Due to the lack of technology and a strong market, coffee growers and producers are still facing the challenges despite Myanmar has more than 35,000 acres of coffee plantations which can produce 12,000 tons of coffee per yield20 มีนาคม 2562
Myanmar has more than 35,000 acres of coffee plantations, most of which are grown in Shan State and Mandalay Region, according to coffee entrepreneurs.
Those plantations can produce 12,000 tons of coffee per yield. Of them, 85 percent is Arabica, 14 percent Robusta and one percent other kinds of coffee.
Although Myanmar has specialty coffee species, coffee growers and producers still face challenges due to the lack of technology and a strong market.
A ceremony of public coffee cupping took place on March 14 in which tasters from Singapore, Hong Kong and Myanmar testing the quality of five samples of coffee seeds produced from Ywangan in Shan State.
Genius Coffee in Myanmar is exporting internationally marketable specialty coffee. The samples of the five coffee seeds are named Geisha, Pink Bourborn, Yellow Cattura, Red Catual and Saramon. The marking was given after deciding the 10 norms related to quality, aroma and taste.
Ngwe Tun, founder of Genius Coffee said: "According to the international standards, coffee will be become specialty if it gets over 80 marks. Our Myanmar coffee seeds are over 80 marks. Geisha coffee produced from Alekaingkyun Village in Ywangan Township gets 91.25 marks. It is regarded as Myanmar's best coffee. I am very glad that Genius Shan Taung Myint Coffee can produce the best coffee. Like coffee we imported from Panama four years ago, we can product it now. I believe that new coffee species from Ywangan will penetrate the international market.
(Eleven Media Group: https://elevenmyanmar.com/news/myanmar-has-over-35000-acres-of-coffee-plantations )