From the Simao plantation in Yunnan this lovely Catimor Arabica coffee is grown at between 1,200 and 1,600 metres. Originally a French missionary planted coffee bushes in Yunnan province in the 19th Century but it took massive advertising campaigns by Nestlé, in the late 1980’s-90’s to convince the Chinese that they really were missing out on instant coffee! Between 1995 and 2006 the area under coffee cultivation grew from 4,000 hectares to 26,000 hectares, 95% of it in Yunnan. Over the past ten years China has climbed to 14th in world coffee production, although this is still a long way behind its neighbour Vietnam, who is ranked second after Brazil. Admittedly virtually all Vietnamese coffee is incredibly poor quality Robusta sold to the ’big four’, Nestle, Kraft, Proctor and Gamble, and Sara Lee who concentrate on instant coffee. We are pleased to be able to offer this highest grade as somewhat of a small encouragement towards the growing of better quality coffee.
You will receive 100 grams of these roasted beans for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 20 and 40 cups of coffee depending on cup size. Five grams per cup, the quantity of coffee used will be quite personal so these are guidelines only. This works out at between twenty-five pence and twelve pence per cup. We also sell larger quantities of this coffee at a more economical rate, the price per cup will therefore be lower.