More than 10,000 kilometers from Vietnam in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ho Chi Minh’s face gazes out over a small café. In a city infamous for intimidating murals, the wall in this establishment features the benevolent smile of Vietnam’s late president and the quotation “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.” While depictions of Ho Chi Minh are common in his homeland, Belfast is a strange place to find a painting of the revolutionary hero. Perhaps even stranger though, is that this cafe is owned and operated by a pair of local brothers who have visited Vietnam once, five years ago, for a grand total of 10 days. Take a chance Martin and Gary Small opened Vietnamese Coffee Co more than a year ago on May 1, 2017 for a simple reason: they love Vietnamese coffee. The two brothers first arrived in the country in 2013 as part of a tour of Southeast Asia before visiting their sister in Australia, but it would be another four years before they … [Read more...] about Vietnamese coffee takes revoluntary stand in the heart of Belfast
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Vietnamese Robusta coffee beans are of high quality that meets strict requirements of Italian coffee producers, he said, noting that Italian producers import raw coffee from Vietnam for the production of coffee products which will be supplied to both Italian and foreign markets. Italy has more than 1,000 coffee factories and all of them have known about Vietnamese coffee. Federico Colombo, an Italian businessperson operating in the field of import-export, sharing the view, saying that high-quality Robusta coffee from Vietnam is very popular in the Italian market. The Milano Coffee Festival is being held in Italy from May 19 – 21, gathering the world’s leading coffee makers, including Vietnam. Visitors to the festival are not only able to have a taste of the world’s most popular coffee products from many countries but also get to know the processes to produce and make coffee of different cultures. This year, Vietnam brings to the festival Robusta and Arabica raw … [Read more...] about Italian coffee producers highly evaluate Vietnamese coffee beans
First training center for Vietnamese coffee farmers to be launched By Thanh Trung - The Saigon Times Daily Hanoi - The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank Group member, announced on Monday that it would establish the country's first training center for Vietnamese coffee farmers. IFC will collaborate with Atlantic Commodities Vietnam Ltd., a Swiss ACOM Agroindustrical Corporation subsidiary, to open the center. The training center's primary aim is to help local farmers meet international certification standards. As well, they hope to give farmers the skills to improve both crop sustainability and productivity, therefore increasing their earnings. The training center is part of IFC's plan to provide investment and advisory services to global coffee trader ACOM Group. IFC hopes to help ACOM group establish several training centers too. A US$55 million five-year corporate loan, that was committed in June 2008, will fund the project in six countries, including Vietnam. As … [Read more...] about First training center for Vietnamese coffee farmers to be launched
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam saw a sharp decrease in coffee exports in the first four months of the year, which is attributed to lower demand from the world’s roasters and increased output from China. A Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) report showed that Vietnam exported 466,000 tons of coffee in the first four months of 2015, worth $970 million, a decrease of 41 percent compared with the same period last year.Nguyen Quang Binh, director of Chanh Tinh Anh Coffee Company, noted that China has been trying to develop a coffee growing area to increase output for domestic sales and exports. An official of Yun Nan province said in a recent interview that the coffee growing area in the province reached 125,000 hectares from 40,000 hectares some years ago, which is equal to 85 percent of the total coffee growing area in China. Binh said China had been a big importer (it imports 30,000 tons of coffee from Vietnam every year) until last year when it began exporting … [Read more...] about Is Chinese coffee obstructing Vietnamese coffee exports?
Guests at Trung Nguyen coffee outlets now have to queue to order and pay before taking their seat, where they will be served their order. A spokesperson for the giant homegrown cafe chain said this saves customers time while not affecting service quality. "Around 100 Trung Nguyen outlets will gradually switch from the traditional mode of taking orders at the table to this." The system was brought in by foreign coffee chains and Trung Nguyen's switch is part of efforts by local rivals to keep up in a market, where US chain Starbucks is expanding. The Trung Nguyen spokesperson said it is aiming to open 1,200 outlets in Vietnam and abroad, especially the US, focusing on takeaways. While the chain is westernizing its service, its president Dang Le Nguyen Vu said it would highlight the Vietnamese characteristics of its drinks. Local competitor Highlands Coffee has started putting distinctively Vietnamese drinks on the menu. David Thai, general director of Viet Thai International … [Read more...] about Vietnamese coffee chains hope to beat global rivals with home brews