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Tian Cai is back with another classy rendition of his natural Catimor, tropical fruits & lime with a syrupy texture.
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Tropical fruits, syrupy and complex.


Recommended for espresso and filter.


Before brewing, rest beans for a minimum of 7 days for filter and 14 days for espresso.

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We welcome back Tian Cai.

Tian Cai is an inspirational and talented coffee producer who is personally invested in both the people and the land. His exceptional work has lead to producing some of the best Chinese specialty coffees we’ve tasted; complex, bright and full of character.

We are proud to be working with him and the rest of the Yunnan Coffee Traders team to bring these wonderful coffees to a wider audience.

Our partners at Indochina have worked in partnership with YCT since they first began importing coffees to the UK in 2016, and this is our second time working with this particular lot.

The Producer

This coffee originates from Shigaoqing and Guiben, an area traditionally famous for its exceptional tea. Based in a remote part of Yunnan, east of Pu’er City and close to the Laos border, the region is home to many ethnic minorities including Hani, Miao, Dai and others.

The production of this coffee is spearheaded by Tian Cai, who is the Farm Operations Manager for Yunnan Coffee Traders (YCT), with family member Mr Tang managing the farm on a daily basis. They belong to a small group of farmer families in the Guiben region of Yunnan province.

Cherries are grown by these farms as well as purchased directly from nearby smallholder farmers. Tian Cai and Mr Tang’s principal motivations with the production of specialty coffee are two-fold, bringing sustainable livelihoods to their families and those of the local smallholder farmers in the surrounding area as well as returning the land back to being more biodiverse - many farms focus on one cash crop such as bananas. Only organic fertiliser is used at the farm, supplied by YCT.

  • Production Data

    Produced by Tang Xiang & Tian Cai
    Region - Yunnan
    Grown at 1400 - 1630 masl
    Varietal - Catimor
    Harvest - December 2022
    Process - Natural

  • Natural

    Ripe cherries are dried whole commonly on patio’s, drying beds or even the bare earth allowing the bean to ferment naturally encased by its fruit.

    The cherries are turned regularly to reduce the risk of defects and ensure even drying.

    Once the cherries resemble raisins and the target parameters are met the coffee is hulled and sorted in the dry mill.

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