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Overseas demand for locally-produced coffee expected to rise in 2018

Prospects are looking good for the Myanmar coffee industry, with coffee prices kicking off the New Year on a high level and domestic market conditions looking rather positive, coffee plantation workers said. The market price for ripe coffee cherries harvested in December is now K800-K900 per viss (1.6kg), which is at the higher end of […]

Coffee growers in Ywangan (Shan State) achieve designation protecting its name

Ywangan, the township in Shan State that has become known for its quality coffee, has achieved a Geographical Indication (GI), the same designation that protects the Champagne region in France from copycats. Companies that want to produce and sell coffee products under the name of Ywangan coffee will now be charged a fee, following Ywangan […]

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 […]

Over 40 tonnes of coffee to be exported to Taipei and South Korea

Over 40 tonnes of coffee produced from Ywar Ngan Township are to be exported to Taipei and South Korea, according to the Ywar Ngan Coffee Association. The coffee received 87 out of 100 marks for it’s quality, color, fragrance and taste. “Currently, 18 tonnes has been exported to Taipei. Samples of coffee have been already […]

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 […]