ROAST: Medium ALTITUDE:1300 MetersProcess: White Honey
Flavor Notes: Almond, Molasses, Rye.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE
Champa, Pheng and their grandson Tang are some of the most respected leaders of the Jing Jhai Coffee Cooperative. 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 Jing Jhai Coffee Cooperative 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 Jing Jhai’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.