Slow Coffee Family Duangta
BOLAVEN PLATEAU, LAOS
TOTAL HECTARES: 12
FARM ALTITUDE: 1071m
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 8 PEOPLE
Mr. Doungta and his wife Mrs. Koudkeo, cultivate a 12-hectare farm in the lush landscape of Phoudamkhuan village of Laos.
He and his family moved to Phoudamkhuan village in 2003 for growing coffee, but they have been cultivating coffee crops for 20 years around the Bolaven Plateau. Mr. Doungta is a highly skillful farmer — he grows coffee crops at 1058m above sea level on the highland of his farm under tree shades for aromatic and delicious coffee beans.
Mr. Doungta and his family spend a lot of time paying attention to coffee plants — handpicking fully riped red coffee cherries and fermenting them with care. The family also knows how to make a honey-processed (semi-washed) coffee.
With growing coffee and looking after his farm — Mr. Doungta loves spending time with his friends and listening to traditional music.