Here is how the Slow Dedicated Farmers program for restaurants and Cafés work:
Leipomo Jyvä, an artisan bakery from Tampere, Finland is working directly with Mrs. Teng, a specialty coffee grower on the Boalven Plateau in Laos.
Mrs. Teng currently supplies all of Leipomo Jyvä’s Coffee.
SLOW DO THIS?
We at Slow don’t do sourcing trips, we stick around!
The 150+ Slow farmers are supported by our on-the-ground team of six, consisting of coffee growing-, community engagement and forestry experts. The team is led by our country manager, Bopanna, who has over 20 years of experience in working with coffee!
Each Slow farmer has their own micro wet-milling unit, fermentation tank and drying tables.
Processing the coffee further besides just picking berries results in a higher economic value-add for the Slow farmers, and provides a greater sense of ownership for the product.
We operate a network of 150+ Slow farmer families – who we regard as individual entrepreneurs.
Michael is a roasting consultant who travels the world advising some of the best roasters in the world.
Slow has been tremendously lucky to have him on the team, to help bring out the best of Lao beans!
Because the Slow Laos team is on the ground year-round, we can also provide you photos, materials and updates from your chosen coffee supplier.