Myanmar Blue Mountain
Our natural process Myanmar Blue Mountain is as vivid as the stunning natural beauty that surrounds the estate. Sweet juicy flavors of purple grape and raisin dominate at first sip, giving way to notes of aromatic wood and spice that lead to candied chocolate finish. The buttery body is reminiscent of Indonesian coffees, and the overall effect is one of a combination of the cleanest natural Ethiopia with a thick, cedar toned Sumatra.
The Story: The introduction of Myanmar Blue Mountain into our coffee menu represents the intersection some of the major trends defining Specialty Coffee today including the identification of areas that have a history of coffee production but lack connection or access to the specialty market, and the participation of governmental organizations (in this case USAID, nonprofit industry organizations (Winrock International and Coffee Quality Institute) and green importers (Atlas Coffee) in the development of local coffee production (read more about these trends in our recent blog).
Additionally, our Myanmar is a great example of the increasing popularity and acceptance of dry process (natural) coffees. Prepared on raised drying beds, a new generation of naturals has appeared in the marketplace from areas as diverse as Costa Rica and Myanmar. These coffees have been selected and processed to feature a wide range of fruit flavors at the same time eliminating or minimizing the acrid, “off” flavors that traditionally came with dry process coffees.
Blue Mountain Estate is located in the state of Mandalay, on a lush, steeply sloping landscape. The estate produces macadamia nuts as well as coffee. Current ownership took over the farm in 2003, and have been dedicated to improving quality ever since.
Farm: Blue Mountain Estate
Processing: Dry (natural)
Elevation: 3,800 feet