As a nation of avid coffee drinkers, we often complain about the rise in coffee prices, but have you ever stopped to think about where those extra dollars are coming from?
Brazil, Costa Rica and Columbia are all synonymous with coffee production, so it may be a surprise to learn that Vietnam has grown to be the second largest coffee producer in the world.
Vietnam’s coffee industry generates over 1 million jobs.
Approximately 80 per cent of the country’s coffee is produced in the Central Highlands regions. However, an increase in seasonal variations, water shortages, and extreme climatic events have all had a major influence on the production and forward-selling of Vietnam's coffee crop. This not only impacts Vietnamese farmers but also roasters, traders, and ourselves as consumers.