Laos Coffee Beans

Region: Asia
Profile: Citrus, floral, chocolate
Production: 69 million lbs (0.4% global production)
Global Rank: 23
Varieties: 15% Arabica, 85% Robusta, 0% Liberica

Laos Coffee Overview

Coffee production in Laos began in 1915 when French colonists experimented with planting coffee all around the country. They found the Bolaven Plateau in Paksong, located on the southern tip of Laos near Cambodia, to be the best region for production.

Robusta is the chief coffee plant grown in Laos, but here it’s grown at higher elevations normally reserved for Arabica. The Laotian government has been working with farmers for the last 20 years to plant more Arabica plants because Arabica sells for a higher price on the global market.

Laos Coffee Beans: Detailed Review

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!