Featured Coffee: The Lady
We have a limited number of bags available of this, our first Red Honey from Myanmar using the carbonic maceration processing technique.
The Lady is the name given to a processing facility created in 2018 by two leading lights of the Myanmar specialty scene: Thi Ha Gyawalie and Su Nandar Linn. Both are responsible for running their separate family farms but have joined forces with The Lady to support and champion the efforts of farmers in Ywangan region, with its limited edition lots produced exclusively by women.
Cherries are collected from 51 women farmers from Nwar Ban Gyi village and processed within 18 hours of harvest.
After the flotation, whole fruit cherries are put in 500 litre one-way valve fitted fermentation tanks for 48 hours, before being pulped and put on the drying beds for further processing. The coffees are then dried for 12-15 days.
Shirani spent time with Thi Ha and Su Nandar in early 2020, cupping their early type samples and seeing the first cherries for this coffee being put into the fermentation tanks. We are working on building a close, long-term producer-importer relationship with them and we’re very happy to be bringing this coffee from The Lady to the UK for the first time.
Expect a complex cup with notes of nougat, clementine and apple. If you’d like samples, please get in touch!