We have a wonderful relationship with IndoChina in the UK, and Shirani and Christian help to source specialty China coffee in partnership with Yunnan Coffee Traders. We are regular buyers of washed “Kaku” from Lijiang Rong Jr and these fantastic natural and honey micro-lots from Gui Ben Lan Hua. This is a creamy, nougat-y coffee, with the ripe cherries pulped and the coffee dried with the sticky, sweet mucilage on.
Gui Ben Lan Hua & Yunnan Coffee
“Yunnan province - a mountainous and fertile land in the south-west of China, is responsible for over 97% of China’s coffee production. Over half of this production is concentrated around Pu’er – a region famous for centuries old tradition of tea. The people of Yunnan are a hugely diverse mix of different cultures and languages, with most of China’s officially recognised 56 different ethnic groups residing here. It’s not just diverse in terms of the variety of its people either, the region also boasts a vast array of flora and fauna (including elephants and tigers), snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, vast plateaus, subtropical jungles, beautiful lakes and majestic rivers (including the mighty Mekong).”