Laos Coffee - Single-Origin
While Laos is one of the few countries in the world able to boast about its high quality coffee beans, production serves as much more than a simple bragging right. The coffee industry proves to be vital to Laos' economy and its standard of living. Most farmers in Laos would be earning a significantly lower income if they were to produce common crops such as soy, rice, corn, etc. However, coffee production allows them to earn a salary that is sufficient to educate their families. Coffee also serves as Laos' main export commodity.
Approximately 95% of Lao coffee is harvested in the Bolaven Plateau, which has volcanic red earth soils in which the coffee plants thrive. Coffee trees grow there in jungles, which provide the necessary shade. It takes five years for trees to reach maturity, and the following five to six years are the main harvesting period.
Rich, almost textured on the palate, Laos coffee is especially big bodied. Very sweet, with soft intermingling flavors of chocolate and vanilla and an aroma of hints of chocolate.
Harvest: November – January
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