Short:From our new partners in Laos - rich, almost textured on the palate, and especially big bodied. Very sweet, with soft intermingling flavors of chocolate and vanilla.
Cultivated by small farmholders 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 flavors of chocolate and vanilla.
From our coffee cupping:
Flavor: Vanilla, chocolate, sweet
Body: Full, heavy
Overall/Notes:Sweet and massively big bodied.
Details About the Bolaven Plateau Coffee Producers Cooperative:
Organization: Founded in 2007, comprised of 1855 farmers
Geographic Region: Bolaven Plateau, Southern Laos
Altitude: 900 - 1235 meters above sea level
Certifications: Organic; Fairtrade International (FLO)
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.
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.
Laos Bolaven Plateau.
Perfect acidity, body, & aroma. Would like to try it at a slightly darker roast, i.e., med-dark.
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 :)
we fell in love with Bolaven Plateau coffee while visiting Laos. Wonderful beans, perfectly roasted~