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Candyland

Candyland

£11.50Price

DOLLY MIXTURES. ALMOND. PEAR.

 

Welcome to the Candyland roller coaster. An harmonious collision of classic coffee notes balanced with strikingly sweet confectionery.  Willy Wonka has arrived. We have sourced an ultra unique coffee from South East Asia that is redolent of walking into an old sweetie shop. Think concentrated fruit boilings yet still layered with immense creamy almond-nougat notes for balance. The temple of coffees in our diverse offering.

 

  • Technical Info

    PRODUCER: U Sai Wan Maing

    ORIGIN: Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar

    VARIETY: CR, SL34

    PROCESS: Washed

    ALTITUDE: 1100 - 1250m

  • The Full Story

    Green Land Coffee Plantation was founded by U Sai
    Wan Maing in 1999 after selling his rubber plantation.
    It's located in Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly Maymyo, a scenic
    hill town known for its botanical gardens and examples
    of colonial architecture. Rising from the central basin, it
    is contained within the Shan plateau at 1150 masl in the
    east of Myanmar and forms part of the Indo-Malayan
    mountain system. The orange-red flowers of the
    erythrina tree dot the landscape and provide nitrogen
    fixing for the soils, important for growing coffee.


    Green Land is one of Myanmar’s largest coffee farms,
    starting out as 30 acres with rapid expansion in the
    first three years to becoming over 580,000 coffee
    trees grown on 450 acres. The main variety grown is
    locally known as Costa Rica, though in reality is a
    Catimor from Costa Rica. SL34 forms around 10% of
    the farm but U Sai Wan is also conducting experiments
    with Yellow Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai too.


    Shade is too heavy to produce great quality in
    some areas of the farm, and rust has already
    started in the older trees, so these areas are
    forming the focus for the immediate future. On
    average, 1 acre produces about 300kg of green
    coffee. However, one of the shade trees,
    macadamia, also produces a valuable crop. It is
    more valuable than coffee.


    Around 15 workers are employed full time on the
    farm, rising to 100 when the harvest is ongoing.
    For an average day though, around 50 workers
    are present on the farm. There are basic wet and
    dry milling facilities if needed, but exporter
    Mandalay Coffee Group has better more
    specific equipment so the preference is to mill
    with them.

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