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October 31, 2018 | Last Modified: 2019

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Saffron Coffee was born in 2006 to establish a viable alternative cash crop for hill tribe villagers in northern Laos, who in the early 2000s were unable to rely on the now outlawed opium harvest for much of their income and livelihood. Saffron Coffee’s flagship cafe – it’s Espresso, Brew Bar and Roastery on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang – opened in 2016. The cafe provides a window through which travellers can share and contribute to the Saffron story every time they eat or drink at Saffron. We also offer “Cherry to Cup” coffee tours. The tour takes you through the coffee journey, including planting, growing, processing, roasting and, of course, tasting!

Responsibility

Saffron Coffee passionately supports Lao hill tribe farmers, protects the environment through growing and processing methods, and produces specialty northern Lao Arabica.

Business Case

‘Profit-for-Purpose’ business model has been implemented for Saffron Coffee. Saffron Coffee profits are reinvested for the benefit of Lao people by helping every individual farming family produce more quality beans and providing access to a growing market for their beans.

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Saffron Coffee was born in 2006 to establish a viable alternative cash crop for hill tribe villagers in northern Laos, who in the early 2000s were unable to rely on the now outlawed opium harvest for much of their income and livelihood. Saffron Coffee’s flagship cafe – it’s Espresso, Brew Bar and Roastery on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang – opened in 2016. The cafe provides a window through which travellers can share and contribute to the Saffron story every time they eat or drink at Saffron. We also offer “Cherry to Cup” coffee tours. The tour takes you through the coffee journey, including planting, growing, processing, roasting and, of course, tasting!

Saffron Coffee passionately supports Lao hill tribe farmers, protects the environment through growing and processing methods, and produces specialty northern Lao Arabica.

‘Profit-for-Purpose’ business model has been implemented for Saffron Coffee. Saffron Coffee profits are reinvested for the benefit of Lao people by helping every individual farming family produce more quality beans and providing access to a growing market for their beans.

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