This single origin coffee from LAOS is roasted aggressively into first crack. The heat is then gradually reduced over the roast development phase until the point of second crack to encourage lots of caramelization.
•Once dominated by the ethnic Laven peoples, the Bolaven Plateau is now mostly populated by the Lao people who originated from northern Laos and Thailand.
•Laos and much of Mainland Southeast Asia have endured decades of colonization, war and human rights violations.
•Currently Laos is a one-party socialist republic which is dominated by military generals and heavily influenced by Vietnam and its army.
•The Bolaven Plateau economy is predominantly tourism and agriculture, the primary crop being coffee.
•The Bolaven Plateau Coffee Producers Co-op (CPC) was founded in 2007.
•The co-op has been able to improve infrastructure, technology and maintain a continuous improvement process for their coffee quality, with support from the French Agency for Development, CAFEMA (Switzerland) and Malongo (France).
•With fair trade premiums, the CPC has built a new clinic and a residence for doctors.
bold with notes of toasted walnuts & a cocoa powder finish