Tasting Notes: Effervescent notes of kiwi, cola & caramelized pineapple with an Oolong tea & cacao finish
PRODUCER: Ou Yang farm
LOCATION: Jiangcheng Hani & Yi Autonomous County of Southern Yunnan,
ALTITUDE: 1250 MASL
TYPE: Catimor P3/4
Ou Yang farm is named after the owner himself, Mr Ou, and is located in Jiangcheng Hani and Yi Autonomous County of Southern Yunnan, right by China’s border with Vietnam and Laos. Ou Yang farm is spread over 78 hectares - of a size to provide meaningful employment to the diverse ethnic groups within
the local area. 20 people work full time, and there is seasonal work available throughout the year to help sustain extended families and networks.
Mr Ou is passionate about coffee and the communities engaged in its cultivation and processing. He sees coffee farming and the prices he can access by producing high-quality beans as a way for him to help lif the members of the local hill tribes he works with out of poverty. By working on pruning techniques, fertiliser schedules and processing techniques at an agricultural level,
as well as technical improvements and market access strategies on the management side, Ou Yang has a vision and commitment to create a sustainable coffee industry for his community.
This coffee is exported by Yunnan Coffee Traders (YCT) pioneers of the Chinese
specialty coffee industry in Menglian County, Yunnan Province, YCT operates farming, mill, research, and training facilities. Its mission is three-fold:
• create opportunities for Yunnan farmers to engage in sustainable production practices
• employ industry best-practices for sourcing, processing, wholesaling, and exporting coffees
• supply coffee to importers and roasters who care about sustainability, traceability, and transparency