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732/21 Second Street, Manchester,
King Street, Kingston United Kingdom


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Xingang Specialty Coffee sourced by Indochina Coffee from Yunnan, China.


Country: China

Province: Yunnan

County: Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous County

Farmer: Yunnan Coffee Traders

Farm / washing station: Banka

Elevation: 1350 masl

Variety: Catimor P3/P4

Process: Natural

Screen Size G1: 17+

Screen size G2: 14-16

 Season: 2020

Tasting notes: Blackberry, mango, red grapes, chocolate

Farm information

This micro lot is one of the higher scoring and most distinctive Banka day lots. Micro-lots are named after members of the team at Banka washing station and their families – Za La is named after a farm worker at Banka washing station.

Banka 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) where the coffee cherry is harvested.

Our origin partners, Yunnan Coffee Traders manage the washing station 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.

Indochina has worked in partnership with YCT since we first began importing coffees to the UK in 2016. As a pioneer of the Chinese specialty coffee industry in Menglian County, Yunnan Province, 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


Processing information

Cherries are run through a (wet) optical color sorter, and then fermented in cherry for two days. Finally, they are spread and dried on raised beds on the drying patio.

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