ManLao River is a speciality coffee producer, roaster and exporter based in Yunnan province of China. The company has a passion for the locally produced coffee from the south-west mountains of China. In 2015, ManLao River’s Roaster (Ahrire) was ranked 2nd on Coffee Review’s global roaster coffee Top 30.
Yunnan is a relatively new coffee producing region in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. Most of the region’s coffee is of the varietal Catimor Arabica and is produced close to China’s borders with Myanmar and Laos. The coffee is known for its round, chocolaty, nutty flavours. This can be great as a single origin but also blends beautifully with fruitier coffees from other regions and shows itself off in fantastically layered natural and honey processed coffees.