China – Banka, Yunnan
Banka farm and washing station is based in Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous County, Yunnan and is named after the two nearby villages (Banka Yi and Banka Er) where the coffee cherry for these lots is grown and harvested. Cherry processed at Banka washing station is also grown at the nearby village of Aqi Badu as well as within the farm itself.
Cherries are run through an optical colour sorter, and then fermented in cherry for two days. During the drying process, the cherries are put inside of a solar dryer on raised beds for roughly 20 days. Once the cherries are dried, they are bagged and taken to the dry milled in Pu’er city for hulling at a high-end mill.