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Single Origin Coffee

This Coffee Makes History

Myanmar
Extraordinary sums up every aspect of this coffee—our first-ever single origin from the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar. From its unprecedented quality and specialty-level natural processing (unheard of in the country until a year ago), to its traceability and unique profile, the Kyauk Kuu Pyin Village Natural shows off the unique terroir of the southern Shan State. Add to this the creation of a viable specialty market for Burmese farmers—who were isolated from the rest of the world until a few short years ago—and we have a coffee that makes history.
This is the first time that coffees this transparent and this high in quality from Myanmar have been available to the world.
— Charlie Habegger, Green Coffee Buyer
Single Origin Coffee
Myanmar Kyauk Kuu Pyin Village Natural
Date, orange blossom, hops
LIMITED RELEASE
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$16

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$20

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About This Coffee

As the first of four Burmese single origins we’ll be offering this summer and fall, this one introduces a terroir from a region that was once deemed incapable of producing good—let alone great—coffee.

For more than fifty years after its independence from Great Britain, civil war and ethnic strife plagued Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), stifling a coffee tradition that goes back to the nineteenth century. Until now, Myanmar’s reputation, and that of Southeast Asia overall, has been based on low-quality Robustas, used either in instant coffee or as a caffeine source for the soda industry. Arabica grows there, but as often happens in detached markets, it’s processed without a thought to quality. For most Burmese, “local coffee” means “terrible” or “cheap.”

It took a perfect storm of sociopolitical change, agricultural development, and happenstance to produce this coffee, which our coffee buyer, Charlie, stumbled across while volunteering in southern Shan State late last year. The last thing he expected was to taste a coffee on the verge of groundbreaking. He knew he had to share it with our guests.

Notes
  • Our coffees go through a rigorous selection and quality-testing process, and we only share the coffees that have most captured our imaginations.
  • Each bag of Myanmar Kyauk Kuu Pyin Village Natural whole beans is shipped to you within 24 hours of roasting from our Oakland roastery.
  • A cupping spoon and a soapstone hippo are two things our Green Coffee Buyer, Charlie, takes with him when he's sourcing our coffees.
  • Learn more about Perfectly Ground

Coffee Details

Producer

Villagers of Kyauk Kuu Pyin

Region

Southern Shan State

Varietal

Catuai

Processing

Natural

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