Harvesting Time

November to April

 

Plantation

Sithar Coffee Estate, Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Division

Sithar Coffee is a 40 Acremodel estate of our group, located near Anisakan, Pyin Oo Lwin, on Mandalay to China Highway. The estate is elevated above 3300+ ft (1100m). Only natural forest and silver oaks are used as shade trees while only bio-fertilizer is used at this farm and organicand fair trade certification is underway.

Few of the coffee varieties grown at Sithar Coffee Estate are SL34, S795, and Catimor.

We also provide eco tourism package tours to Sithar Coffee Estate. Visitors can learn about coffee plantation and processing, while can cup fresh brew coffee and take back coffee souvenirs back to their home countries.

 

Sithar coffee History

Coffee was first introduced in Myanmar 130 years ago.

1885 : Missionaries started growing coffee in Myanmar (then Burma) at Myeik & Dawei
Robusta coffee was also introduced  around Tan Daung Gyi area at Kayin State and still continues to this day.

1930 : Missionaries introduced Arabica coffee in Southern and Northern Shan State, and around Pyin Oo Lwin (May Myo)

1934 : A large 120-acre Arabica coffee plantation was introduced at Chaungwe at Naung Cho Township at Northern Shan State.

1936 : Myanmar’s total coffee production was 268 tons with imports of 175 tons.

1996 : We entered into coffee business and established relationship with UCC and started importing green coffee beans from Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa.

2004 : Government of Myanmar laid down a strategy to extend cultivated areas of Arabica coffee up to 100,000 acres – 50,000 acres of suitable plantaion sites were selected around Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Division, and Naung Cho in Nothern Shan State.

Sithar Coffee entered into coffee plantation business.

Sithar Coffee entered into equipment distribution business for Ho.Re.Ca.

2015: Sithar Coffee invested in the Mandalay Coffee Group’s Processing Plant.

Sithar Coffee invested a Bakery & Gelato Manufacturing with YKKO Group of Companies

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