British Missionaries in 1885 were the first to introduce coffee growing to Burma. It was not a successful venture and was left alone until the 1930's when Catholic Missionaries introduced Arabica coffee plants to the Shan States. The coffee industry was slow to establish until around 2003 when political change allowed a greater incentive for investment. Production doubled within the following decade. We have dark roasted this coffee to heighten the wonderful flavours found within most Indonesian coffees. The Catuai is a dwarf variety of Arabica, selected by the Instituto Agronomico in the 1950's - 1960's and now accounts for 50% of the coffee acreage in Brazil. Catuai is a high yielding coffee plant resulting from a cross between Mundo Novo and Yellow Caturra. The fruit does not fall off the branch easily, which helps when there is strong winds or rain or where wind breaker coverage is at a minimum, it does mean that the coffee is generally hand-picked.
You will receive 90 grams of these roasted beans for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 19 and 38 cups of coffee, depending on cup size. Five grams per cup, the quantity of coffee used will be quite personal so these are guidelines only. This works out at between twenty-six pence and thirteen pence per cup. We also sell larger quantities of this coffee at a more economical rate, the price per cup will therefore be lower.
At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout