Vietnamese coffee production: Secret to gain success.

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Vietnam has not been a strange name for every coffee lover in the world but there are a few people that know about the key to gain success in Vietnamese coffee production.

History of Vietnamese coffee production

It is believed that the first coffee tree was introduced to Vietnam by the French about 160 years ago. The French brought the Arabica to Son La and Dien Bien province then they experimented in the Central Highlands of Vietnam but did not gain any success due to the unfavorable weather. Instead of growing Arabica coffee, they grew Robusta-another type of coffee, and had a good harvest. 

It was not until the 1980s of Renovation in Vietnam did the Vietnamese coffee production develop. When the coffee price in the world increased, Vietnamese coffee production gained a boom in prices. 

Types of Vietnamese coffee production

Vietnam is one of the leading global coffee suppliers that produce some main kinds of coffee:

Green beans

The coffee cherries after harvesting will be brought to process. After 3 ways of processing, coffee beans are called green beans. Vietnamese coffee production is mainly about Robusta green beans, occupying approximately 90% in total exporting quantities.

Roasted and coffee powder 

Although Vietnam has always been the world’s largest coffee supplier, the export value of Vietnamese coffee products is not very high because Vietnam mainly provides green beans, but processed coffee is a high-quality type that brings more value. roasted and ground coffee are low, of which the total proportion of these two types is only around 5%.


Roasted coffee beans main market

Processions to have green beans coffee

Vietnamese coffee production has been popular many times. The secret to make that popularity is in processions.

Fully-dried coffee beans

Coffee beans are brought to dry under the sunshine for about 1 month until the beans have required moisture. This type of method makes the coffee beans richer in flavour for many types of coffee drinks.

Semi-washed coffee beans

This method is also called honey coffee because the final products have a colour like honey. Farmers remove a little pulp on the coffee cherries and then bring them to the greenhouse for drying in about 9 to 12 days.

Fully-washed coffee beans

This method is to soak coffee beans with some enzymes to ferment for 12 to 36 hours. This helps to reach the required moisture faster, shortening the processing time that improves the quality of Vietnamese coffee production.

Factors that affect Vietnamese coffee production

There are many elements that can both boost and harm the Vietnamese coffee production and take two main types as examples: 

Effect of supply

Vietnamese coffee production really depends on external influences. For example, the climate of the local regions that grow coffee trees plays a vital role in Vietnamese coffee production such as temperature change, frost, hail, rainstorm, El Nino, La Nina phenomena, drought, flood, pest, fertilizer quality directly affect the production process. Vietnamese coffee production is forecast to decrease by 15% due to the impact of the flood in October, 2020 and drought in May and June 2020. However, this year’s crop, harvesting techniques and post-harvest drying have been focused, therefore the quality of Vietnamese coffee production is higher than before.

Effect of global demand marketplace and shipment

Vietnam’s coffee exports have decreased since the beginning of 2021, mainly due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on global coffee consumption, while the shortage

containers and rising sea freight rates, especially shipments to the US and Europe – 2 biggest coffee consuming markets of Vietnam.

The shortage of containers for shipments continues to be the main factor limiting the

coffee trade that leads to lower Vietnamese coffee production.

The company marks its name at the top of the position in the Vietnamese coffee production industry


Established in 1996 and has developed through about 25 years in the Vietnamese coffee production industry, K-Agriculture now become one of the leading companies that promote Vietnamese coffee production by creating conditions for producing activities. During this time, K-Agri has tried to bring Vietnamese coffee products to more than 80 countries around the world and gain many reputations.



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