Laos: Phoummone Village

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Process: Washed 
Flavor Profile: Black Currant, Dried papaya, Creamy, Mint
Roast Profile: Light 
Altitude: 1200 meters

Who knew currant farming was banned in the early 1900s by the feds? Blackcurrants were once popular in the United States but became less common in the 20th century after currant farming was banned. Guess who rained on this sweet berry parade? The U.S. logging industry.

(shaking fist)

Anyways, buy this coffee to see what you’ve been missing all these years. It’s full of blackcurrant flavors and notes of dried papaya while sipping a mint julep.

About the Village

Phoummone village is home to seven JCFC member families and is also full of roaming cows and chickens. Mr. To heads up the coffee operation and his members bring their red cherries to two small processing machines that the community shares amongst them. As a new member of the JCFC, we see great potential in new members joining this village in the upcoming season!


TRACEABLE AND TRANSPARENT COFFEE TRADE

SABAIDEE... HELLO!

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.