China’s remarkable coffee

Map 1: The Lujiangba Township, of which Xinzhai Village is a part, is located between the Salween River and Gaoligongshan Mountain. See the zigzag mountain road to the west that runs through Gaoligong. (Google Map)

Green Beanery, our coffee business and the social enterprise arm of Probe International, introduced coffee from China to our inventory last month. Supplied by the Xinzhai Coffee Co-op, this close-range look provides a fascinating snapshot of the growers behind our Yunnan Coffee selection – China’s first crop of farming entrepreneurs.

The end of China’s rise

China is staring economic stagnation in the face and the ruling Chinese Communist Party is panicking. The segment of society the CCP fears most – its younger people with their Internet capability and changing political and cultural outlook – represent a critical demographic the Party finds itself increasingly beholden to. Foreign Affairs reports.