This coffee was grown and harvested in the nearby village of Aqi Badu. The coffee is then process at Banka farm and washing station is based in Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous County, Yunnan and is named after the two adjacent villages (Banka Yi and Banka Er).
Our origin partners, Yunnan Coffee Traders manage Banka wet mill and a portion of the Banka farm, some 100 hectares of land, installing one of the region’s first optical sorters, experimenting with processing methods such as yeast fermentation and growing new varieties such as Pacamara and Yellow Bourbon.
YCT operates farming, mill, research, and training facilities. Its mission is three-fold:
create opportunities for Yunnan farmers to engage in sustainable production practices
employ industry best-practices for sourcing, processing, wholesaling, and exporting coffees
supply coffee to importers and roasters who care about sustainability, traceability, and transparency