Fancy Something Different? Try Our Vietnam Arabica Coffee
Vietnam Arabica Coffee is smooth and mellow with a natural sweetness, making it a great all-rounder for all your favourite coffee beverages. This medium strength coffee is medium-bodied with a low acidity. It is mild, but rich in flavour, being slightly fruity with woody and caramel notes, and it has a most delightful aroma. The perfect choice for your flat white, latte, cappuccino or macchiato.
Coffee has been cultivated on plantations in Vietnam since the mid-1800s, being first introduced by the French. It took a while for production to take off due to initial difficult growing conditions, but by the early 1900s, commercial production was increasing. The years of the Vietnam War took its toll on coffee production, with some of the main coffee growing areas being affected, but eventually, Vietnam’s coffee industry began to flourish again. Coffee production increased significantly after the Doi Moi reforms of 1986, when many new companies with an interest in coffee production were formed. Today, Vietnam is the second highest coffee producing country in the world after Brazil.
The majority of coffee grown in Vietnam is of the Robusta variety, but up to five per cent is the higher quality Arabica. This is grown mainly in the Lam Dong region of the Central Highlands, and the provinces of Thanh Hoa, Quang Tri and Son La in North Vietnam. Over the years, an improvement in farming methods has resulted in higher quality crops being produced. Coffee trees grow in fertile, volcanic soil and the high altitudes allow coffee cherries to develop slowly for optimum flavour and aroma.
Vietnam Arabica is a dark roast that is suitable for use in bean-to-cup, cafetiere, filter and espresso brewing methods.