VietNamNet Bridge - Starbucks’ announcement to sell Vietnamese coffee at more than 21,500 shops in 56 countries is good news, but it also reveals weaknesses of the Vietnamese coffee industry, according to Dien Dan Doanh Nghiep Newspaper. Many people were surprised to see Vietnam coffee packs with the trademark "Da Lat Blend" at many shops selling Starbucks’s top of the line Reserve products. It was difficult for Vietnamese coffee to set foot in Starbucks stores, so what will happen next? Enter Starbucks The Vietnamese coffee product sold by Starbucks. Packs of Vietnamese coffee sold in Starbucks stores in the US have elegant and bright colors, with the words "Viet Nam - Da Lat". The weight of each package is 250 grams, priced at US$12.5. Starbucks includes the details of the origin and quality of Da Lat coffee from Vietnam. Starbucks emphasized that Da Lat is known as the city of flowers, and also an ideal place for growing coffee. Coffee here grows in the … [Read more...] about Vietnamese coffee sold at Starbucks shops & what’s next?
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(VOVworld) – Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee exporter and leads the world in Robusta production and export. But Vietnam’s exported coffee remains in the form of unprocessed beans with no added value. This is an issue the government and the coffee sector are paying close attention to, hoping to improve the brand of Vietnamese coffee. Vietnam has more than 640,000 hectares of coffee plantation, mainly in the Central Highlands, and its coffee is exported to 60 countries worldwide. Last year the industry brought Vietnam some 3.4 billion USD in revenue. But the Vietnamese coffee sector is facing several unsolved problems including unstable growing scale, aging coffee trees, poor quality control, and outdated processing technology. FDI enterprises currently collect 60 percent of Vietnam’s total output, which means foreign companies dominate coffee purchasing in Vietnam. Developing coffee sustainably will require more support policies to make domestic … [Read more...] about Sustainable development goes along with building a brand for Vietnamese coffee
A Vietnamese entrepreneur has purchased the Wyoming Town formerly known as Buford, changing its name and becoming its mayor as part of his quest to enhance the status of Vietnamese coffee A corner in Buford, Wyoming, which had its name officially changed to PhinDeli Town Buford on September 3 by its new Vietnamese owner and mayor Pham Dinh Nguyen. Nguyen and his business partner Do Quoc Tuan began selling PhinDeli Coffee in the town on the same day in a bid to promote Vietnamese style coffee in the US. PHOTO: REUTERS "All men are created equal, that they are endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, the pursuit of Happiness and enjoyment of Coffee," declared Pham Dinh Nguyen, who purchased the smallest town in the US for US$900,000 in April of last year. The 39-year-old Ho Chi Minh City businessman officially changed the name of Buford, Wyoming, where he is now the town's lone resident, to PhinDeli Town Buford on September 3. The … [Read more...] about Tiny US town gets giant dose of Vietnamese coffee
Dak Lak Province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam is called the "capital" of Vietnamese coffee because there are boundless green coffee fields on the local basaltic hills which are always full of wind and sunshine. The area is known for many coffee brands, which are not only famous at home, but also exported to more than 80 countries and territories throughout the world. Visitors to Dak Lak Province will get their first impression of the resources here by the presence of hundreds of coffee shops with different architectural designs, and boundless green coffee hills. Domestic or foreign visitors to Dak Lak are often informed by the local Central Highlanders: "If you haven't drunk Dak Lak coffee, it means you have not yet visited the location considered the capital of Vietnamese coffee." … [Read more...] about Dak Lak – The capital of Vietnamese coffee
VietNamNet Bridge - It is estimated that in the 2011-2012 crop, Vietnamese enterprises need to purchase 400,000 tons of coffee material to be capable to regulate the market. Vietnam put out 1 million tons of coffee in the 2010-2011 crop. However, more than 50 percent of the output was purchased by foreigners. The foreign businessmen have nearly controlled the domestic coffee price. Especially, they took the actions to tarnish the good repute of Vietnamese enterprises, thus persuading international importers to shift to do business with them. … [Read more...] about 15 trillion dong needed to rescue Vietnamese coffee exporters