Tasting Notes: Grape, maple syrup, citrus
SCA Cup Score: 85 What does this mean?
Varietal: Catimor P3/P4
Growing Altitude: 1600 masl
Harvest: November - February
What is it good for?: A lovely coffee for both filter and espresso
Additional Notes: This is the first coffee from China we have ever offered. Chinese coffee growers have traditionally focussed on production volume but are increasingly looking at the Speciality market as quality has vastly improved over the past few years. This cup reminds us of a great Central American offering.
Lafu is named after the village in which the coffee is grown, located in Paliang, the largest coffee producing region in Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous County, Yunnan. A father and son, both called Li JiangRong own the farm and washing station, processing coffee grown by surrounding villages of smallholders and from 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.