Farmer: Tang Xiang and Tian Cai
Washing station: Yiwu
Elevation: 1400 – 1630 masl
Variety: Catimor (P3 / P4)
Screen size G1: 17+
Screen size G2: 14/15
Harvest: November – February
Tasting notes: Baked pineapple, vanilla, caramel
This coffee originates from Shigaoqing and Guiben, an area traditionally famous for its exceptional tea. Based in a remote part of Yunnan, east of Pu’er City and close to the Laos border, the region is home to many ethnic minorities including Hani, Miao, Dai and others.
The production of this coffee is spearheaded by Mr Tian Cai, who is the Farm Operations Manager for our origin partners, Yunnan Coffee Traders (YCT), with family member Mr Tang managing the farm on a day to day basis. They belong to a small group of farmer families in the Guiben region of Yunnan province. Cherries are grown by these farms as well as purchased directly from nearby smallholder farmers.
After harvesting by hand, the cherries are laid on raised beds to dry for 4-5 weeks and then hulled in a dry mill in Pu’er city.