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Coffee Culture in China

In China tea has been a part of the culture for thousands of years. By comparison, it has only been around 150 years since coffee first entered the region and only around 30 years since it became readily available. It is little wonder then that coffee still lags far behind tea in terms of the nation's preferences in China. Despite teas lengthy head start, coffee is rapid catching up in the middle class, urban hearts and minds of China's youth. In China tea has been a part of the culture for thousands of years. By comparison, it has only been...

Finding the Best Coffee for Your Taste in China

When I look at the questions that people ask online about coffee in China, perhaps the most common is "Where can I buy the best coffee in China?" This is a reasonable question considering that there are so many roasters in the country, but it doesn't help you with then selecting the best possible coffee for your own taste. There are so many varieties of coffee, methods of roasting, styles of blending and preparation techniques that it can be difficult to know which one will work in a given situation. Much like red wine pairs well with certain foods and...

Solving the Price Crisis in Coffee

THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED BELOW ARE THOSE OF MARK RESPINGER AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF MANLAO RIVER COFFEE It seems that in the coffee industry are constantly bombarded with talk of coffee being in a price crisis. Often this is accompanied by discussions of making sure that we are paying farmers a fair price and that living wages are mandated at farms that we work with.  I think this logic is deeply flawed and is actually causing many of the pricing problems we are seeing in the industry today. Fair pricing schemes, like those of various NGOs and that...

Yunnan’s Coffee Growing Industry

According to 2018 data from the US Department of Agriculture's 2018, Yunnan Province produces more than 95% of China's coffee. This has helped China become the 13th largest coffee producer in the world and the 9th largest Arabica coffee producer in the world. During the 2017-18 harvest season, Yunnan produced 2.3 million bags (60 kg) of coffee beans from 120,000 ha (295,000 ac) with 1.14 million farmers. By 2020, the planted coffee area in Yunnan is expected to exceed 166,500 ha (410,000 ac), with annual output growing to 200,000 tons of coffee green beans. That equates to a total output...

How to Make Pour-over Coffee

Drip method of making coffee was invented in 1908 by a German, Mrs. Melita Benz.Mrs Melita, an ordinary housewife who makes coffee every day and she really hates the grounds.One day, she came up with the idea of making a hole in the bottom of the coffee cup, using her son's blotting paper as the filter paper, putting coffee powder in the filter paper, and injecting water into the coffee powder with the kettle. Surprisingly, she made a cup of coffee with different taste. First of all, let me introduce our main characters——Hario V60。 V60 is considered one of the...

How to make American Chemex coffee

Chemex - literally "chemical exchange" - was named after founder Peter j. schlumbohm, who was originally a chemist.Dr. Schlumbohm was born in Germany and moved to the United States. While studying chemistry, he was also an avid inventor. He invented more than 3,000 objects, large and small. Use Chemex coffeemaker for detailed steps:: Add pure hot water Not only do you need to have 510g of hot water for your coffee brewing, you also need to have more for your filter paper and coffee pot。  2. Ground coffee beans Grind 30g coffee powder to what degree is best? It's thicker...

How to Make Espresso

What is espresso? Espresso originated from the coffee culture of Italy, is a kind of coffee loved by Italians. In Italian, Espresso means "fast" and "pressure", because it is the extremely concentrated coffee essence extracted under the steam pressure of the Espresso machine under high pressure, with a total of about 30-45cc, so it is called "Espresso".Espresso is not only the base of all fancy coffees, it can be blended with milk and cream to make colorful fancy coffees, but also has its own flavor when drinking directly. What's so special about Espresso? Espresso is generally divided into single and...

How to Make a Cup of Drip Coffee

Introduction of ManLao River Drip Coffee Bags 100% ground coffee beans, no additives, lock in the health factor of coffee. It is convenient to drink a cup of good coffee anytime and anywhere. As long as you have hot water and a cup, you can also become a coffee expert, especially suitable for office and travel。 ManLao River drip coffee beans are selected  from Yunnan, Ethiopia and Colombia, all of which have a roasting score of over 90 points. The beans are roatsted after ordering and sent out at the first time. It is recommended to drink them within half...

Bronze Medal in 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards

We got a pleasant surprise today when we were contacted by Seven Miles Roasters in Australia to let us know that a honey processed organic coffee that we sold them from Yirong Manor in Menglian had won a bronze medal in the 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards! The competition was for single origin espressos and included coffees from all around the world. What is particularly exciting about this is that we were the only Chinese origin coffee on the list in a competition that rarely features China as an origin. A huge thanks and congratulations to our friends at Seven...

Brazilian Coffee meets China Coffee

Today we had a great meeting with Felipe Peixoto dos Santos (Yunnique Trading Company), who is importing specialty, single origin Brazilian coffees into China. He has left us a COE natural process coffee that we will be cupping when our team gets back from Hotelex in Shanghai. Looking forward to it! While Felipe was here, we wanted to see how a Brazilian, from the land of coffee, would enjoy our flower coffees. We prepared a Jasmine coffee blend for him to try and he left us with the following comments: I have tried for the first time the jasmine drip...

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