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Slow Forest was founded in 2018 with one simple belief: when we produce our food in a regenerative way, everyone benefits. Farmers rise, nature grows and our economy thrives.

We saw how the food and agriculture sector has consistently faced challenges in meeting the world's food needs while severe weather events as a result of climate change have complicated food production around the world.

So, we built a bridge between carbon removal and food production. With it, we help and support companies to rethink their business models and pursue innovation.

Our Leadership

Sebastian Nielsen - CEO Slow

Sebastian Nielsen

Chief Executive Officer
Sabrina Mustopo - COO Slow

Sabrina Mustopo

Chief Operation Officer
Kasper Hülsen - CCO Slow Forest

Kasper Hülsen

Chief Commercial Officer
Fiona Frederique - CFO Slow Forest

Fiona Frederique

Chief Financial Officer

Our Advisors & Investors

Morten Rossé

Morten Rossé

Head of Nature and Climate at holistiQ Investment Partners, Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Jeremy Oppenheim of SYSTEMIQ

Jeremy Oppenheim

Senior Partner at SYSTEMIQ
Prof. Dr. Martin R. Stuchtey

Prof. Dr. Martin R. Stuchtey

Founder and Co-CEO at The Landbanking Group
Jose María Ortiz

Jose María Ortiz

Executive Officer at Palladium
Pedro Guimaraes

Pedro Guimaraes

Senior Partner & Managing Partner for Brazil at Roland Berger
Markku Kanninen

Markku Kanninen

Professor emeritus at Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI), University of Helsinki

Meet Our Team

Our diverse team of passionate professionals from 10+ countries across the globe operates throughout the entire coffee value chain, delivering a top-notch, nature-positive coffee solution.

Davan Machaiah - Operation Manager Slow

Davan Machaiah

Operation Manager
Simuang - Farm teacher in Nampod

Simuang

Farm Teacher
Madrira Bopanna Laos Country Manager

Madrira Bopanna

Laos Country Manager
Latda Khamlue - Forestry Survey Technician Slow

Latda Khamlue

Forestry Survey Technician
Sonexay Phimmasane - Field Assistant

Sonxay Phimmasane

Field Assistant
Tom Ketmala - Photo and Videographer

Tom Ketmala

Photo and Videographer

Our Location

Indonesia

PT Aneka Coklat Kakoa (Krakakoa)

Jalan Ikan Mas 46

Kota Bandar Lampung

35224 Lampung

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Krakakoa Jakarta Office

Perumahan Rawa Bambu I

Jalan D Nomor D7

Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan

12520 DKI Jakarta

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Krakakoa Bali Office

Jalan Patih Jelantik U-19

Pemecutan Klod, Denpasar Barat

80361 Bali

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Krakakoa Chocolate Cafe & Factory

Jalan Mertanadi 70

Kerobokan Kelod, Badung

80361 Bali

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Vietnam

Le Loi No. 169

Dong Luong Ward

Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province

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Laos

Pakse Office

Forest Plateau Lao Co Ltd

Kengkern Village, Pakse, Champasak

Lao PDR

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Paksong Office

Forest Plateau Lao Co Ltd

Banglieng Village, Paksong District, Champasak

Lao PDR

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Slow Coffee Shop

Haisok Village

Chanthabouly District, Lanxay Road, Vientiane

Lao PDR

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Slow A/S

Vesterbrogade 90

1620 Copenhagen V Denmark

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Finland

Kiilatie 5, Unit 16

02420 Kirkkonummi Finland

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Germany

c/o Imping Kaffee GmbH

Wüppings Weide 2

46395 Bocholt

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Slow Forest in the News

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Slow Forest wins in two categories at SDG Tech Awards Denmark

December 11, 2023

Slow Forest led the way at the 2023 SDG Tech Awards Denmark, winning both the Best Company Solutions and the Food and Agrotech category.

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Podcast Slow featured in Guld og grønne skove

DR - P1 / Podcast: Slow Forest featured in "Guld og grønne skove" (in Danish)

August 20, 2023

15 minute interview with host Lars Trier Mogensen and Slow Forest CEO, Sebastian Nielsen. A conversation on how sustainable solutions also can be a sustainable and profitable business model.

