from coffee tree to roasted beans
Growing organic coffee promotes an environmentally and financially sustainable future for the Lahu.
Daweyu Hills prides itself on the plant to brewing business model it has developed, which enables the project to carefully manage every step of the coffee production process.
This ensures the best possible price for the consumer, a high-quality product, and the greatest financial reward for the villagers.
Alongside villagers planting coffee in their own plots, we have our own farm or suan. This is a particularly special and known to us as Suan Datae (Beautiful Farm)
The key to picking coffee is waiting until it is fully ripe. Each ‘cherry‘ must be carefully picked by hand. This makes harvesting labor-intensive
Coffee cherries are first de-pulped, then soaked overnight, washed, and laid out to dry in the sun
The coffee roastery is a Lahu style bamboo structure in the village. Our beans are roasted there to order, to ensure freshness
The roasted coffee is then packed in environmentally friendly bags and shipped within 24 hours