Coffee growers care for plantations in monsoon, aiming for better prices

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A coffee plantation in PyinOoLwin.

This is the time to provide care to coffee plantations during monsoon season so that their coffee beans will get better prices in the following months, said coffee growers.
Removing weeds and nourishing the soil are necessary for coffee plants during the monsoon season.
“Generally, during monsoon season, we have to take care of coffee plants. Removing weeds and fertilizing the soil need to be done quickly, even when it is raining, and we have to hire external labour to do this. Our business includes from plantation to making finished products, so we are now busy in plantation while the finished product market is quiet. We need to take care of plants during monsoon season so that coffee beans can get higher prices and the production of beans will grow,” said Ma Khine Khine, who runs KK Natural Brewed Coffee and Coffee Beans Trading from PyinOoLwin Township.
This year, packaged coffee has gained high prices, though raw coffee prices have been sluggish.
“PyinOoLwin’s coffee market is good when tourist arrival is large. The market is slowing this year. Here, the coffee price doesn’t get much higher. But packaged products’ price gets high due to rising cost,” she added. — Thit Taw/ZS/ED

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