Paksong is Lao Coffee Capital. Coffee is the number fifth largest export product for Lao P.D.R. On a drive to Paksong Market I saw so many new houses being built around town. Blankets of beans on the front lawn is a common theme for the owners of the homes, whether old or new.
They hand pick the coffee beans and dry them the natural way, using the sun. Coffee in Laos is as fresh as you can get. My aunt told me they also roast it and grind it the old fashion way. She said you can smell when Dao Huang Coffee is being roasted and grounded in Pakse.
There are two coffee company in Laos that are competing for export, one is Dao Huang and Sinouk. I have tasted Sinouk coffee in Paris and it’s quite good. I believe you can get Lao Coffee online these days in the USA.
As a coffee lover, I have to say the Boloven Plateau produces some of the world’s best quality beans at the best value. When you are in Laos, try Lao Coffee and judge for yourself of the quality and taste of the best coffee in Asia.