Caffeine a la Myanmar

by Gordon…

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.

Categories Myanmar

6 thoughts on “Caffeine a la Myanmar

  1. oooooh all these stories are making me excited for our coming visit. So many things to do and enjoy including the very simple pleasures of life ….like a great coffee with friends. XXXX

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    1. Can’t wait 😊


  2. And your machine, passed on to me/us in about 2008 still elicits a thank you nod as it makes me a lovely capo every morning. Aaaaah.

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    1. Yay to breville! Xx


  3. Veronica Pansaru January 22, 2019 — 3:42 pm

    Sounds divine – on my visit i shall have to shelve coffee embargo “occasionally.”
    Marilyn and i ebjoy your blogs very much…thank you…we are the Kingscliff fan club!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nice to know we have a fan club!!!!


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