Myanmar Behind The Leaf.....
|Variety||%80 Red Catuaí
|Altitude||1100 - 1650 masl|
|Harvest||Feb - Mar 2021|
|Flavours||Purple Grape l Dates l Purple Plum|
Another first, a coffee from Myanmar!! Stoked to bring in yet another new origin for me and for Seth Taylor Coffee. Once again this is the first coffee I have had from Myanmar and it does not disappoint. It is fruity and fun.
The processing on this lot has had a dramatic impact. 24-hour whole cherry anaerobic fermentation in plastic tanks. It is intensely fruity, reminding me of a plum wine. Deep sweetness and loaded with the colour purple this is a big bodied syrupy coffee.
Melanie runs two operations that function simultaneously. The first is a micro-mill called Behind the Leaf. Behind the Leaf's aim is to organize nearby villages, so they can produce coffee at a higher tier of quality and to educate them on the potential that this crop can yield. Many of the nearby Pa-O villages are not connected to stable power sources and do not have roadways. They are truly off the grid. On top of that, Myanmar is the second-largest producer of opium in the world. People like Melanie and her team are working to connect with these indigenous groups, to help them develop a more sustainable life.