Producer Profile

Producer Profile: Sithar

Name of Farm
Country
Region
Arabica Variety
Type of Processing/Milling
Altitude in Meters Above Sea Level
Sithar Coffee Estate
Myanmar
Pyin Oo Lwin
SL34 and Catimor
Washed and Natural
1067
Aroma
Flavor
Body
Acidity
Other Cupping  Notes
Certifications
Fruit, Citrus
Lime, Passion Fruit, Papaya
Tea-like High N/A N/A

The main vari­etals grown at Sithar are SL34, Catimore and S795 with Coffee Quality Institute’s cup Q-score above 83. Sithar is the largest investor of Mandalay Coffee Group (processing plant and USAID spon­sored cupping lab) Sithar promotes women's group in coffee industry of Myanmar and employs industry’s top notch roasting tech­nology from Dietrich. Besides producing coffee on its own plan­ta­tion (40 acres with 40,000 coffee trees planted), Sithar buys coffees from other small­holders and resell it in domestic market for coffee shops across Myanmar. The proper picking is para­mount for Sithar where only ripe cher­ries hand­picked in order to preserve the aroma and taste of the terroir. Sithar uses fully washed process with natural and honey process initi­ated as well to high­light flavors of the origin. Fermentation process if care­fully moni­tored to avoid any unde­sir­able off flavors where after the fact they are natu­rally sun dried to mois­ture level of 11–12%. Sithar’s farm natural forest serves as shade protec­tion for coffee trees while only bio-fertilizers are used without any chem­ical impact.

For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www.sitharcoffee.com

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