Baoshan Arabica Coffee
Baoshan Arabica Coffee growing (保山小粒咖啡) in Lujiangba at the foot of Gaoligongshan Mountains, Baoshan City, is of high-quality and has become widely known. There, a total of 10,000 mu of coffee field in Xinzhai Village, Lujiang Township of Gaoligongshan Tourism Resort Administration Committee.
The high-quality of Lujiangba Arabica coffee benefits from the Gaoligongshan Mountains. “Lujiangba is located at the foot of Gaoligongshan Mountains where hot valley climate is with wet and dry seasons obviously separated.
In this area, rainy season comes with heat season together, and it is not cold in winter and not hot in summer. The temperature varies widely from day to night, which is conducive to the accumulation of dry matter and for coffee to be of high content in protein, coarse fiber, crude fat and sugar, and low content in caffeine.
It is one of the best coffee in China and even in the world and has received numerous honors. In 2010, “Baoshan Arabica coffee” won the national geographical indication protection”, said Lan Bin, deputy director of the Gaoligongshan Tourism Resort Administration Committee.
With the development of coffee industry, quite a few local enterprises go to the big cities and even go abroad to learn coffee roasting and brewing techniques and to improve all aspects of fermentation, processing and others and each has been gradually become mature.
Now, many companies grasped the honey-treatment, sun-drying coffee and washing coffee technology. One company has developed hot spring white honey coffee processing technology.
Jinyuanfeng Company started growing coffee in 1995, then the company began to trade coffee beans, including honey-processed beans, sun-drying beans and water washed beans. It is an epitome of the coffee industry’s development in Lujiangba.
“There are 15 coffee enterprises in the zone with their products selling to countries as far as in Europe and America and Middle East. Last year, the coffee output was 40,000 tons with a total value of 500 million yuan. That is an average income of 2700 yuan per capita,” said Lan Bin.