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Aqi Badu

Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Aqi Badu
Flavour profiles

Pineapple, Persimmon & Dark Chocolate

4.7
Rated 4.7 stars
10 Reviews
Regular price £16.50 16.50

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2022 marks our fifth year showcasing coffee from China.

Origin were the first European coffee roaster to visit this newly developed speciality coffee region, and we’ve noticed a tremendous improvement in quality ever since. We’ve also valued spending more time working with IndoChina, who continue to help importing coffee to the roastery in Cornwall.

Banka Washing Station is based in Menglian, Yunnan. It’s named after the two nearby villages (Banka Yi and Banka Er) where many of the producers live. This coffee was grown slightly further afield at the beautiful village, Aqi Badu.

There are many regions in Yunnan that produce good coffee, but we found that the Menglian region has its own distinct quality. Aqi Badu in particular, was a stand out at our cupping for it’s floral-like intensity and chocolately finish.

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FARM INFORMATION:

  • Country: China
  • Method: Natural
  • Producer: Banka Washing Station
  • Region: Menglian, Yunnan
  • Varietal: Catimor
  • Elevation: 1,350  masl
  • Price to Producer: USD/LB: $5

PRICE TO PRODUCER

  • This is defined as the price paid to either the coffee producer who grows and processes their own coffee or the entity overseeing the primary post-harvest process. the UDS/lb calculation relates to the volume of exported green coffee. 

LIVE TRANSPARENCY REPORT 

BREW RATIOS:

  • Espresso: 1:2 coffee to water, extracted in 28-32 secs
  • Filter: 60-65g coffee per litre of water, brewed for 3-4 mins

ROAST TYPE:

  • We create a new and unique profile for each coffee we roast. Although the profiles are different, our approach is always the same, to highlight and accentuate the flavours created at the farm and mill. This means we don't label our coffees as espresso, filter, dark or light roast. This coffee is omni-roast, meant to be delicious however you brew. We believe the heart of speciality is keeping the identity and character of every coffee intact and alive, no matter the brew method.

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4.7
Rated 4.7 stars
Based on 10 reviews
90%would recommend this product
10 reviews
  • AL
    Angus L.
    Verified Buyer
    Preferred Brewing Method Espresso
    9 seconds ago
    Preferred Brewing Method Espresso
    Rated 5 stars
    Good

    Just Good

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  • CB
    Cen B.
    Verified Buyer
    Preferred Brewing Method V60
    Coffee Preferences Washed Process, Sweet, Natural Process
    Country Preference El Salvador, Peru, China, Nicaragua, Honduras
    2 days ago
    Preferred Brewing Method V60
    Coffee Preferences Washed Process, Sweet, Natural Process
    Country Preference El Salvador, Peru, China, Nicaragua, Honduras
    Rated 5 stars
    Superb coffee!

    Until I tasted Aqi Badu I literally had no idea that China produced coffee. This has now become my very favourite coffee. The natural production process produces a subtly different flavour to the usual washing processes and it produces a subtle flavour that I absolutely lovel. The tasting notes are spot on - I get more persimmon than pineapple but Aqi Badu definitely has a delicious dark chocolate finish to it. I can't get enough of this and will be very sad if and when it goes out of season. One thing to note - I find that I grind this a hair finer than most coffees to get the most out of it in a V60. Overall very highly recommended. I'll be coming back to this coffee frequently.

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  • LD
    Lingyi D.
    Verified Buyer
    3 days ago
    Rated 4 stars
    Interesting coffee

    Interesting flavour profile and balanced overall. Price is a little high but nice to try new coffee varieties!

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  • AT
    Alexander T.
    Verified Buyer
    Preferred Brewing Method V60
    Coffee Preferences I Don't Have One
    Country Preference I Don't Have One
    5 days ago
    Preferred Brewing Method V60
    Coffee Preferences I Don't Have One
    Country Preference I Don't Have One
    Rated 5 stars
    Great

    Really interesting coffee. Very enjoyable and will definitely order again

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  • MC
    Marco C.
    Verified Buyer
    Preferred Brewing Method V60
    Coffee Preferences Nutty, Washed Process, Sweet
    Country Preference Ethiopia, Rwanda
    2 weeks ago
    Preferred Brewing Method V60
    Coffee Preferences Nutty, Washed Process, Sweet
    Country Preference Ethiopia, Rwanda
    Rated 5 stars
    Delicious

    I don’t usually like naturally processed beans but this was delicious. I will be ordering a 1 kg bag as 250g wasn’t enough!

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