Coffee Of The Month - Banka

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Hints of: Red Apple, Milk Chocolate, Blossom Honey

Grown in: Yunnan, China

Best suited for: Filter

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Coffee Of The Month - Banka

What’s brewing this month?

From China, we welcome this delightful Coffee of the Month named Banka!


This cup is bursting with flavours of Red Apple, Milk Chocolate & Blossom Honey, and makes for a wonderful filter coffee.


This coffee has been produced by Banka, a farm and washing station located in Yunnan - a province historically famous for its tea production.

More about the coffee:

Banka, named after two adjacent villages (Banka Yi & Banka Er), currently grows mostly Catimor - a resistant cross variety that sometimes carries a bit of a bad reputation in the coffee world. This lot, however, is a fantastic example of how tasty it can be if grown and processed with care, resulting in a cup full of sweet, fruity and herbal characteristics.


Coffee was first cultivated in China in the late 1800s on a small scale, introduced by French missionaries in Yunnan. Production at scale didn’t take off for nearly 100 years. It was in 1988, as part of a government-led project that coffee began to be commercially produced for export. 


The focus on specialty is relatively recent, with the past decade seeing smaller coffee farms and producers improving their knowledge and skills. 


The Yunnan province is responsible for over 97% of China’s coffee production. Its population is hugely diverse, with representation of most of China’s officially recognised 56 different ethnic groups. 


The region also boasts a vast array of flora and fauna, including elephants and Bengal tigers. The stunning surrounding landscapes of snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, vast plateaus, subtropical jungles, beautiful lakes and majestic rivers provide the perfect backdrop for the cultivation of this coffee.


We have lightly roasted this Chinese Catimor to accentuate its best features, resulting in delicate fruity notes of red apple, and sweet flavours of milk chocolate and honey.

How does Coffee of the Month work?

We produce a brand spanking new coffee, every month. If you’re someone who thinks variety is the spice of life - this one's for you. 

Our Coffee of the Month gives us the opportunity to shine a light on a specific grower or community as we explore amazingly diverse coffees from all around the world. 

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