What’s brewing? Myanmar’s growing coffee industry

In a country where a sachet of instant coffee costs just 50 kyats, how can you convince consumers to savor a cup of premium coffee for upwards of 2000 kyats? This is just one of the many hurdles that Myanmar’s coffee industry needs to overcome in order to develop in to a more profitable model. […]

Tea Exports to Start This Year

Myanmar tea will be exported by the end of 2015, U Htun Myaing, chairman of Myanmar Tea Producers Association told Myanmar Business Today. “Technical assistance, such as organic planting methods, is being provided to tea farmers so that the products can match international standards,” he said. The association claimed that foreign countries enact stricter standards, […]

Local, fair-trade coffee in Yangon? That’s Genius

Rubber, rice, fisheries, beans and pulses – the list of primary products Myanmar exports is well enough known. And then Ko Ngwe Tun thought: Why not coffee? Ko Ngwe Tun is familiar with his country’s geography. He knew where to find the right climate and the rich soil needed to grow the best coffee trees. […]