topbanner.gif
Login
Username

Password




Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

renatoa
08/13/2022 1:06 AM
Welcome, @tombull !

renatoa
08/10/2022 1:56 AM
nguyencoffeesupply
and RoyB, Welcome

renatoa
08/06/2022 1:31 PM
Welcome, oak202, CoffeeNutZ and Mlcharlestonsc

Strangeworth
08/04/2022 9:34 PM
Thank you!

renatoa
08/03/2022 2:09 AM
Strangeworth and BigPalm, welcome to forum

In Memory Of Ginny
Donations

Latest Donations
dmccallum - 10.00
JackH - 25.00
snwcmpr - 10.00
Anonymous - 2.00
Anonymous - 5.00
Users Online
Guests Online: 9

Members Online: 0

Total Members: 7,628
Newest Member: tombull

View Thread

Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Vietnam??? 2nd in world coffee production???
StarryNightDave
OK,

I never would have guessed this. And, this is from Wikipedia, so this may not be 100% accurate. But, according to the Wiki page on coffee http://en.wikiped...iki/Coffee, Vietnam is #2 in coffee production with Brazil being #1. I don't know about you, but I don't think "coffee" when I think about Vietnam. I guess they have a great climate for it.

I also found this site where you can find out more about Vietnamese coffee.

http://www.trung-...index.html

And - they stole my idea!!!! They make their own Luwak coffee, but without the jungle cat. They have duplicated the enzyme soak process that morphs the coffee beans into super-beans. I was trying to do that myself, but I guess I don't have to now. :|

www.vietnamese-coffee.com/images/luwak-weasel.jpg
Edited by StarryNightDave on 12/27/2009 2:06 PM
 
StarryNightDave
AH! The plot thickens . . .

Poor quality Vietnamese beans (that end up in grocery store coffee)

http://www.coffee..._ends.html

nuthatch.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/vietnamcoffeemug_1.jpg

A short article entitled "Quality of Vietnamese coffee poor" http://english.vi...08/606939/ appeared recently on a Vietnam news site. It notes that Vietnam is the world's second largest producer of coffee, but that 89% of its crop is low-quality robusta. And it adds, "The reason is the massive use of inorganic fertilizer, water, insecticide and poor processing technology."

Where do these beans end up? In your cup, if you buy cheap coffee from one of these large corporations.

Nestl? (Nescafe, Taster's Choice) buys 20 to 25% of Vietnam's coffee. Kraft (brands include Chase and Sanborn, General Foods International Coffee, Gevalia, Maxwell House, and Sanka) is another major buyer; at a 2003 shareholder meeting, Kraft Chairman Louis Camilleri said that the firm buys coffee in Vietnam that does not meet even minimum ICO [International Coffee Organization] standards, the first admission from a major company regarding purchase of sub-quality beans. At the Folgers web site, Proctor & Gamble admitted to buying Vietnamese coffee: "We purchase our coffee beans from all over the world, including Vietnam. The percentage of beans from any one country varies all the time, depending on availability." (Note that Folgers is now owned by Smuckers, but probably uses P&G's sourcing avenues). Sara Lee/Douwe Egberts (Chock Full o'Nuts, Hills Brothers) also buys coffee from Vietnam and is in a partnership with Kraft in that country.*

More at the above link.
 
Jump to Forum:

Similar Threads

Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Cyclone Separator for Ground Coffee Building Other Coffee Equipment 6 06/30/2022 7:01 AM
Favorite Green Coffee Vendors? Green Coffee 219 06/22/2022 12:43 PM
need input for new coffee's Green Coffee 8 06/21/2022 2:14 PM
TC4+ Arduino coffee roaster shield (TC4-compatible) Dataloggers/Controllers/Rate of Rise Meters 247 05/18/2022 1:38 PM
Coffee Bean Destoner Building Other Coffee Equipment 2 03/10/2022 5:08 PM
Homeroasters Association Logo, and all Content, Images, and Icons © 2005-2016 Homeroasters Association - Logos are the property of their respective owners.
Powered by PHP-Fusion Copyright © 2022 PHP-Fusion Inc
Released as free software without warranties under GNU Affero GPL v3
Designed with by NetriX