China Yirong Organic Bio 250G
Fresh tea aromas
Roasted for expresso and slowcoffee
Yirong, an exception on the palate.
Produced in the heart of Yunnan like tea, it is a very favorable region for culture and biodiversity. Yirong's Chinese coffee was ranked among the 40 best coffees in the world in 2017. In addition, this exceptional coffee has also been served as an espresso at SCA festivals. At the technical level, it is washed and dried on the terrace, either on patio beds which allow the acceleration of drying for optimal quality. Coffee is mainly processed in the Megnlian Yirong area. It is a 20-year-old form of cooperative that helps people make a living from coffee. Indeed, many families of minority groups like Lahu, Wa and Dai live from the production of coffee. Thanks to the Megnlian Yirong cooperative, families are able to afford a decent income to make a living from growing grain. By producing Catimor P3 and P4 as main varieties, the Yirong cooperative has a powerful altitude and an adequate climate for coffee production, not to mention access to quality water which is ideal for grain . All the coffees brought to the Yirong Cooperative are rated as very sweet and tasty. This is surely due to the mountain spring used for fermentation.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the specifics of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of odor, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
Ø 80+: very good coffees
Ø 85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare
|Aromas||Fraîcheur de thé|
|Roasting||Very light Light Blonde Amber Brown Italian|
|Production region||Yunnan, Dongku Xiaozu, Pu'erh|
|Coffee plantation||Yirong Farm|
|Coffee farmer||Luo family|
|Area of the farm||54.5 ha|
Une expérience très différente
J'étais assez curieux quand j'ai vu "Fraîcheur de thé" comme arôme et en effet la description et le goût ne déçoit pas. En café filtre et en utilisant un Hario V60 on a une très bonne acidité sans être trop aigre voire douce avec une amertume très similaire au thé. Je recommande vraiment si vous aussi cherchez à explorer des arômes différentes dans votre café ! :)