2015 was a big year for Myanmar coffee. With the assistance of CQI in partnership with Winrock International, they held their first national coffee competition and from the success of that event, they are now a force to be reckoned with. Of the nearly 60 samples entered, almost 40% of them cupped at a score of 80 or above.
CQI is helping drive these quality improvement initiatives and connecting Myanmar coffee growers to quality driven markets and long lasting buyer Connections. We are working with the Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA) to guide and support this new powerhouse as they plan their organization’s vision: creating pathways to prosperity for the Myanmar coffee industry. MCA leaders are dedicated to providing their members with technical training and professional development opportunities, information sharing, industry representation and advocacy, and building access to international markets.
Types of varieties grown in Myanmar include:
- Costa Rica catimors 5175 and 8667