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Laos: Phoumako Village

Process: Washed
Flavor Profile: Citrus, Juicy, Lemon, Caramel
Roast Profile: Light
Altitude: 1300 meters

Fact: It’s so freakin’ annoying when caramel gets stuck in your teeth.

Fact: No one can resist the decadent allure of caramel.

Fact: So, we deal with the consequences of our actions.

Fortunately, this coffee takes you on a quite the lemon-citrus journey before leaving you with that good carmelly aftertaste. It’s like riding the Giant Dipper then devouring some caramel taffy afterwards. We’ve all done it and it’s totally worth it.

About the Village

Champa, Pheng and their grandson Tang are some of the most respected leaders of the JCFC. Having won Best Cup in 2016, and Runner Up in 2015, they have been leading the pack for two years now! The reason why this is so cool is that in 2014, they were at the bottom of the barrel and with just a little education, they have become shining stars. Phoumakko is home to eight member families and the village is so incredibly beautiful and idyllic.



The Jhai Coffee Farmer's Cooperative (JCFC) is an organically assembled group of 298 families, in 18 different villages, from 4 different ethnic groups, (Jeru, Lao, Bo, & Khmu), working together to produce some of the finest specialty coffee in all of South East Asia and certainly the most delicious coffee of Laos.

The goal of the JCFC’s traceable and transparent payment system is to allow all members the ability to capture the full value of their exported green beans, which nearly triples farmer income when compared to the prevailing trade options.

In the 2016/17 season, farmer income increased by an average of 270%. For Seven Seas, the traceability and transparency program has allowed a deeper and more meaningful relationship between coffee producers and you guys, the coffee drinkers.

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