Here we go! 24 coffees in 24 days. Lets get started.
We begin in Asia with a coffee from . . . wait for it . . .
China Ou Yang, roasted by Common Coffee
|Roaster||Common Coffee, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Roaster Tasting Notes||Melon, Turkish Delight, Apple|
Yes, specialty coffee does grow in China. This coffee is named Ou Yang which is the name of the owner and the washing station in this region. Chiliarch Coffee Plantation is located in Jiangcheng County near Pu’er City, in the Yunnan Province of Southwest China. The plantation covers an area of 84 hectares with an elevation ranging from 900 to 1300 meters. The annual rainfalls and mild temperatures make this region suitable for the cultivation of Arabica Coffees.
This coffee is a Catimor variety and although it comes from a "washing station" it was dry processed (natural processed).
Common Coffee, Edinburgh
Common is a small batch roaster from Edinburgh Scotland and has been roasting since 2018.
In 2014 Jason & Ash had moved to the UK from New Zealand and attempted to start an ice business serving music festivals. During a visit to Edinburgh, they stumbled upon an old roaster in the corner of a dusty workshop at a Scottish Bakery which sparked the idea for Common Coffee.
The "wee team" are dedicated to roasting damn good coffee while making a positive impact. They have stripped away the coffee "jargon" and categorize their coffees as Strong, Sweet, Bright, & Complex.
This coffee falls into their category of Complex and we are excited to be able to share it.
Tasting Notes & Notes
This coffee was in a word: interesting. We found this coffee a bit tangy at first with some brightness. It started with a dry astringent acidity up front, like grapefruit rind. Adding a splash of milk tamed the astringnecy and transformed it to some blueberry and fruit, typical of a dry/natural processes coffee.
Revolver staff had this to say:
Wildly complex. Super sweet plum. Lemon underneath. Silky tea-like body. Becomes richer as it cools
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China's specialy coffee production is contained to southern Yunnan.
Without looking it up, which other coffee producing country DOES NOT share a border with the Yunnan region?
(We'll reveal the answer tomorrow)
Ou Yang Coffee has a beautiful website with more about thier coffees.