Shwe Ywar Ngan
Working closely with Ywar Ngan’s Danu Hill Tribe high in the Southern Shan State, the Shwe Ywar Ngan Coffee produces some Myanmar’s finest Arabica coffee. The area’s fertile red and yellow soil coupled with ideal elevation and consistent rainfall help make Ywar Ngan a particularly accommodating environment for growing coffee.
ProcessWashed / Natural / Honey
Altitude1300 - 1660m
The Danu Hill Tribe are long-time residents of the Ywar Ngan Township. Hundreds of farmers work on small plots between one and five acres each, tending to the same land that their ancestors did before them. Since pesticides are forbidden in this township, its residents produce in an organic style (although not yet formally organic certified). Shwe Ywar Ngan Coffee works closely with each farmer to ensure that their farming practices meet global specialty coffee standards via training, assistance and daily discussion.
Free of pesticides and chemicals, Shwe Ywar Ngan Coffee is grown under a variety of fruit and perennial shade trees. Cherries are hand-picked. Most are fully washed at the township’s newly-created central processing facility, while others are processed naturally on raised African drying beds or blanketed in sweet mucilage then sun-soaked in a honey style. Coffee trees are grown between 1300 – 1660 meters. Only natural fertilizers are used.