I do enjoy a coffee, or three, each day and the locally grown ground Myanmar beans have certainly hit the spot.
Thanks to a stove top percolator left by the previous volunteer, each morning our house wafts of a wonderful aroma accompanied by a soft bubbling sonata.
Myanmar brands I can source in Bagan include: Shwe Pu Zun and Shwe Yin Mar – both good.
Restaurants, hotels and cafes also offer the usual array of hot drinks to cater for tourist caffeine (and alcoholic) yearnings however, I have yet to come across a half strength, decaf, piccolo made with camels milk heated to 87 degrees… but I reckon it’s only a matter of time… Myanmar is changing fast.
Coffee is usually served at our house in the ‘G’ Scrabble cup – one of a pair discovered in a West End ‘op shop’ in Glasgow. (Sonia – the purist tea queen doesn’t like coffee served in her tea mug).
One of my favourite pit stops is the Date Cafe where a perfectly barista-made cappuccino costs about $2.