MĀNUKA. ORANGE BLOSSOM. MUSCATEL.
We are fervently passionate about this new coffee. Nothing but rhapsodies of praise for this arabica. Complex, aromatic and persistent flavours permeate each sip. Textural viscosity is full bodied and reminiscent of the very perfumed nectar found in coffee flowers during blossom. We literally cannot stop waxing lyrical about it.
Kyaw Hlaing is the owner of the Moe Htet Estate farm, which he runs with the
help of agronomist U Kyaw Wan He and his number two, Aung Hleing Phyo. He
has long term experience gained from working in coffee research as well as with agronomists specialising in grafting and coffee cultivation. The farm sits on the outskirts of the city of Naungcho, where the coffee plants grow under the shade of silver oak trees and macadamia trees, with erythrina used as a short-term shade solution. The blistering heat during the day is so radiant that shade growing is necessary to prevent leaf damage and the coffee cherries ripening too quickly.
Moe Htet Estate
The Full Story
The coffee industry in Myanmar definitely has faced difficulties and will likely face more. The political situation of the country has historically raised eyebrows. For us, it comes down to the individual farmers who are striving to produce the best coffee they can grow in order to make a living. This is why steps have been taken by the wider coffee industry, outside of Myanmar to help these individuals reap the benefits of their hard work. The Specialty Coffee Association has become involved and the majority of Myanmar’s coffee is now graded and has earned specialty grade certification. This alone, has given farmers access to the ever-growing specialty coffee scene and into the international markets. Various programs have taken place to modernize Myanmar’s coffee industry, updating farming practices helping farmers to reap the benefits. Ensuring we have full traceability of our green coffee that we buy is paramount and we have complete certainty that this farm is supporting the livelihood of people working with and for Mr. Kyaw Hlaing.