The Lady is a processing plant created in 2018 by two Myanmar specialty leaders: Thi Ha Gyawalie and Su Nandar Linn. Both are responsible for running their separate family farms, but have joined forces with The Lady to support and champion the efforts of farmers in the Ywangan region with their limited edition batches produced exclusively by women.
This coffee is one of only three batches processed this year and the only batch from the red honey process using the carbonic maceration technique.
The cherries are collected by 51 women farmers in Nwar Ban Gyi village and processed within 18 hours of harvesting. After flotation, the whole coffee cherries are placed in 500 litre one-way valve fermentation tanks for 48 hours, before being removed from the pulp and placed on drying beds for further processing. The coffees are dried for 12-15 days.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in the western part of Southeast Asia. In 1989, the country's official English name, which it had held since 1885, was changed from the Union of Burma to the Union of Myanmar. Myanmar (more precisely, Mranma Prañ) since the 13th century.
Myanmar is bordered to the north and northeast by China, to the east by Laos and Thailand, and to the south by Burma.
with Laos and Thailand, and to the west with Bangladesh and India.
Myanmar has the largest expanse of tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia, with a rich biodiversity that is home to rare species such as the red panda and Myanmar's snub-nosed monkey.
The climate and terrain are perfect for coffee growing in various parts of the country, especially in the Shan Hills, which extend into the coffee growing regions of Yunnan and Thailand.
Myanmar has been growing coffee since the late 19th century, introduced by British settlers. Following Myanmar's independence in 1948, the concerted push for coffee production came much later, during the political reforms of 2011, when agricultural growth was encouraged as part of the government's opium eradication programme. The subsequent opening of its economy brought more attention to coffee as a cash crop.
Production of specialty coffees began in 2015, supported by development initiatives from the Winrock Foundation, USAID and CQI, with the first specialty coffees exported to the United States in 2016 (Atlas) and to the United Kingdom in 2017, including the first shipment of Indochina Coffee.