MYANMAR'S FINEST COFFEE
Sawbwa Coffee Co. of Rangoon - roasters of Burma's highest Specialty Coffee Association of America rated coffees and suppliers to some of Myanmar's leading venues.
Artisan coffee roasters, Sawbwa have designed a range of world-class specialty coffees tailored to the ways that people drink coffee today.
"The first coffee in Myanmar to reach Sharky's standards...
A revelation in Yangon's coffee scene."
"Yay chan pyin makes the perfect bulletproof coffee...
... don't bother with anything else! If you aren't drinking Sawbwa you aren't cool!"
"YANGON'S COFFEE MASTERS."
TASTES & TALES OF BURMA
Sawbwa Coffee Co. celebrate the vibrancy of Myanmar. Each distinct coffee in our range is mirrored in a classic tale of Burmese folklore and myth.
Each 200g bag of Sawbwa Coffee comes with an original artwork from illustrator Benedict Flanagan.
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...
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.View