Vietnamese specialty coffee: unforgettable taste for coffee lovers

Vietnamese specialty coffee gives back a big economic profitability due to its outstanding taste and unique characteristics. Therefore, foreign businesses should research its basic introduction to be able to exchange goods more conveniently.

Brief introduction of Vietnamese specialty coffee

Vietnamese specialty coffee is a high-quality type of coffee in Vietnam which is preferred by a large number of coffee drinkers in the world. For that reason, a big quantity of Vietnamese specialty coffee is exported to the global market every year.

General knowledge of Vietnamese specialty coffee

The definition of specialty coffee was first published by Erna Knutsen – the founder of Knutsen Coffee Ltd – in her speech at a global coffee conference held in Montreuil, France in 1978 to refer to different types of coffee which are created in particular climates, having a single origin, unique flavor characteristics, is freshly roasted and properly brewed or linked to an exciting story. 

The World Specialty Coffee Association’s assessment process includes many steps from visual evaluation to taste tests by Coffee Quality Institute Q-Graders certified experts. Coffees that score at least 80 points or more (on a scale of 1-100) are considered specialty coffee. This scale was built by SCA based on detailed and strict requirements on 10 standards of aroma, taste, aftertaste, acidity, strength, balance, uniformity, cleanliness, and richness.

Vietnamese specialty coffee concept

Specialty coffee is considered the “third wave of coffee” after two waves of popularizing coffee consumption and consuming higher quality coffees. In other words, the trend of coffee consumption seems to be moving towards “quality” rather than “quantity”. Vietnamese specialty coffee is a concept that was first published in 2019.

Famous types of Vietnamese specialty coffee

There are some famous highlights of Vietnamese specialty coffee that are preferred by many coffee lovers: Arabica Dalat – Cau Dat, Arabica Lac Duong, Arabica Lam Dong Honey and Arabica Quang Tri specialty coffee beans. 

Arabica Dalat – Cau Dat specialty coffee beans

Arabica Dalat – Cau Dat is a Vietnamese specialty coffee bean made exclusively from hand-picked and properly cleaned Cartimor, Bourbon, or Typica cherries grown at altitudes ranging from 1550 to 1700 meters above sea level. It has a fruity, well-balanced flavor with good acidity and a hint of chocolate.

Arabica Lam Dong Honey specialty coffee beans

Arabica Lam Dong Honey, a Vietnamese specialty coffee bean, is planted at heights ranging around 1550 to 1700 meters above sea level. The honey has been willing to send out the sweetness of brown sugar while preserving a pretty good balance, and the coffee is 100 % perfectly hand-picked.

Arabica Honey coffee

Arabica Lac Duong specialty coffee beans

Arabica Lac Duong coffee beans are developed between 1450 and 1650 meters above sea level. The coffee is completely cleaned and hand-picked. Arabica Lac Duong beans provide a full-bodied flavor with chocolate and hazelnut undertones.

Arabica Quang Tri specialty coffee beans

Originating in Vietnam’s Quang Tri province, where the climate is tropical monsoon, with high temperatures, plenty of light, rain, and humidity, ideal for growing a wide range of trees. Quang Tri has roughly 5,000ha of coffee-growing land, with an average altitude of 350-500m above sea level, according to statistics. This is why Quang Tri is an ideal growing region for Arabica types, ensuring the highest quality coffee beans for clients.

Vietnamese specialty coffee’s prospective

Specialty coffee supplies are currently in short supply around the world. Meanwhile, Vietnam holds vast swaths of Robusta coffee land in five Central Highlands provinces, along with Arabica coffee land in Son La, Dien Bien, and Quang Tri, all of which have significant potential for growing Vietnamese specialty coffee.

Vietnamese specialty coffee has gained traction in the global coffee market in recent years, especially among roasters in high-demand countries.

The advantages of cultivating Vietnamese specialty coffee

Despite the reality that specialty coffee accounts for only around 2% of total global production, its value is 5-10 times that of regular coffee.

The strategic growth of Vietnamese specialty coffee in our country will aid in the exploration of new market sectors, the diversification of products, and the improvement of the quality and value of Vietnamese coffee and coffees from specific regions.

Top reliable Vietnamese specialty coffee suppliers

K-Agricultural Company has been working in the sector of Vietnamese agriculture since 1996, and its goal is to offer high-quality coffee to the worldwide market in huge numbers at cheap costs.

K-Agricultural Company, one of Vietnam’s leading coffee beans suppliers, has helped to bring thousands of tons of Vietnamese coffee to the world, particularly to high-demand countries like the United States, Japan, and Africa. The products are hand-selected and processed according to particular ways before being sold on the domestic and international markets to ensure the quality of each grain.

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