Coffee is the kind of traveller…

....who blends in and becomes native wherever it goes. Everywhere in the world people have their own way with coffee. When you take a sip of coffee, you're taking a sip of local culture.

Sat 14/12/2019
19/11 Ất Dậu
Saturday 14/12/2019
19/11 Ất Dậu

 

Improving Vietnam’s Coffee Quality, One Variety At A Time

Although it is the world’s second-largest coffee producer, Vietnam has never had a reputation for producing high-quality Arabica. Robusta accounts for the majority of beans grown in the country, meaning that the likeliest place you’ve experienced Vietnamese coffee is in espresso blends—where it’s added for crema-improving qualities—or as instant, freeze-dried powder. This year, three domestic […]

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Vietnam’s Arabica Push on La Viet Dalat

-Cafe culture: the Western-style brews at La Viet Coffee in Dalat are something of a novelty in the town. During a meal on a farm outside Dalat, Cil Ha Sen recalls how government officials dropped off arabica coffee seedlings to his community in 2001. Before that, they had mostly survived on tubers and by trapping […]

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About The Coffee Man Will Firth & Vietnam’s Specialty Coffee Movement

I’ve been researching and working in the growing specialty coffee industry in Vietnam since 2012. My mission is to change the way the world sees Vietnamese coffee. I work with growers, green coffee processors, roasters, cafe owners, and baristas in Dalat and Saigon as a teacher, consultant, and enthusiast. I always want to talk about […]

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