On February 1, the Myanmar military staged a coup d’etat, overthrowing the Southeast Asian country’s government. This restricting takeover, involving the detainments of government officials and internet shutdowns, came after a 12-year quasi-democratic rule under State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s armed forces, ordered a full internet blackout, and many were worried about what may happen outside of the world’s eyes. In 1988 and 1997, amidst similar protests, the military abducted and tortured demonstrators, and even started shooting people in the street. The internet blackout ended after a day, but access to social media remains blocked as of February 7. Demonstrations have continued, with protestors touting signs reading “No military coup” and calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.
The question is will those with the power to stop this incredible injustice do so, or will they simply stand by as another chapter of carnage and human misery gets written with the blood of those trying to uphold democracy?
The people of Myanmar need trade to survive which is why we are selling their great coffee. We are also labelling each and every packet of coffee that we sell with a drawing created by the protest movement.
A washed process coffee with sumptuous notes of caramel, chocolate, and orange.