Myanmar – Another Southeast Asian nation is making waves in the coffee business just the last couple years even though it has a long history as a coffee producer, which is not widely known. Coffee beans were introduced to Myanmar as far back as 1885, but it was not until the 1930s that they were grown in Shan State where the elevation is about 1,100 – 1,200 metres above sea level. Plus the cool, low humidity weather, and ample rainfall, which is ideal for growing Arabica bean varieties. This has brought Myanmar being recognized as a producer of high-grade, "specialty" coffees with unique flavors.