Green apple, blackcurrant, gooseberry & liquorice with a dense cocoa body
Green Land estate lies on the road between Pyin Oo Lwin and Mogok, near the border of Mandalay Division and Northern Shan State. This is a family business led by U Sai Wan, who has childhood memories of seeing coffee farms along the road near Pyin Oo Lwin each time his parents took him from Yangon to visit family in Northern Shan. Now he runs one of the largest arabica plantations in the country (about 450 acres) and has won awards over multiple years of Myanmar’s national quality competitions. U Sai Wan is a Sales Director of Mandalay Coffee Group, one of the primary leaders in the Myanmar Coffee Association, and a leading innovator of the national industry. He operates the estate together with his uncle and aunt, along with two local agronomists and many local workers. On the estate you can see various experiments with different spacing, shade tree species, fertilization, and irrigation rates. U Sai Wan is currently one of fewer than 20 certified Q Arabica Graders in the country. The majority of coffee grown at Green Land comprises of Costa Rica, a type of Catimor, with SL34 forming around 10% of the farm. U Sai Wan is also conducting experiments with Yellow Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai and Geisha.
in 24 to 28 seconds
75g coffee, coarsely ground
1 Litre of water at 93C
Steep for 4 minutes before stirring three times and letting the grinds settle to the bottom.