Cafe Genius

Cafe in Yangon

This cute cubbyhole of a cafe offers decent Fair Trade coffee, tea, smoothies and sandwiches, and it makes a good retreat from the surrounding chaos of downtown. Its coffee is sourced from the highlands of Shan State.

Beans can be bought by the bag, with 10% of sale proceeds donated to schools in the villages of farming families. Farmers are taught about minimising deforestation and using no harmful pesticides, and are encouraged to plant shade trees to help preserve the ecosystem.