Tea & Coffee Areas

Central & Northern Provinces

With around 710,000 hectares of cultivation, Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter in the world

and was ranked first in coffee cultivation yield with 2.4 tons/hectare in the International Coffee Organization’s Annual Review 2021/2022. Vietnam contributes more than half of the global Robusta.

The largest areas in Vietnam cultivating Coffee

Tây Nguyên (The Central Highlands of Vietnam)

Daklak, Daknong, Gia Lai, Lam Dong: thanks to the tropical and subtropical climate combined with a rich red basalt soil (2 million hectares, which accounts for 60% of the country’s basalt soil) with excellent mechanical storage and nutrient absorption capacity, this region produces some of the finest coffee beans, especially Robusta in the world. Apart from coffee, the highlands are also suitable for growing tea, pepper, macadamia and various fruits like passion fruit and avocado, durian.

North Central: Khe Sanh – Quang Tri

Located in the North Central region, is another well-known Arabica growing region, with a suitable height and a plain exposed to the powerful Laotian winds coming from the Central Asian desert, dries up the grasslands and the bravest people in Vietnam. Catimor, a hybrid of Arabica, grows well in Khe Sanh – Quang Tri due to its geographical and climatic circumstances. Arabica coffee beans have a strong scent and a salty, bitter flavor when grown here. These flavors have made Arabica Quang Tri a specialty coffee in Vietnam.

Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau (the Northwest mountains and forests)

These localities have an altitude of about 600 – 1200m above sea level, the cool climate all year round and rich soil provide the perfect environment for growing high-quality Arabica coffee beans, as well as macadamia, cinnamon, star anise, ginger, turmeric, sesame, tea.

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