Myanmar coffee gains market share amid rising demand from first world

Myanmar coffee is gaining market share globally and opportunities for local coffee producers to gain international exposure have been on the rise over the past two years. “Although local coffee producers have had to work without good foreign market connections and experience in the past, they were still able to sell coffee to many countries […]

Excitement Brewing for Coffee Producer

Some people may joke that their life is nothing without coffee. But for Daw Shwe Wah Soe – this is not that far from the truth. Daw Shwe Wah Soe graduated from university with an agricultural major in 1985. At the time, she knew very little about how coffee went from bean to beverage. “I […]

Myanmar coffee producers lag behind neighbouring countries

YANGON – Despite the fact that Myanmar has many fertile upland areas, the country is not known as a major coffee producer unlike neighbours Laos and nearby Vietnam. In recent years, local entrepreneurs have been exploring new ways to grow and market coffee domestically and abroad, with Ngwe Tun, the founder of Genuis Shan Highlands […]

80 tonnes of Myanmar coffee to ship to America and China (Taipei) this year

About 80 tonnes of Myanmar’s coffee is planned to be exported to the US and China (Taipei) this year, according to the Myanmar Coffee Association. In 2016, about 40 tonnes of Arabica produced from Ywangan were exported to these markets. The export volume is is being boosted this year, said U Win Aung Kyaw, the […]

Arabica coffee export to America to quintuple in 2016

  The export of Arabica coffee to America will increase by five times in 2016, it is learnt from Winrock International. Arabica coffee is produced in Ywangan Township, Shan State. Winrock, a U.S. based non-profit organization that aids development around the world, helped Myanmar’s quality Arabica coffee to penetrate international market. Forty tonnes of quality […]

Myanmar coffee set for sale in America

MYANMAR Special Arabica coffee cultivated in townships of Shan State and Pyin-Oo-Lwin in Mandalay Region will be first exported to America, according to the Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA). In April, a container load of coffee was exported to Switzerland, allowing the exporters to earn US$ 3,800-4,000 per tonne. Winrock International helped Myanmar coffee to meet […]

Japanese buyers put off by high prices of Myanmar coffee

AN appreciation in the value of coffee beans this year from Ywangan township, located in the Danu Self Administrative Region of Shan State, has put off Japanese buyers, according to the Mandalay Coffee Association (MCA). A ton of Ywangan coffee beans fetched $3,300 in 2015. But this month, which marks the end of the 2016 […]

Myanmar coffee scene fuelled by middle class caffeine high

YANGON – Behind a wooden counter in downtown Yangon’s Coffee Club, the unmistakable hiss of a barista steaming milk briefly drowns out a funky soundtrack piped through a store filled with students glued to their smartphones. In any other Asian capital it would be a ubiquitous sight. But in Yangon, this is something new. Long […]