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Børsen Coffee from the forest spreads to 1000 farmers in three countries

Børsen: Danish company serves business customers coffee with CO2 reductions

August 13, 2021

Coffee from so-called forest farming now has paper on drawing more CO2 out of the air than it emits. The director hopes that companies can see the idea in coffee with CO2 reductions

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Podcast Slow featured in Guld og grønne skove

DR - P1 / Podcast: Slow Forest featured in "Guld og grønne skove" (in Danish)

August 22, 2023

15 minute interview with host Lars Trier Mogensen and Slow Forest CEO, Sebastian Nielsen. A conversation on how sustainable solutions also can be a sustainable and profitable business model.

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Børsen Coffee from the forest spreads to 1000 farmers in three countries

Børsen: Danish company serves business customers coffee with CO2 reductions

August 13, 2023

Coffee from so-called forest farming now has paper on drawing more CO2 out of the air than it emits. The director hopes that companies can see the idea in coffee with CO2 reductions

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Børsen - Coffee startup lands huge deal with canteen supplier

Børsen: Coffee startup lands huge deal with canteen supplier

September 21, 2021

Enthusiasm, openness, and a growing desire for sustainability in the canteen secured an agreement between Slow Forest Coffee and Food by Coor.

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Børsen - Small, green coffee company has come under fire from Denmarks largest company - must deliver 1.3 million cups of coffee for Maersk

Børsen: Small, green coffee company has come under fire from Denmark's largest company - must deliver 1.3 million cups of coffee for Maersk

January 4, 2022

Slow Forest will supply coffee to AP Møller-Mærsk for the next seven years. The coffee producer's focus on sustainability in particular made the C25 giant agree to the collaboration

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FødevareWatch Coffee company gets a two-digit million investment in order to accelerate even more

FødevareWatch: Coffee company gets a two-digit million investment in order to accelerate even more

August 10, 2022

The coffee company Slow Forest, which produces coffee via forest farming in Vietnam and Laos, among others, has received new capital in a new round of funding.

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Finans The deficit doubles in the climate-ambitious startup - Slow News-min

Finans: The deficit doubles in the climate-ambitious startup - the future offers more than coffee

October 8, 2022

The bottom line is rock bottom in the coffee company Slow Forest, which during the year has landed Mærsk - and now also Arla - as customers. 

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Explore The Slow Forest Way

It All Starts on the Bolaven Plateau in Laos

We operate a network of 150+ Slow Forest farmer families, who we regard as individual entrepreneurs.

Bolaven Plateau in Laos

Supported by Our Team Who Work on the Ground Year-Round

We at Slow Forest don’t do sourcing trips, we stick around! The 150+ Slow Forest farmers are supported by our on-the-ground team of six, consisting of coffee growing and community engagement experts and forestry experts. The team is led by our country manager, Bopanna, who has over 20 years of experience in working with coffee.

 

Slow Team who work on the ground

Slow Forest Farmers Wet-Mill and Dry Their Coffee in Their Own Micro Processing Units

Each Slow Forest farmer has their own micro wet-milling unit, fermentation tank, and drying tables. Processing the coffee further than just picking berries provides the Slow Forest farmers with a greater sense of ownership of the product.

Slow Farmers

Lot Identity Is Maintained During Processing and Export

We operate a network of 150+ Slow Forest farmer families, whom we regard as individual entrepreneurs.

Slow during processing and export

Slow Forest Coffees are Roasted in Local Artisan Roasteries in Copenhagen and Helsinki

Our partners roast Slow Forest coffees with state-of-the-art Loring Machines, the premier roasters.

Slow Coffee roasted by local artisan

Michael De Renouard, Our Roast-Master, Defines Our Roast Profiles

Michael is a roasting consultant who travels the world, advising some of the best roasters in the world. Slow Forest has been tremendously lucky to have him on the team to help bring out the best of Lao beans.

Roast Master Michael de Renouard

Updates on Your Coffee Supplier Are Provided by Our On-The-Ground Laos Team

Because the Slow Forest Laos team is on the ground year-round, we can also provide you with photos, updates, and materials from your chosen coffee supplier.

Updates of your chosen coffee on Social Media

Curious about how Slow Forest can support you in your goals?


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We work in partnership with forward-thinking companies

 

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Strong partnership for a better future

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