Laos - Bolaven Plateau - Vienna Roast

Laos - Bolaven Plateau - Vienna Roast

Regular price $ 20.00

Fair Trade / Organic

Flavor Notes: Dark Chocolate, Nuts, Tobacco

The Bolaven Plateau, in southern Laos, is rich in agriculture, with coffee being only one of the many crops cultivated there. Coffee started being grown on the Plateau under French rule in the early 1900’s and high quality production lasted until the region was devastated by civil wars from 1950 - 1975. With support and help from the French government the Bolaven Plateau Coffee Producers Cooperative (CPC) was formed in 2007 and now has nearly 2000 grower members. This resurgence of high quality production is enhanced by a dedicated and hardworking team at the CPC who address the needs of not just the buyers and quality of coffee, but also the growers’ quality of life.  

We at The Coffee Exchange are lucky to be one of the very few roasters in North America bringing this Fair Trade Organic coffee to you as a medium-dark Vienna roast.


Depending on origin, growing region, and style of preparation, every coffee carries a unique set of physical and flavor characteristics, affected by such factors as longitude and latitude, amount of sun, shade, rainfall, cloud cover, soil content, nitrogen and minerals, and other factors.

As roasters, our job is to recognize and identify for our guests those special flavor characteristics that define a particular coffee, and determine the roasting methodology that will enhance these very special flavors.

Coffee Exchange offers 5 distinct roasts.  Each coffee is available in the roast(s) that suits its finest characteristics.

American Roast: Light brown in color with a dry surface, this roast is characterized by a light body and a bright, piquant flavor.

Full City Roast: A little darker, this roast creates a rich, sweet, full-bodied and complex cup. 

Vienna Roast:  Even darker, this roast brings the ambrosial coffee oils to the surface of the bean and brews a savory, pleasantly bittersweet cup.

French Roast: This roast results in a dark, oily bean with a bold flavor and a heady aroma. 

Espresso Roast: As dark as possible in pursuit of a densely flavored cup.