Notes Coffee - Myanmar
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Pa-O Village near Kalaw in the southern Shan State region of Myanmar
Catuai, Caturra, SL28, SL34 & S795
1400 - 1500 masl
Notes of Black Cherry, Floral and Brown Sugar
SCA Cupping Score - 86
The Pa-O tribe is one of the ethnic tribes of the Shan State in Myanmar and they used to be isolated from the world and have their own language and traditions, like many other tribes in Myanmar.
Behind the Leaf Coffee have been working with the Pa-O tribe and pride themselves on involving the Pa-O people in the whole production process. From beginning to end they are teaching them how to grow and process their own coffee and earn fair wages for it.
They teach farmers who have anything from just a few coffee trees in their backyard to a hundred covering the hillside. No one is too small to be included. In 2018 they had their first open house, inviting more than 500 farmers to come to their processing facility and see what happens after the harvest. For the first time, they got to taste their own coffee. They couldn't do this without their farmers or their excellent staff.