Vietnam Coffee – 1962
Coffee was intoduced in Vietnam by French in 1857. Vietnam is the second largest producer of Coffee in the world after Brazil with Robusta coffee accounting for 97% of output.
However Vietnam has following issues with regards to Coffee
- Fluctuations in Coffee Economy – Price vs Demand
- Social Inequality in Vietnam
- Deforestation & loss of bio-diversity.
Fair Trade certification has been introduced, Coffee Coordination board has been established . Starbucks opened first store in Vietnam in 2013 and in 2017 Boncafe opened its first showroom. Trung Nguyen is the most popular Vietnamese Coffee Brand available in 70 counties.
Vietnam issued a stamp on Coffee on 01 Mar 1962 featuring Coffee Arabica Plant.