OUR COFFEE COMES DIRECTLY FROM
FAMILIES TENG AND KIKEO IN LAOS

[Your Brand Here], together with Slow, works directly with two smallholder coffee growers in Laos -  with the aim of improving their livelihoods and the tree cover and plant diversity on the family's farms and surrounding areas. And of course, our aim is to serve great coffee for you!

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FAMILY TENG

PUDAMKHUAN VILLAGE
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS

TOTAL HECTARES: 1.4

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. 

FAMILY TENG'S FARMS

 

FAMILY KIKEO

HOUAY WAY VILLAGE
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS

TOTAL HECTARES: 0.9

FARM ALTITUDE: 1400m

HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 4 PEOPLE

Great things come in small packages, or in this case, small farms. Family.Kikeo and their two children tend to this cozy 1-hectare farm in Houay-Wai Village.

 Mr.Kikeo and family have focused all their effort on the natural cultivation of their bean since the 1980s. The farm is on high ground, shadowed by canopies made of trees, with a rich and teeming soil.

The Kikeo family are embedded as pillars in their community, forming strong bonds through celebration. Known for his humor and his strength, Mr.Kikeo does most of the heavy lifting on his farm at the age of 59.

When they're not tending to their crop, you can find them by the fireside, sharing stories of their ancestors, singing traditional songs of Laos, and playing petanque. Mr. Kikeo is also fond of white whiskey and a traditional bamboo soup cooked by Mrs. Kikeo.

FAMILY KIKEO'S FARMS

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