Known to be the birthplace of coffee in India where Baba Budan smuggled coffee across from the neighboring port of Mocha in Yemen, coffee from the Thippanahalli Estate is grown on some of the highest peaks in the region by sixth-generation planters whose family has a history of 230 years in the district and are pioneers in the coffee plantation. This single estate coffee has a subtle spiciness, nutty overtones and a deliciously rich, chocolatey body.
Yunnan coffee has been known for hundreds of years, and it all started when a French priest brought a coffee sprout into what is now Zhu Ku La village, Binchuan District, Dali City, Yunnan. This small sprout rooted itself deep into the Chinese culture, and this century-old coffee tree still stands tucked away in the mysterious and peaceful village. Nowadays, the main coffee-growing areas within this region are Pu'er, Baoshan, and Dehong.
Pu'er 普洱: If you are a tea lover, you will certainly have heard this name, as this tea takes its name from the homonym city. However, in recent years Pu'er is not only the capital of Yunnan tea but also of Yunnan coffee.
Baoshan 保山: The main variety of Yunnan coffee is arabica, known locally as Yunnan Xiaoli Coffee, originated in Baoshan from 1950.
Dehong prefecture 德宏: Well-known for its organic coffee plantations.
In March 2011, the Development and Reform Commission of Yunnan and the Yunnan Department of Agriculture established the Yunnan Coffee Industry Development Plan (2010-2020). It aims to lift Yunnan up to be the capital of quality coffee and the center of Chinese coffee industry. By 2015, Yunnan has 66,667 hectares of coffee farms and will increase to 100,000 hectares by 2020.
Mt. Matutum is the greenest outdoor destination in South Cotabato and is the perfect hub to promote ecotourism and it’s located in South Cotabato, in the Island of Mindanao, in the southern part of the Philippines. This majestic mountain is abundant with lush foliage, making the home of diverse plant and animal species, one of which is the Philippine Eagle.