Fresh tea aromas
Coffee from China, Yirong, an exception on the palate.
Produced in the heart of Yunnan like tea, it is a region very favorable for culture and biodiversity. Yirong's Chinese coffee was ranked among the top 40 coffees in the world in 2017. In addition, this exceptional coffee was also served as an espresso at SCA festivals. At the technical level, it is washed and dried on the terrace, or on patio beds which allow the acceleration of drying for optimal quality. Coffee is mainly processed in the Megnlian Yirong area. It is a 20-year-old form of cooperative that helps people make a living from coffee. Indeed, many families from minority groups like Lahu, Wa and Dai make a living from coffee production. Thanks to the Megnlian Yirong cooperative, families are able to afford a decent income to live off the cultivation of grain. By producing Catimor P3 and P4 as the main varieties, the Yirong cooperative has a powerful altitude and a suitable climate for coffee production, not to mention the access to quality water which is ideal for the bean. . All the coffees brought to the Yirong Cooperative are rated as very sweet and tasty. This is surely due to the mountain spring used for fermentation.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the peculiarities of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of smell, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
80+: very good coffees
85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare