A light, floral cup with notes of earl grey, juicy red apples, and maltesers.

Banka Washed

China

9.3

14.9

$

18.1

CAD

$

19.5

AUD

13

EUR

£

9.3

GBP

$

14.9

USD

9.3

13

14.9

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It all started in China

Coffee was introduced to the Yunnan province in the late 19th century by a French missionary, but it wasn’t until as recently as 1988 when the Chinese government, the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Programme jointly initiated a program to kickstart coffee as a crop in the region. In 2013, Yunnan Coffee Traders became the regions first dedicated specialty coffee exporter. Most of the coffee grown in Yunnan is Catimor, a Caturra/Timor hybrid.

Banka farm and washing station is based in Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous County in Yunnan and is named after the two adjacent villages, Banka Yi and Banka Er. Banka mill is managed by Yunnan Coffee Traders.

Data sheet

Character

Floral

Producer

Yunnan Coffee Traders

Region

Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous

Variety

Catimor P3 Catimor P4

Process

Washed

Elevation (masl)

1350

Why did we pick this coffee?

One of our first coffees was sourced from China through Indochina Ltd and it left such an impression on ourselves and our customers that we wanted to further explore what this region has to offer. This, along with the Natural version of the same coffee, for us was just such a great opportunity to showcase what a difference processing can make on a coffee. As a counterpoint to the rich, fruitiness of the natural, this coffee had some wonderful bright, floral qualities on the cupping table.

Transparency

Price paid by us

£

5.75

/kg

FOB price

US$2.21/lb

Farmgate price

US$1.94/lb

Fair Trade price

US$1.40/lb

Commodity price

US$1.14/lb

Qty ordered

120

kg

Prices and units shown are presented without conversion in the currency and units presented to us, this generally indicates the currency and units the coffee was traded in.

FOB price is the price paid immediately prior to shipping, so tends to include local taxes, transportation, processing, etc

Farmgate price isn't always an accurate indicator of how much a farmer earns for their coffee, as different systems are used throughout the world to determine how much to pay the farmer. For example, in some origins the farmer is paid for the cherry, prior to processing; while other origins the farmer will be paid based on parchment. 

Commodity price is based off the commodity price of coffee on the date of purchase. 

A note from our Head Roaster, Lukasz

The washed version of Banka I found particularly interesting when tasted side by side with its natural counterpart. It’s always a fantastic opportunity to try the same coffee processed by two different methods, to get that firsthand experience of how it affects the end product. But the strength of this coffee doesn’t lie in curiosity alone, it’s a fantastic example of a delicate, floral coffee that could hold its own against African beans famous for these qualities.

Our Eco-friendly packaging

Developed in-house, our one-of-a-kind coffee packaging helps keep your coffee fresher for longer and is 100% recyclable; no bullshit.

100% recyclable forever. Aluminium beverage cans are the most recycled object on the planet and over 75% are recycled each year in the UK, a whopping 98% are recycled in Brazil!

Aluminium cans are familiar objects that everyone knows how to deal with. Just throw it in your domestic recycling, no need to remove valves or zips, no need to take it to a recycling centre.

Better for your coffee. The can is sealed with our custom easy-peel style end, providing a complete barrier against oxygen until you open it up with a satisfying hissss!

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