Since 2015, Triple Co Roast has delighted Bristol and the UK with delectable coffee. Its origins, however, trace back 5,127 miles to North Carolina, known for its rugged landscapes. Founder Jo's coffee passion ignited there, culminating in Triple Co Roast, a Bristol-based specialty coffee roaster in the heart of the city. Jo, a Bristol native with roasting skills acquired during his Californian studies, weaves his coffee adventures and dreams into the business. Their mission, from day one, remains unwavering: small-batch roasting, direct trade, and fostering strong roaster-customer connections.
In 2021 we featured the Aqui Badu natural coffee from China. This Chinese coffee is sure to surprise even the most educated coffee nerds out there. With a rise in excellent coffees coming from China, India and Myanmar due to increased education and changing climates, Triple Co saw the opportunity to check out this new wave of coffees. The result is this excellent Chinese coffee that has a really round juicy flavour profile, with notes of pineapple, lime and with a herbal finish.
Extra info from the roaster:
Banka farm and 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.
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
Aqi Badu, China
Blueberries, Tangerines, Honey
Why we like it:
Not many Chinese coffees make their way into our cupping sessions, so if you want to try something different, give this a taste and let us know what you think!