Notes: Asian pear, Pu'erh Tea, Cacao Nib
Origin: Yunnan, China
Producer: David Ouyang, Chiliarch Coffee Plantation
Altitude: 900 - 1,300 masl
Weight: 8 oz
You may have tried coffee from India, but have you ever tried specialty arabica coffee from China? Whether you have or not, you know that it's something rare, exotic and special. We cannot be more proud of this offering. Our first actual farm partnership, we were absolutely ecstatic to learn that we would be the first coffee roaster to offer his product in the United States! To add to that, Uncle Ouyang is our hero, doing some good stuff in Yunnan: he strives to create a joyful and harmonious work environment for his farm workers, while seeking to preserve & develop the diverse community of ethnic Chinese in Yunnan.
The coffee is as interesting as it is tasty. If you're a tea drinker, you may have experienced the delightful flavor funk that Pu'erh tea is best known for. An acquired taste for some, Pu'erh is an aged, fermented tea that is an addictive, prized possession for many. If you have no idea what Pu'erh tea tastes like, it can be described as "the scotch of tea." It can be peaty, woodsy, earthy, while also sweet and fruity. One thing is undeniable: it has a character that is unforgettable. This coffee has definitive, yet elegantly mild notes of Pu'erh tea. After all, Pu'erh is a city in Yunnan, so the terroir and the fermentation during the natural process perhaps lends itself to these notes in Ouyang's coffee. When brewed, the coffee smells of salted plum soda and malt barley tea. Notes of a mild Pu'erh tea, lychee sweetness and asian pear acidity present themselves upon first sip, followed by a nutty, dark chocolatey cacao nib-like finish.
As you might now be able to tell from our offerings, we love drinking unique, interesting, rare, and hard-to-find specialty coffees. We adore this coffee, and hope you do too!