Myanmar (Burma) is very new to the specialty coffee industry, with the first exportation of speciality coffee beginning in 2016. The quality of these coffees is very high and we're excited to finally be able to offer a Myanmar single origin.
The country has been troubled recently, with the UN calling the government's treatment of the Rohingya people in the western state of Rakhine ongoing genocide. Indochina Coffee are confident that their direct-trade genuinely benefits the farmers they work with. This area of Myanmar used to be mostly opium, switching to specialty coffee is better for the environment and the long-term livelihoods of the farmers.
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We spoke to Christian from Indochina Coffee about what makes coffee from Myanmar stand out amongst other Asian countries.