Specialty Coffee in China [VIDEO]

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baldheadracing

Postby baldheadracing » Jan 20, 2019, 8:54 pm

Yunnan Coffee's New Wave (15 minutes)

What I'm interested in is my worst espresso being fantastic - James Hoffmann

OldNuc

Postby OldNuc » Jan 20, 2019, 11:22 pm

If all of that comes to pass then it will give the present coffee growing industry a run for their money.

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rimblas

Postby rimblas » Jan 21, 2019, 11:15 pm

Very interesting indeed

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Radio.YYZ

Postby Radio.YYZ » Jan 22, 2019, 3:30 pm

I will have to keep an eye for Yunan coffee when its available locally and i will ask my local roaster too!!!
Good Coffee: Technique/Knowledge > Grinder > Beans > Water > Machine

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yakster

Postby yakster » Mar 15, 2019, 4:10 pm

Bodhi Leaf is selling a CHINA YUNNAN MENGLIAN DAYA - GREEN, though I'm not sure it's worth $6.22 a pound for the novelty of Catimor coffee from China.

Daya was awarded 5th place for quality in the 2017 Best of Yunnan competition!
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happycat

Postby happycat » Mar 16, 2019, 12:06 am

Radio.YYZ wrote:I will have to keep an eye for Yunan coffee when its available locally and i will ask my local roaster too!!!


Greenbeanery has it. The prices are crazy though.
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Radio.YYZ

Postby Radio.YYZ » replying to happycat » Mar 18, 2019, 3:48 pm

Greenbeanery in my experience is not a good roaster. I probably wouldn't try it from them, i used to buy from them for years until i ended up trying one of the new roasters (yirgacheffe) and the difference was day and night with similar roasting level.

I will have to wait for someone else to carry it and try it, i mentioned it one of the roasters and he refused to entertain the thought of china and outright said it will never happen.
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baldheadracing

Postby baldheadracing » Mar 18, 2019, 4:12 pm

happycat wrote:Greenbeanery has it. The prices are crazy though.

$44/lb for single co-op (essentially a micro-lot) typica greens! $68/lb roasted!

Then again, they're selling Kopi Luwak greens for $163/lb...
What I'm interested in is my worst espresso being fantastic - James Hoffmann

happycat

Postby happycat » Mar 18, 2019, 7:34 pm

Radio.YYZ wrote:Greenbeanery in my experience is not a good roaster. I probably wouldn't try it from them, i used to buy from them for years until i ended up trying one of the new roasters (yirgacheffe) and the difference was day and night with similar roasting level.

I will have to wait for someone else to carry it and try it, i mentioned it one of the roasters and he refused to entertain the thought of china and outright said it will never happen.


baldheadracing wrote:$44/lb for single co-op (essentially a micro-lot) typica greens! $68/lb roasted!

Then again, they're selling Kopi Luwak greens for $163/lb...


I've recently been sourcing Ethiopian greens from little Ethiopian markets in TO, as well has having freshly roasted coffee served Ethiopian style in jebenas. Some proprietors are bringing greens from home or having family members do so. That's how I got Jimma a week ago. And I'm not sure where the Kaffa I had last Saturday came from.

Maybe you have friends or coworkers who might have Yunan connections. It's worth asking around, maybe in Chinatown as well.
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