XishuangBanna Coffee Planting and Production

Significance of XishuangBanna Coffee

Xishuangbanna is located at about 21 ° 10 ‘north latitude and between 99 ° 55’ and 101 ° 50 ‘east longitude. It is a tropical humid area south of the Tropic of Cancer. It is within the “coffee zone” and is suitable for the planting and production of arabica coffee. Xishuangbanna is one of the main production areas of Arabica coffee in China.

Xishuangbanna Coffee Planting and Production

Beginning of Xishuangbanna Coffee

120 years ago, the French missionaries brought coffee to Yunnan. At that time, the missionaries planted the first coffee tree in Binchuan(宾川).As an “exported product”, Yunnan coffee has opened a history of hundreds of years. Since then, Xishuangbanna had embarked on its journey of planting and producing coffee.

After the founding of People’s Republic of China, in order to meet Soviet Union’s coffee demand, Yunnan began to plant coffee on a large scale, especially in Xishuangbanna and Lincang.

Challenges and Opportunities of Xishuangbanna Coffee

After nearly 60 years of development, the coffee industry in yunnan has reached a certain scale, and the global popularity of yunnan coffee is gradually increasing.Today, Yunnan’s coffee planting area and output account for more than 99% of the country’s. It has become the country’s largest coffee bean production and export base. Under the attraction of this huge coffee consumer market, coffee companies from all over the world have cooperated with it.The reason for the rapid coffee planting in Yunnan is inseparable from the great geographical climate of Yunnan.In China, only Yunnan and Hainan are suitable areas for coffee cultivation. Because coffee likes calm, and Hainan is often windy, almost all coffee production in China is concentrated in Yunnan, particularly in Xishuangbanna, Lincang and Dehong.

Although after nearly 60 years of industrial development, the Yunnan coffee industry as a whole is still in its infancy, with problems such as small industrial scale, short industrial chain, low added value, insufficient market cultivation, and weak competitiveness.

Now, Xishuangbanna is investing in coffee technology and promoting coffee culture, attracting more and more people know the charm of coffee and plant coffee in Xishuangbanna.

Xishuangbanna Coffee in the Future

 Compared with imported coffee beans, the biggest advantage of Yunnan arabica coffee is fresh.In the future, Xishuangbanna would make use of its location and advantages to increase its capacity. 

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Edited by Ziwei Chen/陈紫薇