Thiha Ram Gyawalie became the Director of the Arrow Brothers 2 years ago, since then he has applied for organic certification. At 23 Thiha is the youngest coffee producer in Myanmar, his family has been growing coffee for 14 years without making profit. This coffee won an SCA score of 87.16 in the National Cupping Competition. During non harvest months, April – November, Thiha earns his living in his tea shop.
‘ Our founder, Nat, was traveling in Myanmar in 2015 for coffee sourcing and came across with shiny-leaved wild coffee in Chin State. From the first cup of undiscovered Chin coffee she felt that she had been offered all secrets of that region.
Staying there for some weeks, she experienced impoverished living conditions first-hand, rooting in deforestation and slash-and-burn agricultural practices. This was her motivation starting the Myanmar coffee project and the beginning of an incredible story of social empowerment. ‘ Coffee from Chin Litaï – The Secret of Myanmar
TOWN Myinsakhan Hill, Bhamon Village
NAME OF THE FARM: Arrow Brothers
FARM SIZE: 65 acress
HARVEST TIME: December-March
EXPORT TIME: April/May
VOLUME PRODUCED 1.2
MT ALTITUDE: 1311 masl