'First kiss' coffee in Yunnan Province

Source:People.cn Published: 2016/11/23 9:50:37

In many places in southwestern China's Yunnan province, it's not uncommon to manually peel coffee beans using one's mouth - a traditional, primitive way of preparing coffee beans. Coffee made from beans prepared this way is sometimes known as first kiss coffee. Photo: People.cn

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In many places in southwestern China's Yunnan Province, it's not uncommon to manually peel coffee beans using one's mouth - a traditional, primitive way of preparing coffee beans. Coffee made from beans prepared this way is sometimes known as "first kiss" coffee.

The prevelance of this habit can be partially attributed to a love story in which a young woman miraculously saves the life of her war-wounded beloved by feeding him coffee made from coffee beans she peels with her own mouth.

Yunnan has a long history when it comes to coffee production. Zhukula Coffee in Yunnan, known as the oldest coffee in China, was first introduced to the remote village of Zhukula by a French missionary 120 years ago. Today, local residents are trying to make Zhukula coffee a well-known brand.

Photo: People.cn

Photo: People.cn

Photo: People.cn

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Photo: People.cn

Photo: People.cn


 
Photo: People.cn

Photo: People.cn


 
Photo: People.cn

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