Ruby Hills Estate is based in Mogok, a deep mountainous area in the north of Mandalay, its name reflecting the world famous and highly prized rubies that come from this region. This is a remote and inaccessible area for foreigners who can only access with permission from the government.
The farm is family owned and operated by Arrow Brothers, growing and processing coffee since 2002. It has 65 acres and an elevation of 1220-1525masl. Thi Ha Gyawalie is taking the lead in growing and processing coffees at his family farm. A Certified Q Grader and Processing Professional (CQI), Thi Ha is an avid experimenter interested in carbonic maceration and crafting interesting new profiles.
The farm started with Catimor H528 (from Thailand), but are also growing new varieties including Gesha, Pacamara, SL-34, Caturra, Catuai, and Jamaican Blue Mountain. They now hold EU Organic Certification in their farm for all coffees.