Yunnan, China - Yirong Oraganic Fully Washed - Unroasted Green Coffee Beans - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

China Yirong Organic - Green

Country: China
Region: Yunnan
Varietal: Catimor
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,300 - 1,600 MASL
Cupping Notes:  Butterscotch. Oolong, Brown Sugar
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For: Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Pour Over, Espresso

Description: When Jane Luo and her husband began growing coffee on Yirong Farm in 1987, their coffee was among the first coffee grown in Menglian prefecture, in Yunnan. Today, over 30 years later, their daughter, Jean Luo is working with her mother, Jane, to take the next step forward and expanding their business into exporting. Jane’s partner, Song, is also involved in managing Agronomy and Farm Operations.

Yirong Farm has also emerged as a community leader for economic opportunities, especially for minority nationalities, including the Va, La Hu and Dai nationalities. Yirong Farm’s focus on coffee production has spurred numerous industries that have been major job creators, allowing many households to purchase their own transportation and build houses for their family.

This certified organic coffee uses compost to fertilizer coffee trees, eliminating the need for chemical pesticides. The farm is watered year-round by a mountain spring.

While coffee is the main crop grown at Yirong, the farm also cultivates tea, a common agricultural product in Yunnan, and corn.

Cherry is selectively handpicked and then pulped on a mechanical aqua pulper. Pulped coffee is then fermented in tile-lined concrete tanks for 24 to 30 hours. After fermentation, parchment in cleaned in washing channels and laid to dry on raised beds for 30 to 38 days.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
So So

Not as much flavor I hoped for.

Great beans as always! Thank you.

Always great beans and speedy shipping!

Josh Flory
Uh May Zing

This coffee is amazingly dynamic, lighter roasts really do bring out those Oolong notes, while darker roasts produce a nice smooth caramel base, with a subtly smokey hint. Makes a tough choice between Yirong and Sulawesi for my personal top spot!

Ryan Garnes
Solid brew

Wasn’t sure what to expect from a Chinese coffee. This one was pleasantly surprising. I roasted it to a city+, and pulled a ton of caramel/butterscotch sweetness from it. It has a milky mouthfeel, which makes me think it would pull a really nice spro too. Looking forward to roasting more of this.

William Jorth
My First Green Beans to Roast

I roasted these as my first ever roasting experience, outside of watching experienced roasters in other coffee houses. The flavor was very good. I would buy again.

farm to cup

We get our beans from the farms and roast coffee daily. We truly are farm to cup.