Coffee with Koffie
Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
162Trip End Dec 18, 2011
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Anyway, we finally arrived in Paksong, which is on Laos’s Bolaven Plateau and famous for two things, waterfalls and coffee. The town is not much to look at as it was mostly flattened by American bombs
We picked up some breakfast at the market, he serves coffee, no food, and headed over. We had 2 espressos each, really tasty and then did a two hour tour of the coffee fields and then back to his shop to roast and grind our own beans and make the freshest cup of coffee ever. After another two cups we said goodbye and headed off to find a waterfall. It was the first time I’ve ever felt a real caffeine buzz and getting on the bus my heart was racing and was fairly dizzy!
There are loads of waterfalls around the area and Koffie had advised us which one to head to in order to get away from the Thai tourists, so we followed his advice and had a relaxing afternoon swimming in the plunge pool and sitting around reading at Tat Cham Pee. We then head back to Pakse to continue north. A quick trip to Paksong but well worth it. We also picked up some ground coffee to brew a few cups when we’re in the campervan in Australia. Should keep the eyes open for the thousands of miles we have to drive.