Contents • • • • Laotian coffee [ ] The Arabica beans produced in Laos “are known for their medium body and a combination of mild citrus and floral tones.” Laos produces Robusta coffee at high altitudes (1300 m.a.s.l.) unlike other countries. 95% of its coffee is harvested in the Bolaven Plateau. Coffee is ’ fifth largest export product. The, where coffee was first planted in Laos during the French colonial times, is the primary region of production for Laos.
Several species were planted including,, and. While Laos is one of the few countries in the world able to boast about its high quality coffee beans, production serves as much more than a simple bragging right. The coffee industry proves to be vital to Laos' economy and its standard of living. Most farmers in Laos would be earning a significantly lower income if they were to produce common crops such as soy, rice, corn, etc.
Alavudeente Albhuthavilakku Serial more. However, coffee production allows them to earn a salary that is sufficient to educate their families. Coffee also serves as Laos' main export commodity. Laos' abundant farmers, land resources and suitable climate make for a high probability of producing Arabica coffee in large quantities. History of coffee production in Laos [ ] The first few coffee plants were introduced to the country and soils of Laos by French colonists around 1915. After trial and error of trying to harvest coffee beans in the north, the French realized that southern Laos was ideal for plantations. Millions of years ago there was a volcanic eruption in the south, causing the southern soils to contain rich minerals ideal for coffee production.
The south is also where the Bolaven Plateau is, which remains as Laos’ primary region of production. The Bolaven Plateau is located in the area known as Paksong, where vegetation is verdant all year around. Not only does its rich soil serve as the reason for ideal coffee production, but so does its high altitude of 800 to 1350 meters and cool climate.
The demand for Robusta and Arabica coffee seedlings remains strong, though Arabica coffee (mostly in Son La province) still accounts for only 2.3% of the. Vietnam Coffee Annual Report-2008. GAIN Report, 11pp. Winston E., et.al. Arabica coffee manual for Lao PDR. FAO-RAP, Bangkok. Thailand, 124pp.
For the past twenty years and continuing, the government of Laos has been working with coffee harvesters to plant more Arabica plants, since it yields a higher price, thus, increasing the income of farmers. There are 20,000 coffee growing communities in 250 villages in Laos and many of these families depend on coffee farming as a living. See also [ ] • References [ ].
By Mark Wiens Some of the finest coffee in the world Unlike, Costa Rica, Colombia, or even Indonesia, Thailand is not really known for its coffee. Sweet tea with an abundance of is one of the most popular drinks of choice in Thailand, but coffee culture, is not a part of the traditional Thai society (that being said, there are some wonderful up and coming coffee shops in Bangkok and other cities).
But in the village of Doi Chang, high in the hills near Chiang Rai, they are producing some of the world’s finest coffee, and if you’re a coffee lover visiting Thailand, you should make an effort to visit. Since I’m a huge coffee lover, one of the things I had been looking forward to when I was in Chiang Rai, was taking a day trip to the famous Doi Chaang coffee village. ( As a quick note so you’re not confused: The village is normally spelled Doi Chang, while the coffee company is spelled Doi Chaang) History of Doi Chaang Coffee (ดอยช้าง) History of Doi Chaang Coffee (ดอยช้าง) Located in the region of Thailand, the village of Doi Chang has not always been known for its coffee. Instead, it was an area, that was known for its opium production and trade, and many grew the cash crop in order to survive and take care of their families.