A coffee paradise, Bolaven Plateau located in the northeast of champasak Province of southern Laos, sits at the bottom of a crater from an enormous volcano which is thankfully, extinct. Since the majority of Lao’s geographic area comprises mountain ranges, highlands and rivers, this region has a cool climate and high levels of rainfall. Thus, the climate as well as ancient volcanic soil have provided nutrient-rich environmental conditions which are ideal for growing coffee.
Coffee is typically grow at an altitude of between 1,000 to 1,300 metres above sea level. 65% of the coffee produced in Laos are Robusta while the rest are Arabica like Geisha and Typica. They go through natural-processes and wash-processes. Notable cupping notes for the Geisha are chocolatey, jasmine and blackberries.