A pleasing brew from Yunnan Province


Among the more unusual single-origin coffees is this new import from Yunnan province in China, a region usually known for its teas. But there is a budding coffee culture, established to combat poverty in this area of southwestern China, bordering Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos. Thanksgiving CoffeeCo. of Northern California is now roasting this Yunnanese coffee that the company blends together from two estates and sells as medium-roast Manlao River Specialty Coffee. (It’s imported by Global Coffee Trading.) I brewed it in a French press with a full-bodied result that had pleasing bitter chocolate notes.

Manlao River Specialty Coffee, Yunnan Province Coffee, China, $17 for 12 ounces whole bean or ground, thanksgivingcoffee.com.


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