Phonexai enjoys sipping a cup of his own coffee almost every day.
Mr. Phonexay is known in his community for singing and playing traditional songs at their gatherings. His favorite meal is stir-fried pork with garlic and a dose of chili - best served with a glass of local Beer Lao.