Farm / Washing station information
Dongka is a family run farm and washing station with over 20 years experience in mostly commercial coffee production. It now produces some of the most consistent specialty-grade washed coffees in the Menglian region.
Yunnan Coffee Traders (YCT) helped to make modifications to the washing station with the aim of producing higher-scoring specialty grade coffees at larger volumes.
Indochina has worked in partnership with YCT since importing coffees to the UK in 2016. 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:
1) create opportunities for Yunnan farmers to engage in sustainable production practices
2) employ industry best-practices for sourcing, processing, wholesaling, and exporting coffees
3) supply coffee to importers and roasters who care about sustainability, traceability, and transparency
Washed coffees are first pulped and then fermented for 12-18 hours. Cherries are then run through density channels before being spread out on concrete drying patios for approximately 10 days.