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Capitalizing on early export success in Myanmar’s specialty coffee

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Myanmar plans to increase exports from 8,000 tons to 60,000 tons by 2030

And to increase coffee growth from an average of 50,000 tons to 200,000 tons by 2030

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation



With the growing consumption of both global and domestic coffee, there is significant scope for coffee to drive incomes and business opportunities. Myanmar’s coffee has gained praise for its quality and taste in international coffee fairs. Exports of its specialty coffee to the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea have steadily increased in recent years.


  • Improving quality and quantity of Myanmar’s specialty coffee.  

  • Understanding and accessing the world’s specialty coffee market. 

  • Supporting the establishment of the Myanmar Coffee Research Center and Training School in Pyin Oo Lwin. 

  • Promoting Myanmar’s specialty coffee locally and abroad. 

  • Leveraging Myanmar’s coffee success and broadening to new regions. 

WG Leads:

  • Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA)

  • Winrock International


  • Agri First

  • Amara Coffee

  • Agribusiness and Rural Development Consultants (ARDC)

  • Burma Coffee

  • Central Cooperative Society (CSS)

  • Department of Agriculture, Coffee & Seasonal Crops Division

  • Element

  • Euro Chem Agro Asia

  • Genius Shan Highlands Coffee

  • Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

  • Mandalay Coffee Group (MCG)

  • Mandalay Green City Public Company Limited (MGPC)

  • Myanma Awba Group

  • Myanmar Barista Association

  • Nestle Myanmar

  • Sabanan/Karin Coffee

  • Sithar Coffee

  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • World Vision Myanmar

  • Yoma Strategic Holdings

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