Our Story

Genius Shan Highlands Coffee started processing and roasting coffee in late 2012. We have since opened a nursery for testing some of the finest varieties of Arabica from around the world and planted acres of hillside plantains. We also opened processing and roasting facilities and a dry mill.
Our Coffee is growing and production is based in Ywar Ngan Township in Southern Shan State. Our roasting, distribution and cafe are located in Yangon. Genius is selling our coffee in retail market, coffee shops, hotels, airport and at soecuak events. Central to our business model is an ethos of social responsibility. We honor our famers and their families by supporting community development projects in the villages which produce our Genius Coffee. Our coffee growers are members of the Danu Hill Tribe. Our Danu farmers work the same hills as their ancestor. Their knowledge of their lands and their partnership with Genius benefit their people by bringing much needed development to their villages. They also receive competitive compensation to provide for their families and ensure positive life out comes for their children. We also contribute to support local education, healthcare and forestry efforts. Genius currently employs 30 full time staff, and we have organized over 100 of Southern Shan State's farmers to grow our coffee.