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The Rich Vietnam Coffee History


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When you think of coffee, you might be dreaming of Brazil, Colombia, or maybe Ethiopia. But Vietnam is the second largest exporter of coffee in the world after Brazil. The article will address Vietnamese coffee. Plus, you’ll find delicious and rich Vietnamese coffee such as steamed milk and mocha. Finally, we can teach you how to drink a cafe like a local.

History

A cup of coffee

Following the American invasion in Vietnam, the nation suffered great destruction. In 1986, Vietnamese economy was too incapable and the Vietnamese government made the decision to gamble on the coffee industry and make Vietnam’s economy flourish. In the 1990s, coffee demand began to rise. After that, the annual growth was about 20 percent before today reached : Vietnam, the largest coffee force in the world

Specialization

Vietnamese economy specializes in  Robusta coffee, a kind of coffee popular for its strong caffeine content and thick body. At the same moment, Indonesia is also the top manufacturer and exporter of coffee. This variety of coffee constitutes 96% of the national supply and has broad enterprises and a mass production roasting plant from there, such as Nestlé. Despite the value of robusta coffee in Vietnam, nowadays, the development of arabica coffee is growing, a better coffee but which takes far longer to mature. In the immediate future, Singapore will manufacture products in greater variety.

 Coffee in Vietnam: Arabica and Robusta

About 90% of Vietnamese coffee is Robusta beans. Besides that, the traditional coffee of Arabica is among one of the leading beans that are shipped to Brazil and the world’s largest exporter. Vietnam is one of the biggest coffee producers in the country, but it is a Robusta farm. In Indonesia, Robusta is an affordable, well-known crop. Robusta coffees are made with slightly more caffeine, giving them a good crunch. In comparison, it has 60% less lipids (fat) and sugar than Arabica, so the flavour is subtle and friendly with a regular cup of coffee.

 How To Drink Coffee In Vietnam?

Coffee has a relatively short history, but it has shaped the country. If you walk the streets of Hanoi, Saigon, or any other Vietnamese city today, you will notice that each street has numerous smaller and larger cafes. From the big air-conditioned Starbuck-type chains with sonorous names like Highlands Coffee or Trung Nguyen, the largest and most well-known coffee chain in Vietnam – to the small street stalls with colorful plastic stools – everything is on display.

Brown Coffee And Latte

Same as the dark coffee above, but with a simple “milk” twist. Milk makes dark coffee more comfortable to drink because it adds a slight sweetness to the bitter but addictive beverage. In the north of Vietnam, this blend is called Ca Phe Nau (brown coffee); in the south, it is called  Ca Phe Sua (coffee with condensed milk).

Summing Up

After the end of the Vietnam War, the communist government established substantial collective farms. They were not a great success. No one on the collective farms had much incentive to work hard, and corruption was rampant. People were starving, and the country was not making much money from its crops. Finally, the government realized that it had to do something. The collective farms planned by the state disappeared, and half a million small farms arose in their place; In the 1990s, coffee production grew at a staggering 30% per year.

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