A Journey Through Vietnam's Coffee-Producing Regions

10 February 2024

Vietnam Coffee Map


Vietnam, with its lush landscapes and diverse climates, has emerged as a rising star in the world of coffee production. Coffee enthusiasts worldwide are increasingly appreciating the unique flavorus and profiles that Vietnamese coffee beans offer. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through the different coffee-producing regions of Vietnam and explore the types of coffee beans that flourish in each.


  1. Central Highlands: Robusta's Paradise

The Central Highlands region, often referred to as the heart of Vietnam's coffee production, is primarily known for cultivating Robusta coffee beans. Robusta, appreciated for its strong and bold flavour, thrives in the highland regions, making it a staple of Vietnamese coffee culture. The provinces of Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Kontum, and Lam Dong in the Central Highlands are where you'll find extensive Robusta plantations. The coffee beans harvested here contribute to Vietnam's distinction as one of the top Robusta coffee producers globally.


  1. Lam Dong: Arabica's High-Altitude Delight

Nestled within the Central Highlands, Lam Dong province stands out as a hotbed for Arabica coffee cultivation. The high-altitude terrain, cooler temperatures, and distinctive microclimates in this region create ideal conditions for Arabica beans. Coffee enthusiasts appreciate the unique, nuanced flavours of Lam Dong's Arabica coffee, often described as having bright acidity and a pleasant floral aroma.


  1. Son La: Exploring the Northwest's Arabica

Moving to the northwestern part of Vietnam, you'll find Son La province, where Arabica coffee is also cultivated. The region's cool climate, elevation, and unique geography contribute to the growth of high-quality Arabica coffee. The coffee beans produced here are celebrated for their clean, sweet, and fruity profiles, making Son La a standout region for specialty Arabica.


  1. Central Coastal Regions: A Blend of Coffee Types

As you travel further along Vietnam's central coast, you'll find an intermingling of coffee types. The provinces of Quang Tri, Quang Nam, and Thua Thien Hue are home to both Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. This diverse climate offers a unique fusion of flavours, from the richness of Robusta to the brightness of Arabica, allowing coffee producers to experiment with blends that cater to a broad range of coffee preferences.


  1. Northern Mountains: Hidden Coffee Gems

The northern mountainous regions of Vietnam, such as Lao Cai, Yen Bai, and Ha Giang, might not be as prominent in the coffee world, but they are gaining recognition for their high-quality Arabica beans. These remote areas, featuring dramatic landscapes and cooler climates, have become a source of unique and exquisite coffee. The Arabica beans produced here are known for their bright acidity and floral notes.


Traditional Vietnamese Coffee MUST TRY

100% pure robusta, Buffalo is a bold, powerful yet smooth, clean coffee that effortlessly complements milk. Giving you that double shot of caffeine without breaking the bank.   Not just about exceptional flavour and a strong caffeine punch; Buffalo is also a nod to tradition and the hardworking water buffalo that have worked alongside Vietnamese farmers in the rice fields for centuries. And just like the strong and powerful Buffalo, this coffee will keep you energised to ensure you stay on top of your daily grind.   Indulge in a cup that's strong, bold, and smooth, delivering a full-mouth experience with a delightful hint of chocolate. Straight from farm to your cup through direct trade, it's the perfect blend that respects tradition and taste.
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Crowd Pleaser - East Meets West

Our signature robusta and arabica blend – a match made in heaven! Honeymoon is recommended as a great starting point for those looking to introduce themselves to Vietnamese coffee with something a little familiar but also a little different.   This exquisite blend brings together the powerful essence of robusta balanced against the smoothness of arabica. It's a marriage of flavours that will sweep you off your feet and keep you coming back for more.   Experience the best of both worlds with Honeymoon – a blend that captures the essence of Vietnam's diverse coffee culture with a modern twist.

The Classic Flavour You'll Love

Sunshine stands out with its exceptional smoothness and low levels of acidity, like a ray of sunshine in your cup, radiating with light and sweet nuances to elevate your coffee rituals to a whole new level.   Not only delighting your taste buds but also embodying a commitment to empowerment and equality, this coffee is produced by the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA) cooperative in the northwestern region of Son La, Vietnam. This group's mission is to amplify women's participation and representation in the coffee sector, improving the quality of life in coffee-producing communities.   Sunshine stands as a shining example of the unique opportunities and support provided to women in the coffee industry.