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Among 50 selected sustainability cases in Denmark: Canteen supplier will protect nature in new coffee plantation

This is a translated version of the original article published June 14th 2022 in the danish business magazine Børsen: A 52-hectare plantation in Laos is currently being converted to so-called ‘regenerative agriculture’. The company Slow Coffee is responsible for the project, which will supply 80 tonnes of coffee, annually, to the canteen provider, Food by Coor. It will do so for the next seven years, which Coor has committed to. The plan is for the plantation to cover a total of 100 hectares, and while neither natural nor climate gains from the work can yet …

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Slow coffee from the forest spreads to 1000 farmers in Vietnam, Laos and Indonesia

New collaboration focuses on sustainable forest coffee A new collaboration between the coffee company Slow and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will support sustainable coffee production with a focus on nature, local communities and biodiversity. Initially, the cooperation includes Laos, Indonesia and Vietnam and is supported by the international organization P4G (State of Green). Together with 153 coffee farmers, Slow grows sustainable coffee in agroforests in Laos. Now the coffee company, in collaboration with WWF, is expanding production to both Indonesia and Vietnam in addition to Laos. In these countries, Slow and WWF …

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How Can You Tell the Quality of Coffee? Get to Know the Slow Process!

Slow coffee comes from the Bolaven plateau in Laos, where it grows under a canopy of trees. The coffee berries are handpicked when ripe and dried carefully. Afterwards the coffee beans are roasted by roast masters to match the needs of quality-conscious coffee drinkers. Did you know that there are tons of things that affect the quality of your cup of coffee? Making high-end quality coffee starts at growing and picking coffee berries and ends in brewing the final cup of coffee. Slow ensures the quality by handling the whole process from the plot to …

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Slow Protects Forests by Growing Coffee

Slow is committed to maintaining, regenerating, and protecting forests. The key to producing high-quality coffee is not just the location where the coffee grows but also the environment surrounding the coffee plants. Coffee plants in Laos are naturally grown in small plots owned by the coffee farmers. The trees, which grow naturally above the coffee bushes, protect the coffee from the sun. The forest improves the quality of coffee by slowing down the ripening of berries and providing them with nutrients as well as an ideal growing soil. Coffee beans harvested by Slow farmers are …

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Slow Provides Support for Farmers in Laos

One of the main goals of Slow is to support farmers and improve their livelihoods.  This is done by providing farmers with advanced payment, bank accounts and an emergency fund. For many coffee farmers in Laos, the savings earned by the farming family are often small. This is typical especially at the beginning of the harvest season, when coffee beans have not yet been sold. It is important that farmers have access to cash on a regular basis throughout the year so that they can cover their basic expenses. Slow guarantees farmers 40% of payments …

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