Coffee from Myanmar
While coffee isn’t a new crop to Myanmar, the struggles of civil war and isolation have meant cultivation exports were very low. With strong body and earthy tones, coffee from Myanmar makes for a great espresso roast.
A UN funded project aimed at replacing opium production in the Southeast Asian country has meant higher grade specialty coffee and better infrastructure, meaning it is now more easily sourced outside of Asia. The large tropical rainforest and a mountainous landscape that offers ideal climate for cultivation, is now being paired with better education and training by the Mandalay Coffee Group and Myanmar Coffee Association to grow the specialty coffee market in the region.