Mandalay Coffee borrows $596K from Yoma to double export volume

Mandalay Coffee Group (MCG) has signed a funding agreement with Yoma Bank last week to provide K800 million (US$596,000) financial support to coffee farmers to improve their output. MCG is a coffee processor and exporter based in Mandalay, comprising 42 individual shareholders who are involved in different parts of the coffee business supply chain, such […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Following Groundbreaking Development, Burmese Coffee Arrives on US Soil

Following two years of development, Burmese specialty coffee is officially alive and thriving in the U.S. consumer market. Last week, representatives of Winrock International, USAID and the Coffee Quality Institute — three partners in the Myanmar coffee initiative under the U.S. Government’sFeed the Future program — gathered to celebrate with a public cupping at the 900 6th St. location of La Colombe Coffee Roasters in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Myanmar Coffee Association holding 2nd Annual Coffee Cupping Competition competition

The Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA) is holding the 2nd Annual Certified Coffee Cupping Competition in Pyin Oo Lwin from March 12-16 at the Mandalay Coffee Group Co. Ltd.’s processing plant, Anisakan, Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay-Lashio By-Pass Road, Mandalay Division, according to NGO Winrock International, on 14 March. Up to 60 coffee samples submitted by farmers […]