The Lady - Natural

$29
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Impressions: lychee, orange blossom, nougat
Roast degree:  (2/5)

Country: Myanmar - (Ywangan, Shan State) 

Producer: The Lady Specialty Coffee - Cherries are collected from 51 women farmers from Nwar Ban Gyi village 
Variety: Red Catuai
Process: Natural
Partner importer: IndoChina Coffee

We so happy to launch our first ever coffee(s) (see also the honey and washed) from Myanmar.

The Lady Specialty Coffee was created in 2017 by two leading lights of the Myanmar specialty scene, Su Nandar Linn and Thi Ha Gyawalie, to champion and support the women coffee farmers in Ywangan, southern Shan. All of their coffees are produced exclusively by women (from Pa-O and Danu ethnic minority groups).
Starting with 51 farmer partners, The Lady now operates in 7 villages and buys from 400 producers.

The Lady Specialty Coffee is founded on the deep desire to help small-scale families and communities within Ywangan with sustainable farming practices, quality control and fair pay. Su Nandar and Thiha train and support their all-female workforce in every aspect of coffee processing, and pay above average prices to farmers in nearby villages for their coffee cherries.

See our transparency report for more info!

This coffee from Myanmar felt like a fresh fruit salad. It so lively and fresh, perfect for cold coffees as summer fast approaches.

The delicate notes and bold body makes this a very interesting coffee. We had notes of orange blossom, lychee and nougat.

Not our favourite coffee as an espresso with milk (try the washed of honey Myanmar) it's a unique short espresso and worth trying black.

This is a carbonic maceration processed coffees. The fermentation takes place between 48-72 hours in 25 litre buckets, removing excess air.
The coffee is then dried for approximately 20-24 days on raised beds.

Method Dose Ratio Time
Espresso 18 g 2.3:1 30-35 sec
Espresso with milk 18g 2:1 36-40 sec
Americano 18 g 2.3:1 30-35 sec

V60/Origami 

23 g 17:1 3:30-4:00 min

 Chemex & Batch Brew

40-60 g 16.5:1 5:00-5:30 min

 French Press

18-25 g 16:1 4:30 min steep time

Farmer:  The Lady Specialty Coffee
Importer: IndoChina Coffee

Price we paid: 22.90CAD/kg
FOB price: 15.10CAD/kg
Farmgate price: 2600 - 3100MMK/KG of fresh cherries (roughly 1,40CAD/kg), which is three times more than the average market price.
This translate to 3-4 times more for exportable green coffee

The farmers receive a 20% share of the profits once the final transaction is completed with the buyer (IndoChina Coffee)

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