Tasting Notes: Stewed plums, figs & date notes with a red berry juiciness, heavy body & lingering finish
About the coffee
PRODUCER: Shwe Taung Thu Co-op
TYPE: Red catuai
ALTITUDE: 1127-1158 MASL
Named after the village in which this coffee is grown, A Lel Chaung is one of 18 communities that make up the co-op, comprising 180 Danu households, an indigenous people of Southern Shan State.
Shwe Taung Thu, which translates to ‘Golden Farmer’ came together in May 2018 with its members switching to farming high value specialty coffee, from lower value commercial grade coffee – which was previously promoted as an alternative to opium production & other riskier livelihoods such as mining.
Due to weather conditions the drying cherries are covered at the hottest part of the day, taking around 17 days, providing time for flavours to develop. Dry milling takes place through a local exporter.