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