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. […]

Myanmar’s coffee growers bank on specialty niche

MANDALAY, Myanmar — When Tin Win Win opened Fuji Coffee House and Restaurant in Yangon in 1996, she had to make special trips abroad to source quality coffee beans. “She used to hand carry back Brazilian and African beans and process them with a mini-roaster,” recalled her son, Thu Zaw, who now heads the family’s […]

Australian coffee franchise plans Myanmar expansion

The local operator of Australian coffee franchise Gloria Jean’s has recently opened its first branch in Yangon and plans to open at least eight more outlets across the country. Seezar Soesan, which holds the sole rights to operate the Gloria Jean’s franchise in Myanmar, opened its first cafe in Myanmar Plaza in January. Its second […]