China, Gui Ben
China, Gui Ben
China, Gui Ben
China, Gui Ben
China, Gui Ben
China, Gui Ben
China, Gui Ben
China, Gui Ben

China, Gui Ben

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Lemon, Black Tea, Caramel
Bag Size 250g
Grind Whole Bean (Recommended)

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Producer Tang Xiang and Tian Cai
Farm/Mill
Banka
Cultivar Catimor, P3, P4
Process Honey
Location Xishuangbanna
Altitude
1,400 - 1,630masl
Harvest December - March

 

Expect notes of Lemon, Black Tea, Caramel.

Carbon negative coffee



Gui Ben originates from Shigaoqing and Guiben, an area traditionally famous for its exceptional tea. Based in a remote part of Yunnan, east of Pu’er City and close to the Laos border, the production of this coffee is spearheaded by Mr Tian Cai, who is the Farm Operations Manager for Yunnan Coffee Traders (YCT) – with family member Mr Tang managing the farm operations on a day-to-day basis. They belong to a small group of farmer families in the Guiben region of the Yunnan province. Cherries are grown by these farms as well as purchased directly from nearby smallholder farmers.

Honey processing can vary from mill to mill. Here at Gui Ben, the cherries are firstly dry pulped to remove the outer skin and pulp of the fruit. However, the mucilage is left behind, leaving a sticky layer – much like honey – on the bean. The coffee beans are then spread thinly across raised beds for two or three days, before being grouped into thicker layers and left to dry for another 25 days prior to milling.

We don’t label our coffee as espresso or filter. Instead, for each coffee we create a unique roasting profile, designed to bring out the best flavours from its origin, farm and milling method. That’s why, instead, we label our coffee based on the experience it brings to the cup.

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HOUSE BLEND: Our fan-favourite coffee is smooth, mellow and easy to drink.

CLASSIC BLEND: Inherently dark and filled with deeply-roasted richness.

MELLOW & BALANCED: Accessible, low acidity coffee for gentle enjoyment.

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UNIQUE & INTERESTING: Boundary-pushing coffee unlike anything you’ve tried before.

RARE & ACCLAIMED: Truly special stuff, from rare lots to award-winning coffees.

DECAF: Organic, naturally decaffeinated coffee as vibrant as the real thing.

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We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to source ethically, roast responsibly, and to be a totally carbon negative coffee company, with all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products certified carbon negative. 

And that’s not the only thing we’re doing to protect our planet, and our people.

KISS THE HIPPO CARES

We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to source ethically, roast responsibly, and to be a totally carbon negative coffee company, with all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products certified carbon negative. 

And that’s not the only thing we’re doing to protect our planet, and our people.

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