Roasted - Yunnan Catimor


Roasts next day. Ships within two business days


About the bean

This coffee is one close to our hearts. In February 2016, we published a close-up look at the growers behind our Yunnan coffee selection in "China's remarkable coffee," which also gave us a chance to share the rare pleasure of coffee from China with our customers.

Yunnan Province, in the far southwest of China, where our coffee is from, is China's coffee-growing powerhouse, and, thanks to intensive efforts to transition from commodity-grade coffee to specialty coffee, the world is starting to take notice of a region that actually produces as much coffee as Kenya and El Salvador combined.

Referred to by local farmers as 'new seed,' Catimor is a dry-processed variety - a natural arabica-robusta hybrid from Timor and Caturra which combines the disease resistant qualities of the Timor and the sweet and fruity notes of the Caturra.

For our taste test of the Yunnan Catimor, we selected a Full City roast and opted for a French press brew method. Our in-house coffee master, Brian, hit the note right away when he declared the Yunnan Catimor like "an earthy Sumatra". Our test cup
proffered a strong but smooth coffee with a lingering aftertaste that paired well with milk, not cream, and struck us as both a good breakfast jolt and an after-dinner meal chaser. We would have opted for a cleaner brew pour-over method for this bean, rather than a French press. Chemex, Aeropress, drip - all good choices for this one. Drink as a standalone or blend - Catimor brings the oomph.

Our Yunnan Catimor was grown at an elevation of 1,200 metres above sea level and comes to us from the Xinzhai Coffee Co-op in Xinzhai Village - China's highest altitude coffee-growing region. With more than a decade of experience, co-op growers compare their
most prized bean to the best gourmet coffee in the world.

Roasting Recommendation: Full City+. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here:

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