Make way for Myanmar! This former British Colony has been growing coffee since the 1800s, but economic initiatives within the last decade have finally allowed Myanmar to show the world what its beans are made of... and they're made of the right stuff! Hot days and cool nights in the Mandalay highlands promote excellent coffee growth, and their natural-process beans exhibit flavors similar to many well-loved Central American and Mexican coffees: a flavor template of spice, fruit, and nougat.
This particular selection from Conduit Coffee has it all: it begins with fruity flavors of ripe strawberry and raspberry, the honey-smooth body carries notes of sweet almond and marzipan (angel food cake?), and then it delves down to finish with a satisfying herbal spice reminiscent of a nice scotch. A true tasting adventure from a beautiful, richly historic region of Southeast Asia.
We've seen so much buzz about Myanmar from the specialty coffee world lately. We're so happy it's made its way into Seattle, and we're even happier to share it with you. It's fun, exotic, approachable: really, all a coffee lover could hope for from a great new single origin experience. Enjoy it!
"Made a good espresso but maybe could have been improved if I drank it sooner than 30 days after roast. " (3 out of 5)
"I made this in a French press for my morning coffee and it was great. The aroma reminded me of a bakery and almonds. A very enjoyable coffee." (5 out of 5)