Farm: Zou Zhou Yuan
Roasting Wednesdays. Size: 4 oz
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Cherry, tangerine, and dried rose in the aroma. A soft and sweet cup with hints of grapefruit and cocoa in the finish.
Farm: Zou Zhou Yuan Farm
* Auction Lot. 4th Place 2021 Taiwan PCA Auction*
This offering is one that is special to us. from 2010-2013 our Green Buyer Miguel Meza spent a lot of time working with coffee growers all over Taiwan to improve quality. One of the farms he frequently visited was Zou Zhou Yuan farm high in the mountains of Alishan, a region traditionally famous for Tea production.
This year Taiwan held its first ever Cupping competition and green coffee auction with Alliance for Coffee Excellence. We were among the judges of the this competition and were very impressed by the top coffees.
Several years ago farm owner Fang Cheng-lun along with other growers in Alishan began growing the Geisha variety. The Geisha variety expresses itself best in high altitude areas with cold nights. Alishan is right near the Tropic of Cancer, one of the furthest north coffee growing areas in the world. In the Winter the evening temperatures can occasionally touch freezing.
Most of the winning coffees in the auction were geisha variety grown in Alishan. Including Zou Zhou Yuan’s Natural geisha entry which took 4th place.