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Sweetwater Organic Coffee

Lao Full City Roast Fair Trade Organic Coffee

Aroma: Sweet, chocolate
Body: Full, heavy
Flavor: Vanilla, chocolate, sweet
Acidity: Light
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We have recently adjusted our grind options. With that in mind, we wanted to offer this primer so that you can choose the best grind-style for your preferred brewing method.

Whole Bean-- While we are happy to grind your beans, your coffee will stay fresher longer if you grind it as you go. There are many great home grinder options out there and many are surprisingly inexpensive.

Drip-- This is a medium grind that is the most versatile. Brewing methods using drip include home coffee drip machines, pour-overs (like Hario), Chemex, and AeroPress.

Espresso-- This grind is generally used for espresso makers. This includes home machines and stove-tip espresso pots. The grind is the most fine and is optimized to work with a high pressure extraction system.

Coarse-- Coarse is for percolators, french press, cold brewing, and sometimes AeroPress. Coarse is the biggest/loosest grind and enables water to move more freely steeping coffee for extraction.

All of the above, while generally true in the industry, also should be adjusted for preference. Feel free to experiment and please contact us if you have questions and we will be happy to work with you.

Cultivated by small-scale farmers of the Bolaven Plateau Coffee Producers Cooperative in a tropical region intersected by countless rivers with dramatic waterfalls near the junction of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Rich, almost textured on the palate, this coffee is especially big bodied. Very sweet, with soft intermingling notes of dark chocolate, cream and nougat.

Read more about the Bolaven Plateau Coffee Producers Cooperative on their profile page.

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Customer Reviews (8)

Southeast Asian coffee

I have been craving coffee from Laos and I'm so happy I found it here. This was the only place I found that sells it and the taste did not disappoint. Have not had the chance to make iced coffee with it yet, but it makes for a punchy espresso. Victoria

My favorite coffee

I enjoyed my first cup of Laotian coffee while traveling in the Bolavan plateau. What a treat to find Lao coffee from Sweetwater! Every time I brew it, it brings me back to the first cup of extra smooth, perfectly balanced coffee from that trip long ago. It's also consistently a favorite when served to friends and family, who will ask me what brand it is if I don't tell them beforehand. I'm lucky enough to live in Jacksonville, FL and purchase it locally, but I order online to send it as birthday and holiday gifts as well. EMM

Laos Bolaven Plateau.

Perfect acidity, body, & aroma. Would like to try it at a slightly darker roast, i.e., med-dark. Kenneth

Surprise Find!

I received this coffee as a mystery bag during a promotion last month and loved it so much I bought a bag. It's now part of my regular rotation. Extremely fragrant, and very balanced- perfect for a person like me who drinks it by the pot. Not too acidic and just the right intensity. Try it, if just for the wonderful way it smells in the morning when brewing :) Elise

most excellent

we fell in love with Bolaven Plateau coffee while visiting Laos. Wonderful beans, perfectly roasted~ Charles Hammonds
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