Tourists to Yunnan can wake up and smell the coffee

Updated: Dec 5, 2022 Xinhua Print
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The cultural and tourism authorities of Southwest China's Yunnan province have recently rolled out six tourism routes in a bid to further boost the high-quality development of coffee-related tourism resources.

The routes cover seven major coffee production bases in Yunnan, including Baoshan, Pu'er and Dali.

"It is the coffee harvest season, and tourists can learn about the whole process from picking coffee beans to washing and drying. They can even grind and extract a cup of coffee with their own hands during the trip," says Jiang Daoping, a tour guide from Kunming, the provincial capital.

With a large population of many ethnic groups, Yunnan is home to rich tourism resources such as picturesque scenery and one of China's major tea and coffee production areas.

The province has accelerated the integrated development of coffee-themed agriculture, culture and tourism.

In 2021, the plantation area of coffee in the province reached 93,333 hectares, yielding over 100,000 tonnes of coffee beans. The output value of the whole industrial chain reached 31.63 billion yuan ($4.4 billion).

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