South of the Clouds

This is our first blend to feature coffee from China. It includes coffee from the Yunnan province in the Baoshan Region.

This blend was developed to celebrate Starbucks tenth Anniversary in China and combines coffees from the Asia Pacific region and coffee from the Yunnan Province in China. Set in the foothills of Himalayas, Yunnan boasts snowcapped mountains, deep canyons and lush tropical lowlands that support the country’s greatest diversity of plants, birds and mammals, including Asian elephants and tigers.  



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Taste Profile




  • Blonde

    Blonde-roasted coffees have a shorter roast time, lighter body and mellow flavors.

  • Medium

    Medium-roasted Coffess are balanced with smooths and rich flavors

  • Dark

    Dark-roasted coffees feature a fuller body and robust, bold flavors.




Whole Bean


Savory foods, cream cheese, toffee, maple, nuts and soft spices

Recipe For Great Coffee

Use cold, filtered water and a clean machine.

Grind beans just before brewing:
- Coarse for coffee press
- Medium for automatic drip

Measure 2 tbsp (10 g) ground coffee for every 6 fl oz (180 ml) water.

To help preserve that fresh flavor, keep this bag sealed tight in a cabinet (not in the refrigerator) and brew within a week of opening.

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