We are excited to announce our first coffee from Myanmar, and a new Direct Source offering in partnership with Torch Coffee! we have roasted this coffee fairly lightly in order to express the unique terroir. We taste the heaviness of brown sugar balanced with bright cherry tomato and citrus. If you like washed Kenya coffees, this is the coffee for you!
IMPORTER: Torch Coffee
BEST BREW: Phoenix 70 Pour-Over
Region: Salween River
Producer: Emerald Peacock Estate
Picking: June 2018
1:16 Coffee to Water Ratio (or 3Tbs Coffee to 16oz Water)
Grind Coffee medium (7 on EK 43)
Rinse the paper filter, preheat the decanter.
Saturate the coffee, let bloom for 30 seconds.
Pour 50g of water every 15 seconds until desired amount.
Let drain, decant, and enjoy!
All of the information below is expressed in an effort to share with you the impact that our coffee has on the communities and countries around us. The total costs associated in purchasing and roasting green coffee become so detailed and specific that it can become unclear. We want to share with you how the specialty coffee community can benefit the farmers we work with. We have included both our total cost (including importing and receiving the coffee at our Roaster) and our shipping cost, in an effort to shed light on that impact.
Commodity Price: $1.12/lb
Fair Trade Minimum Price: $1.60/lb
Total Purchase Price: $3.55/lb
Amount purchased: 396 Pounds
Estimated Shipping: $.90/lb
Notes from Johan:
There is a story to this coffee! And while we are just the last portion of its journey, I’ll do my best to tell it exactly how i heard it from Samuel, the owner of Torch Coffee.
Samuel’s son goes to school in Pu’erh, China. During a playdate with a friend, Samuel was talking to the parents. They told him about their relative, who owns a small coffee farm in Myanmar, and is having issues selling the coffee because of the unrest and war in the area. Samuel told them that they don’t just sell any coffee, but rather work with farms to increase their processing and farming qualities. Then, they will help them get sustainable prices for their specialty coffee. However, once he tasted their lots, he was sold! It cupped well into the “specialty” category, and he asked to work with them to help them get the coffee out of Myanmar.
We are excited to be supporting this family through Torch Coffee!
*All pricing information above is in reference to the time of purchase