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Washed Coffee

Density Channels at the Wet Mill

What is Washed Coffee?

The coffee we drink comes from the seed of a fruit. The processing of coffee involves the removal of layers from the coffee fruit, such as mucilage and parchment, until we get to the seed.

Different types of processing involve removing the layers of the fruit in different ways and at different times. Washed Coffee is a coffee that has the outer skin, pulp and mucilage removed at the wet mill before being dried. Water is used to ‘wash away' some of the layers, hence the term, ‘washed coffee’.

Washed coffee can highlight aspects of the terroir and variety; they are often characterised by clean, bright, and consistent flavors.

2019 Washed Coffee Inventory


  • Coffee Name: Fuyan
  • Farm: Nanben
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 84-85
  • Elevation: 1650 meters
  • Annual Yield: 35 tons
  • Features:

  • Coffee Name: Dongka
  • Farm: Dongka
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 82
  • Elevation: 1300 meters
  • Annual Yield: 90 tons
  • Features:

  • Coffee Name: Yong Qing
  • Farm: Nanben
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 83
  • Elevation: 1300 meters
  • Annual Yield: 3 tons
  • Features: EU Organic

  • Coffee Name: Banka
  • Farm: Banka
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 82
  • Elevation: 1350 meters
  • Annual Yield: 40 tons
  • Features:

  • Coffee Name: Lafu Lot 1
  • Farm: Lafu
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 84-85
  • Elevation: 1600 meters
  • Annual Yield: 15 tons
  • Features:

  • Coffee Name: Lafu Lot 2
  • Farm: Lafu
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 84-85
  • Elevation: 1550 meters
  • Annual Yield: 17 tons
  • Features:

Natural Coffee

Density Channels at the Wet Mill

What is Natural Coffee?

The coffee we drink comes from the seed of a fruit. The processing of coffee involves the removal of layers from the coffee fruit, such as mucilage and parchment, until we get to the seed.

Different types of processing involve removing the layers of the fruit in different ways and at different times. Natural Coffee is a coffee that is dried whole, that is, it is dried 'au natural'. The outer layers, from skin through to parchment, are only removed later at the dry mill

In Natural Coffee, the sugar content, as well as other organic acids, are significantly different than a washed coffee; They are often characterised by higher sweetness, berry-like aromas, and a full body.

2019 Natural Coffee Inventory


  • Coffee Name: Fuyan
  • Farm: Nanben
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 85
  • Elevation: 1650 meters
  • Annual Yield: 7.5 tons
  • Features:

  • Coffee Name: Ou Yang
  • Farm: Jiangcheng
  • Region: Jiangcheng, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 84
  • Elevation: 1350 meters
  • Annual Yield: 4 tons
  • Features:

  • Coffee Name: Xin Gang
  • Farm: Xin Gang
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 84
  • Elevation: 1600 meters
  • Annual Yield: 2 tons
  • Features:

  • Coffee Name: Yi Wu
  • Farm: Xiao Xin Zhai
  • Region: Yi Wu, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: 84
  • Elevation: 1450 meters
  • Annual Yield: 2 tons
  • Features:

  • Coffee Name: Aqi Badu
  • Farm: Banka
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Cultivar: Catimor
  • Sizing: G1, G2
  • Cupping Score: TBC
  • Elevation: 1450 meters
  • Annual Yield: TBC
  • Features:

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Pulp Natural Coffee (Honey)

Density Channels at the Wet Mill

What is Honey Coffee?

The coffee we drink comes from the seed of a fruit. The processing of coffee involves the removal of layers from the coffee fruit, such as mucilage and parchment, until we get to the seed.

Different types of processing involve removing the layers of the fruit in different ways and at different times. Honey Coffee is a coffee that has the skin and pulp removed at the wet mill and is then put out to dry (often on raised beds). Unlike Natural coffee, the skin is removed, but unlike a washed coffee, the mucilage remains.

Honey coffee does not derive its name from a flavor associated with this processing method, rather, it is a reference to the color of the coffee as it dries.