MONTHLY SPECIAL - CHINA, AQI BADU, BANKA FARM NATURAL  MENGLIAN DAI

MONTHLY SPECIAL - CHINA, AQI BADU, BANKA FARM NATURAL MENGLIAN DAI

No 00

VANILLA CREAM ~ PINK GRAPEFRUIT ~ MILK CHOCOLATE

SINGLE ORIGIN  | 
NATURAL PROCESS  | 
ARABICA  | 
SCA 86.5  | 
1350 M

Every month, our resident Q Grader and third-generation Wogan, James, searches the world to find a coffee that is ‘weird and wonderful’, and truly excites. A micro-lot, a great back-story, an impressive cooperative, or a particularly unusual taste; once it's gone, it's gone.

We keep the prices of these extraordinary coffees down, so that you have the chance to try something that you might not be able to get your hands on otherwise. 

With notes of vanilla cream, pink grapefruit and milk chocolate

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The Farm

Banka farm and washing station is based in Mengalian 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.

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.

As a pioneer of the Chinese specialty coffee industry in the Menglian County of Yunnan, 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.

The Process


The cherry is fermented in a tank for around two days, with time and temperature monitored regularly, then the cherry is spread and dried on raised beds on the drying patio prior to hulling (removal of dried skin and fruit flesh).

Type of grind:
Beans
Weight:
1kg

Why Wogan?

Ethical

We work closely with farms worldwide to make sure that coffee farmers are paid a fair price, through Fairtrade and our own Direct Trade certifications. Working hard with coffee farmers to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Sustainable

We maintain long term relationships with our carefully selected coffee farms, to provide the stability they need to plan for the future. The added bonus? Coffee that improves with every single crop, as their farming practices and equipment improves.

LDPE4 Recyclable

Helping you to do your bit. Our bags are LDPE4 recyclable, meaning they can be recycled in supermarkets. Alternatively, you can check with your Local Authority to see if they will collect it for you. Green lights include mentions of; bread bags, frozen food bags, squeezable bottles, bubble wrap, and carrier bags.

Carbon Pledge

We've pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030, and we're already well on the way. Our warehouses are now powered by solar panels, with the extra juice fuelling our fleet of electric vehicles.

Sustainable and ethical

We've made it this generation's mission to put sustainability at the forefront. We’ve pledged to be Carbon Neutral by 2030 and are well on our way to getting there. LDPE4 recyclable bags, a Roastery powered entirely by solar energy, and a hell of a lot more.

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our story

We, at Wogan Coffee, have been lovingly hand-roasting speciality, ethical, sustainable and traceable coffees since 1970. In our third generation, and a wholly independent family company, you can find us rooted in Bristol; the same city as when Mr Wogan established the business over fifty years ago. Laura and James, grandchildren of the bowler hatted gentleman, now have the ropes firmly in their grasp; James as our resident Q Grader in the Bristol Roastery Headquarters, and Laura in London.

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