Coffee from Indochina
     At the turn of the last century, the French had colonized Indochina, and while exploring their newly colonized lands, which includes today’s Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, they found that the highlands of Laos and Vietnam had the climate and red soil that would make prime sites for coffee plantations.

     Selected coffee varieties were brought into Laos and Vietnam, and large plantations were developed to meet the ever growing infatuation of Europe for tropical coffee. The coffees from Indochina found their way to the most prestigious restaurant tables in Paris.

     Then came Second World War followed by the Vietnam war. The coffee plantations were abandoned and untended for decades. Coffee plants grew old and died, but their varieties were preserved. On lands that have not been cultivated for a long time, a new generation of farmers have now replanted the hills and mountain sides of Vietnam and Laos with new coffee plants. Lately, they have begun to harvest their best crops.     From Indochina, again, came the rich, full flavored coffee beans that made Europeans dream of the distant lands of Indochina and their rainy and foggy mornings. Lands, still pristine, that were preserved from men's influence because of wars and devastation, now yields the most natural, most exotic coffees.

Since 2004