Red Apple, Red Berries, Candy & Milk Chocolate
Ywangan, Shan State
1500 - 1600M
MYANMAR - Danu
A BIT ABOUT THIS COFFEE
We are so excited to bring you this Old Quarter favourite. Back by popular demand, this award-winning filter coffee is a testament to the communities who produce it. Myanmar is being recognised as one of Southeast Asia's most progressive and high calibre specialty coffee origins. After one sip of the Danu, you’ll understand why.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
A traditional style of dry natural processing is used to produce this coffee, meaning there are no complex fermentation processes or additions going on, just mother nature doing her thing (with the help of some dedicated farmers).
The flavour profile of this coffee is exemplary of what traditional style processing methods can be when executed with care; exceptionally sweet, with wonderfully refined fruit characteristics. With notes of red berries, red apple, candy, and milk chocolate, this coffee is everything we love about Myanmar coffees.
HOW TO BREW
Using V60? Try: 20g Dose, 30 second bloom, 330g Yield 2.10 - 2.25 Time
This exceptional coffee is produced by a handful of villages around Ywangan, Shan state, a mountainous area in the central east of Myanmar, predominately by growers from the Danu community, but also with farmers from the Pa’O, Shan and Burmese communities.
The farms in this region range between 1300-1600m in altitude and utilise organic fertilisation practices that play into the local soil profile favourably. This region of Myanmar is considerably further from the equator than most other coffee growing regions in the world, and the micro-climate here lends itself to a slower ripening phase. This climate is optimal for the dry natural processing of coffee, with the arid heat providing the perfect conditions for drying outside, with minimal risk of mould or rot.
The predominant variety grown here is Red Catuai, and the coffee trees are intercropped with avocados, jackfruit, papaya, and macadamia. Fully ripe cherries are collected and brought to central collection points in each village before going through an initial hand-sort. After sorting, floating, and selecting the best fruit, the coffee is then thinly laid onto raised beds to slowly dry under the Myanmar sun for 17-25 days (or until they reach their desired moisture content). The coffee is then taken to the dry mill to be hulled, graded and hand sorted. Quality is checked at every stage of the process to ensure its excellence.
Read more about Our Favourite Myanmar Coffee: The Danu.
What we’re left with is the stuff we can’t get enough of - our Myanmar Danu Filter Coffee.
Old Quarter Size Guide
Not sure how much coffee to purchase? The information below is a guide to how much coffee you will need to last you two weeks, based on the number of cups you, or your household, drink each day.
- 250g Bag: 1-2 cups per day
- 500g Bag: 2-3 cups per day
- 1kg Bag: 4-5 cups per day
Remember that espresso style extractions use a bit more coffee than filter...you'll need to take half a cup or so off the estimations above. E.g. you'll get about 1.5 cups per day if you order the 250g bag for a fortnight.
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