The Fields: Gui Ben, China
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The Adventurous One
The Fields is known as the adventurous coffee in our range and a key part of our forward-thinking desire for quality and innovation. This coffee represents our standing as one of the pioneers in the London coffee scene with its title a nod to our London Fields neighbourhood.
The adventurous badge offers us the chance to explore new approaches and, just in time for Christmas, we are excited to welcome back this wonderful coffee from the Gui Ben washing station.
Sultana, Fudge, Cranberry
Gui Ben, China
1,400 - 1,650 masl
In recent years we have closely followed the development of Asian coffees, evaluating numerous samples and providing feedback in a small effort to help import partners grow their supply chain. Having seen the quality of processing improve so dramatically we are excited to see the arrival of this year's harvest.
This coffee hails from the Shigaoqing and Guiben regions of Yunnan province in Southwestern China. Nearing the border with Laos, the farmers surrounding the Gui Ben station hand pick and deliver cherries to be sorted and slowly dried on raised beds over 4 weeks. From here the coffee is moved to the Yunnan Coffee Traders mill in Pu’er city to be prepared for export. Traditionally this has been a tea-growing region with coffee offering a new option for more diverse and sustainable agriculture.
The resulting coffee is rich and complex, highlighting the rapid development of lesser known origins. And whilst we still love our classic coffee sourcing locations, we are also excited to offer new alternatives that may become a key part of a more sustainable coffee industry.