Myanmar Ywangan Single Origin Coffee Beans
Light - medium roast. Notes of orange marmalade and dark chocolate with a spicy finish. Washed Catuai
Where: Asia. Ywangan Township, Southern Shan State, Myanmar
Tasting Notes: Coconut, dates, tamarind and grapefruit with notes of orange marmalade and dark chocolate and a spicy finish. Very balanced cup and a creamy body
Drink it: Any way you like it. Black or with a little milk. Suitable for all coffee makers.
Varietals: Catuai, S-795, San Ramon, Caturra
Owner: Ywangan smallholders
SCA Cup Score: 85
Altitude: 1,098 - 1,534 masl
This coffee is grown by various smallholders who farm a variety of coffees such as San Ramon, Caturra, Typica, Catuai and S -795. Typically a farm will have a mix of coffee, other crops, livestock and shade giving trees.
At harvest time, the coffee will be picked and then sent to a processing facilty in Pyin Oo Lwin. Cherries are pulped the same day in a Pinhalense vertical eco-pulper then fermented overnight. After thorough washing, the coffee is sun-dried on concrete patios, with workers turning it hourly and covering it before dusk to prevent dew from reaching the coffee at night. The drying can take between 7 – 21 days weather depending. Each daily lot is kept separate, cupped and assessed by a Q grader to assess the quality and profile.
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a country located in Southeast Asia. The country shares borders with India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand.
Situated in Southern Shan State, the Ywangwon township has been home to coffee growers since the 1980’s. Coffee was planted to try and eradicate the opium growing in the region.