Fuyan is a farm and wet mill in Nanben, managed by Li Guangyun with support from his wife Nanuo. The farm, which produces both coffee and tea, is maintained by villagers in the area, who also harvest the cherries and deliver them to the mill. Through this model, Fuyan management provides ongoing support, technical assistance, and fertilizers to these local farmers to ensure they cultivate high quality coffee and are fairly compensated for the high-quality coffee they deliver to the mill.
A defining feature of the farm is the prevalence of other agricultural and husbandry activities – chickens, fish, pigs, ducks, wild orchids, chilies, Chinese herbs – all set to the stunning backdrop of the Yunnan mountains.
Images by Corlett Photography for Yunnan Coffee Traders