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Producing Region

Central Highlands - DakLak, Gia Lai, Kontum, Lam Dong, Buon Me Thuot. Southeast - Dong Nai, Ba Ria–Vung tau, Binh Phuoc

Harvest

Arabica: December - January. Robusta: January - March

Coffee in Vietnam began at the end of the 19th century with French colonists in the mid 1800’s. Growing began with large colonist owned plantations. The country has had to weather major conflicts from the Second World War to its own deeply divisive and destructive war that only ended in 1975. Following the end of the war and unification of North and South Vietnam, all coffee farms were state owned and operated as co-operatives.  In 1986, reforms were introduced that allowed privately owned enterprises. Robusta coffee production surged, Vietnam at the time was ranked as the world’s 21st largest producer, in 2016 it is the 2nd largest producer. It remains the largest Robusta grower with Arabica only accounting for around 4% of annual production.  Many farmers are now being encouraged to focus on quality Arabica’s, currently a work in progress with overseas traders, government and foreign companies.

Vietnam has an interesting mix of Arabica varietals and from the classic Bourbon Typica Cuba to Excelsa Chari. While Robusta’s continue to be the dominant crop, Arabica development will be confined to farmers willing to innovate and experiment with a focus on creating a speciality/microlot style coffee.

We import Vietnamese coffees from our partner company Dakman based in the Central Highlands. Most of these are Robusta’s; from a Fair Trade lot to Grade 1 Screen 16, Wet Polished and a Screen 16. We carry two Washed Arabica including the Screen 18 Langbiang.

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Origin Profile

Capital Hanoi
Area 332, 559 square kilometres
Population 93 million
Language Vietnamese
Currency Vietnamese Dong
Annual Production Estimated at 1.758 million tonnes, 97% Robusta
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Producing Regions Central Highlands - DakLak, Gia Lai, Kontum, Lam Dong, Buon Me Thuot. Southeast - Dong Nai, Ba Ria–Vung tau, Binh Phuoc
Coffee Varietals Arabica: Bourbon Typica, Catura Amarello, Mondo Nova. Excelsa: Chari. Robusta: Central African Republic in origin
Terrain Mountain ranges, central plateau and costal plians.
Altitude 500 – 700 MASL for Robusta
Soil Deep, red, rich soil
Processing Washed and Natural Robusta. Washed only Arabica

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