Coffee beans are all around us.
They are used in everything from baking to coffee creamer to coffee mugs, but in Myanmar, where coffee is often a national delicacy, they have become a symbol of oppression.
Many believe the coffee bean, which can be found in the country’s three main regions, represents the countrys past oppression.
“In Myanmar, it was considered a sin to drink coffee.
If a foreigner went there and drank coffee, he would be thrown into a lake,” said Thaw Maung Maungi, a resident of Myanmar’s eastern Nakhon Sawan province.
The countrys traditional coffee farming system has been under threat since the late 1990s, when the country became an independent country.
In 2003, the Burmese government banned the coffee trade, and farmers in Myanmar are required to pay a hefty fine for each kilogram of coffee they sell.
Since then, the coffee market has dwindled, and most farmers have been forced to go into debt, leaving many struggling.
“There is no other way out,” said Taw Taw Yint, who owns a coffee shop in a small town in the southern region of Nakhoon Sawan.
Yint said that the coffee industry has been completely decimated since the military launched a military campaign against the farmers, and that many are struggling financially.
“I don’t know what I will do with my money, what to do with it,” he said.
Maung said that since the country has become independent, many farmers have lost their livelihoods, as well as their jobs.
Many farmers in the northern region of Myanmar have had to abandon their fields in search of better markets, and many of them are struggling to find money to survive.
“The coffee industry in the north of the country is in dire straits.
Many of our farmers are losing their livelihood,” said Maungyi, who also said that coffee is the only livelihood in Myanmar.
The military also tried to suppress coffee exports, which they believed would be used to fund the Myanmar National Army.
However, coffee has not been a priority for the government since the 1980s, and in recent years, exports have decreased.
In 2011, the government announced a plan to bring in a coffee import tax that would raise $200 million, and it will soon be applied to all types of coffee.
The government has also increased the price of coffee beans to deter foreign companies from sourcing from Myanmar.
But the coffee farmers say that this tax will only worsen their situation.
“The government is trying to use the coffee tax to support the Myanmar government.
We will not accept this.
We don’t have enough money,” said Yint.