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Fast-Growing Coffee Sector Looks for Extra Shot of Support From Government

YANGON— Myanmar’s coffee market is growing robustly, with the country’s beans attracting increasing interest in international markets as well as locally, industry sources said. U Min Hlaing, secretary of the Myanmar Coffee Association, said demand for Myanmar coffee has surged in the past few years and it is now being exported to more than a […]

Starbucks to Open First Myanmar Location

Starbucks will open its first coffee shop in Myanmar at the Sule Square Mall in downtown Yangon. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) officially endorsed the service provider Coffee Concepts Myanmar Limited (CCM) to be the sole operator for catering and sales of Starbucks food and beverages; sales of Starbucks brand products, and the operation of […]

Global standards issued for local coffee producers

IN a bid to promote local coffee to the international market, the Agriculture Department will be issuing a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificate to qualified local coffee producers this year, said Daw May Thet Hlaing, a coffee expert from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre. Local coffee producers who meet a list of […]

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 […]

Switzerland to Buy Myanmar Coffee as Industry Explores New Markets for Quality Beans

Myanmar will send 18 tons of medium-grade coffee to Switzerland this month, the latest ship­ment to one of several far-flung richer countries that are seen as vital to sustaining the nascent in­dustry. It will be the second 18 ton shipment to the coun­try, following a batch that was sent last year, the My­anmar Coffee Association […]

US to Give $150k of Equipment to Coffee Growers in Shan Township

​​ The United States Agency for Inter­national Develop­ment (USAID) will offer $150,000 worth of equip­ment to help coffee culti­vators in southern Shan state, an industry official has said. U Ye Myint, chairman of Myanmar Coffee Associa­tion (MCA), said the pro­gram will help growers in Ywar Ngan township. “The United States is the only country helping […]

Coffee Not caffeine, Say Industry Experts

Look out Colombia. And stand back, Brazil: Myanmar coffee is coming. Though coffee has been grown in this country for 100 years, production volumes were low and the quality was hidden under a bushel. But now international aficionados are starting to take Myanmar seriously as a producer of first-class joe. Marcelo A Pereira Magnere, a […]

Port to handle fuel oil to be established in Mandalay

Myanmar Energy Sector Development Public Company Limited will establish a port in Mandalay which meets international standards in loading and unloading of fuel oil. The project will be carried out near the confluence of the Ayeyawady and Dottawady rivers in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region. The construction of the buildings will take about a year. The […]

Coffee processing machines to be operational by early September

Machines for coffee processing in the plant owned by the Mandalay Coffee Group Company Limited will be operational in early September. Professional coffee processing services using the machines will be offered free of charge to the coffee growers, it is learnt from the Mandalay Coffee Group Company. The coffee machines in the plant are being […]

10,000 free coffee plants to be distributed to farmers in Ywagan

The Myanmar Coffee Association will give about 10,000 free coffee plants to the coffee cultivators from Ywangan in Southern Shan State this fiscal year, according to U Ye Myint, the chairman of Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA). “There is a limitation to giving coffee plants free of charge. This year, they will give freely about 10,000 […]