Myanmar, Shwe Yi Mon
|Producer||U Ye Myint|
Shwe Yi Yo
|Harvest||December - March|
Expect notes of Milk Chocolate, Lime, Black Cherry.
U Ye Myint established Shwe Yi Mon in 1989 and has since dedicated the farm to growing cultivars not commonly seen in Myanmar. This SL28 lot, which is the same cultivar widely grown in Kenya, is just one delicious example of his dedication to exotic cultivars.
In 2021, the military of Myanmar seized power from the democratic government. Since then, the people of Myanmar have seen not only violence but also economic collapse, with 46% of the population now in poverty. We want to continue to share coffee from Myanmar because it offers a vital lifeline to the communities who, without coffee, would have few economic prospects in these terrible times.
Although specialty coffee from Myanmar is relatively new, the South-East Asian country has been cultivating the plant since 1885. The colonists who followed after the invasion by the British Empire planted coffee, but there was never widespread adoption.
In 2016, the first lots of specialty coffee left the country and were exported to the West, allowing the world to finally experience this new, growing region. Most production is centered around the Southern Shan region, where cultivation began in 1885. What’s interesting is how fast coffee has been developing in Myanmar, and how swiftly producers have adopted some of the most innovative coffee processing methods.
We don’t label our coffee as espresso or filter. Instead, for each coffee we create a unique roasting profile, designed to bring out the best flavours from its origin, farm and milling method. That’s why, instead, we label our coffee based on the experience it brings to the cup.
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We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to source ethically, roast responsibly, and to be a totally carbon negative coffee company, with all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products certified carbon negative.
And that’s not the only thing we’re doing to protect our planet, and our people.
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