- In 1885, the first British missionaries began cultivating coffee plants in the Shan and Kayin area.
- The potential for high-quality coffee is great because of the soil that is not contaminated with chemicals.
- The most famous plantations are today at Pyin Oo Lwin, the former Mymyo. More can be found on Mount Victoria.
- Arabica varieties S-795, Catimor, SL 34, SL 28, Caturra, Catuai and Blue Mountain are grown at altitudes of 1,200 – 2,000 m.
- Coffee from Myanmar, the former Burma, is an absolute rarity.
- The reason for this is that the market is slowly opening up after the military dictatorship, which lasted for about 50 years.
- In addition, the production volume is low with only 1,000 tonnes per year.
- Coffee from Myanmar is characterized by an intense, full flavor with notes of strong cocoa, nut, molasses and fruity caramel notes.
☕ Traditional Preparation
The Myanmars are traditional tea drinkers. But since the end of the military dominance in 2011, coffee is on the rise. However, only better-placed citizens can afford to drink coffee. Accordingly, widespread is instant coffee.
In Yangon is now also the animal cafe hype of other Asian cities has arrived.
coffee powder with dried milk and sugar is dissolved in sweet hot milk and served in tiny cups. Alternatively, the mixture is poured with hot water and drunken from small bags.
Coffee with lemon juice.