Myanmar A Lel Chaung

Single Origin Berries Vanilla caramel
  • Varietal - Red Catuai
  • Process - Natural
  • Altitude - 1282 masl
  • Location - Kirema, Kayanza
  • Roast Level -  Medium
  • Body -  High/Velvety 
  • Acidity - Medium high/Grapes
  • Sweetness - Medium high/Caramelised 

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The farmers group Shwe Taung Thu, which translates to ‘Golden Farmer’. The group is made up of Danu and Pa-O smallholder farmers who are producing specialty coffee in the Ywangan area of Southern Shan State, in the eastern part of Myanmar. The group provides leadership, finance, technical assistance and market linkages for its members with the objective of bringing fairer trade conditions for its coffees. Shwe Taung Thu came together in May 2018 during USAID’s ‘Value Chains for Rural Development’ project which supported small holder farmers to switch to high value specialty coffee, from lower value commercial grade coffee. This allows producers to increase quality, and demand a higher price for their crops. Coffees produced by Shwe Taung Thu are named after the village where the coffee is grown and processed. Each community has its own working group which is responsible for managing the processing of the coffee within each village.