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MYANMAR'S FINEST COFFEE

ASIA'S NEW COFFEE SUPERSTAR

Working closely with partner farm cooperatives, Sawbwa Coffee Co. bring you a taste of Burma's nascent specialty coffee sector.

Over the past five years, Myanmar has begun producing coffee regarded by experts as some of the world’s best.

Sawbwa search the country for the most exceptional community beans, buying direct from small farms and batch roasting fresh in Rangoon.

Our renowned single origin beans come from the villages of Bant Sawk, Pway Na Phar and Yay Chan Pyin.

In 2019, Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCA) Q-Graders awarded Bant Sawk a cupping score of 89.25 - making it the best coffee in the whole of Myanmar. For the past two years, Sawbwa Coffee Co. have been the only company to pre-finance the farm’s development as a world-class producer of specialty coffee.

Sawbwa’s Yay Chan Pyin is a fine example of specialty coffee at it’s best. Roasted in the light Nordic fashion, the coffee produces a vibrant tea-like taste when brewed using a filter or Chemex.

Pway Na Phar, graded by the SCA as the best bean in Myanmar in 2017, hails from a Southern Shan community famous for their meticulous attention to detail and quality. Our roast, perfect for use in a cafetiere, showcases the apple acidity and dark berry nuances of the bean.

OUR COFFEE

"The first coffee in Myanmar to reach Sharky's standards...

A revelation in Yangon's coffee scene."

U Ye Htut Win - Founder of Sharky's and lead judge on MasterChef

"Yay chan pyin makes the perfect bulletproof coffee...

... don't bother with anything else! If you aren't drinking Sawbwa you aren't cool!

Lynn Yang Wolf - Founder, Wolf Kitchen, Keto By Wolf

"YANGON'S COFFEE MASTERS."

MODA Magazine, December 2018

TASTES & TALES OF BURMA

#POPPYTOCOFFEE

HOPONG REGION, SOUTHERN SHAN STATE

As coffee roasters, our most vital work lies in supporting the ground-breaking progress of Myanmar's remarkable coffee farmers.

In Hopong, Southern Shan, a movement that Sawbwa Coffee Co. has supported from it's inception is picking up global traction...

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ON INDIGO MOUNTAIN

Our most treasured bean, Bant Sawk, comes from remote Hopong, high in the Shan Hills.

The villagers of Bant Sawk derive the majority of their income from the farming of poppies, characteristic of the ‘Golden Triangle’s’ illicit trade in opiates.

In line with national and regional developments, the village is committed to ending their reliance on the cultivation of poppies: following the lauded example of Thailand, the community have begun transitioning to the farming of specialty coffee.

FUTURE COFFEE, NOW!

For the past two years, Sawbwa has invested in the village to help develop specialty-grade processing infrastructure. We feel Hopong is one of Myanmar’s most promising coffee growing regions.

In 2019, our pre-financing of the Indigo Mountain Cooperative allowed the group to establish a new office in Hopong, and vastly increase processing facilities - seeing the cooperative grow from two to six farms.

This year - at the village’s third specialty coffee harvest - SCAA tasters graded Bant Sawk’s beans the best in the entire country - a score of 89.25 is the highest ever awarded to a Myanmar bean.

With this progress, Myanmar coffee has quickly been elevated to some of the most interesting and highly sought after in the world - the remaining harvests of our partner farms have been purchased by specialty coffee shops the world over.

Next year, many more poppy fields will be converted to coffee plantation.

COMING SOON: INDIGO MOUNTAIN

Try our newest coffee - Indigo Mountain - from Mong Nwet community, Hopong. Light notes of blueberry and bubblegum. Includes original artwork from one of Myanmar's most lauded young artists, Chuu Wai Nyein, depicting the origin story of the Pa'O people.

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