Let’s check out the history of coffee in Vietnam. Coffee was first introduced around 1875 by the French. Coffee production grew in the early 20th century, but production was interrupted because to the Vietnam War.
Production of coffee continued after the end of the Vietnam War, but it was slow. It wasn’t until 1986 when privately owned businesses were permitted to work again, did the coffee production increase. Around this time, many major coffee companies in Vietnam were established. By the late 1990s, Vietnam became the world’s second largest coffee producer.
Robusta coffee beans are about 97% of the Vietnam's coffee production. Recently, Vietnam has been focusing on spreading the growth of Arabica beans to provide exporters a higher quality coffee bean.Vietnam also produces mixed coffee beans and a specialized coffee bean called cà phê chồn, known as weasel coffee.
Coffee in Vietnam is grown in the various region. In the Central Highlands containing DakLak, Gia Lai, Kontum, Lam Dong, Boun Me Thuot. Coffee is also produced in the Southeast region containing Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung tau, Binh Phuoc, and in the central coastal region. Coffee in Vietnam is different as they blend various coffee beans while balancing the coffee’s body and acidity level, to create unique flavors. Condensed milk is use as a replacement for milk because it is easier to find and store. Condensed milk also makes a great sweetener.
Vietnam exports more than 1.8 million tons of coffee yearly, no wonder it is the number two exporter for over 20 years! Be on the lookout for Fivesso’s Crowdfunding Campaign in June.
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