This super clean and invigorating offering comes from seven-year old trees, shade-grown in parts of this co-operative farm which produces only eight tons of speciality coffee per annum. We’re very lucky to be able to offer it in the UK, courtesy of IndoChina via Yunnan Coffee Traders.
As with the other Yunnan farm we’re supplying coffee from (Banka), only organic fertilisers and cherry skins are used to aid production and pesticides are only ever turned to – as stipulated by 4C certification – in extreme circumstances. Here, they also grow a well-regarded tea as well as sugar cane and a number of other fruits and vegetables.
This is a co-operative genuinely dedicated to improving the quality of the coffee they grow in this fertile and beautiful land. Spurred on by a handful of farmers who have long seen the potential of consistently well-processed and carefully sorted cherry, there is a real passion here to push the boundaries year after year. This is the perfect time to get involved with specialty coffee from these farms, it’s the first season where they’re regularly breaking through the 84 / 85 point mark and, with some of the innovations we’ve seen on the ground, it’s only going to get better. The farmers have been busy planting Typica, Red Bourbon and Pacamara seedlings over the past few years – and even experimenting with some Geisha.
This season’s offering is being very well received by roasters in the UK, Europe, Australia and the US and is definitely one to watch for the future.