Pway Na Phar Village is named after the mountainous landscape surrounding the area–Pway meaning “stony hill” and Na Phar meaning “continuous row”. It is the home of the Danu People and makes up a part of the Danu Self-Administered Zone within the Shan State of Myanmar. The farming families of the village, led by Daw (Ms.) Mya Hnin, are historically significant to the rise of specialty coffee within the country–having won Myanmar’s first ever cupping competition in the Dry Naturals category in 2015, and again in 2017. Together, they are part of the Shwe Taung Thu Co-op of coffee farming communities throughout the Ywangan Region.
This is a delicious fruit bomb of a coffee with a lingering sweetness and mouthcoating texture. We are tasting red berries, cocoa, dates, chai spices, and a certain type of frosted kids cereal that we won’t name for trademark reasons (: