Fuyan Natural - China (250g)
Blue Raspberry | Blackcurrant Jam | Chambord
Farmer: Mr Li and Mrs Na
Region: Menglian, Yunnan
Variety: Catimor (P3/P4)
This is a natural coffee that has all the candied fruit and boozy warmth to get you through the cold, darker days of winter!
Fuyan is located in Paliang, the largest coffee producing area in Menglian County, Yunnan. The family run farm and washing station is led by Mr Li, processing coffee grown by surrounding villages of smallholders as well as their own land. Alongside coffee, the farm grows a variety of trees such as camphor tree (used as an essential oil), Tianzhugui (used in traditional Chinese medicine), with Huanghuali (a type of rosewood) grown to provide shade.
Mr Li is a native of Yunnan who moved to the Menglian region with his parents when he was a teenager. During his youth Mr Li worked on rubber plantations, but later moved across to the tea industry.
Coffees from Fuyan have regularly attracted some of the highest Quality scores in Yunnan which is testimony to the hard work, consistent quality control and strong relationships that Mr Li and Mrs Na have with the pickers (who are predominantly Lahu ,an indigenous ethnic group from China and the surrounding region).
The farm itself spans across 80 acres of mountain range at 1600 to 1700 MASL. Amongst the coffee plants, there are intermittent shade providing trees including: macadamia nut trees, fruit trees, and leguminous shade trees. Alongside coffee, Fuyan also produces about 7 tons of specialty-grade tea.
A defining feature of the farm is the prevalence of other agricultural and husbandry activities – chickens, fish, pigs, ducks, wild orchids, chilies, Chinese herbs – all set to the stunning backdrop of the Yunnan mountains.
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