XAM TAI - LAOS
Let me give you the low down on my new “Passion Of The Bean” selection. How do you measure passion? Picture a few farmers in the Xamtai district of Houaphan provice joining together to sell coffee as a sustainable cash crop. After nearly 20 years, they had all but given up on their hope. Nestled in a very remote corner of northeastern Laos, villages saw season after season come and go without anyone knowing their coffee farms even existed. In 2015 however, after getting wind of some coffee farming villages in the region, Yuni Coffee Co. made some exploratory trips and found these 'forgotten coffee' farms. Since that time, Yuni Coffee Co. has established a permanent presence in the region bringing new confidence and hope to coffee farmers. New coffee crops are now being planted and coffee-growing communities are excited about what the future holds as their coffee hits the world market for the first time.