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Many of you will certainly not know that Vietnam is one of the largest coffee producing countries in the world, to be precise the 2nd largest coffee producer in the world; until a few years ago they were mainly focused on ROBUSTA type coffee, especially due to the low altitudes, but in recent years we have had a reversal of the situation, with a prevalence of Arabica, although not of high quality.
A bit of history.
Coffee was introduced in Vietnam in the mid-1800s by the French, but no kind of exciting moment, let's say, began until the first decade of the 1900s, plus there was the Vietnam War who interrupted its cultivation; after which it had an exponential growth until it reached considerable levels of tons of coffee produced.
From the 90s the birth of large companies dedicated to the production of coffee was allowed.
In the late 1990s, close to 2000, coffee production doubled and this obviously had a devastating impact on the global price of coffee.
Thus it was that Vietnam became the 2nd largest producer of coffee in the world, in particular Robusta, which nevertheless also affected the price of Arabica for obvious reasons ...
Vietnamese coffee, compared to other Robusta coffees grown in other regions of the world, tends to have a lower acidity, a softer body and a good balance, and it is for this reason that it is used in many blends to give an even cream. richer and an even more decisive body, as in some of our finest blends!
The Arabica areas are located in the NORTH of Vietnam with some small "nuances" in the central area.
Good continuation and the next reading!