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Although the mythical creature, the “Naga,” appears in many cultures and traditions, it is particularly prevalent in Laos and Thailand, where it is known as the “Phaya Naga,” Lord of the Naga, and is believed to live in the Mekong river. Tradition holds that fireballs seen shooting over the world’s 12th longest river at the end of Buddhist Lent, known as Mekong Lights or Naga Fireballs, come from the mouths of Naga. Olam’s Laos Naga coffee is named for this mythical creature, believed to be the protector of Laos, and in our minds, the protector of this emerging specialty coffee origin. Our Laos Naga comes from a variety of farms and a variety of people, but they have in common a pursuit of quality as defined by the specialty coffee industry, with help from Olam … and, of course, whatever help they may receive from the “Lord of Naga.”