Yunnan Kaku


Roast Date: 11 July 2024

Tasting notes: Citrus, Butterscotch, Black tea

Processing Method: Washed

Varietal: Catimor

Elevation: 1600 masl

Suitable for: Espresso, Moka pot, Filter, Cold brew, French press

Brewer's note: This coffee is a customer favourite at our cafes over the past 3 years. It is conservative choice for coffee drinkers who are more accustomed with bitter notes and our traditional Nanyang kopi. A versatile coffee for all brewing methods.


This farm is run by a father-son partnership that extends back more than two decades. While the dad is semi-retired now, the son is passionate about building upon the family legacy. These men are pillars in the local coffee industry, having one of the few coffee farms in Menglian that has been able to weather the challenges of changing policies and fluctuating markets. This farm has developed a particularly close relationship with pickers from the Lahu tribe, assisting many local families with education and medical needs. The coffees are first pulped and then dry-fermented for 18 hours. Cherries are then run through density channels before being spread out on concrete drying patios for approximately 10 days.

Roast Profile

Medium Dark Roast

Roaster's note: At medium-dark roast, the coffee still exhibits rounded acidity which then sugar-coats the sides of the tongue. Bitterness is a dominant attribute of this coffee but not without a pleasant aftertaste at the end.

Delivery & Self-Collection


You may opt for one of the following delivery methods:

  • Standard shipping ($5): 3-5 working days
  • Express shipping ($15): 1-2 working days


You may opt for self-collection at any of the following locations:

  • Foreword HQ
  • Esplanade
  • First Story Cafe
  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

From 3rd April 2023 onwards, we dispatch self-collection orders from our HQ to the cafes every Thurs.

Please place your order by Tues, 11.59pm for self-collection from Thurs onwards within the same week. Orders made from Thurs onwards will be ready for pick up on the following Thurs.

Shelf Life & Storage

Best consumed within 60 days from roast date. Store in a cool and dry place. Avoid direct sunlight. Do not put in the fridge.

Recycle your coffee bags!

Our coffee bags* are made from low density polyethylene (LDPE) and are recyclable in the blue recycling bins.

Simply empty the contents of your coffee bag and peel off the labels before recycling it.

*Note: Applies only to 250g coffee bags.