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Vietnamese from Dalat Region "Medium/Dark Roast"

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Description: Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world! Although recognized for volume, high quality coffee is not something that is traditionally thought of when thinking about Vietnamese coffee production. But the times are changing! This is a new solid washed Arabica coffee from the the Dalat region.

The average farm size in Vietnam is very small, averaging 1-3 hectares. However these small farms have great productivity. To add value at the farm level, particular focus is put on quality. This starts with picking only ripe coffee cherries, ensuring speedy delivery to the mill and getting a higher premium paid for red cherries. Coffee growers in Vietnam have typically strip picked the plants when the C market is favorable so incentivizing growers to pick only ripe cherries can be a challenge. However, the benefits of only picking red cherries can be seen when comparing the weight of ripe vs. unripe cherry, and the premium offered on the extra effort. Let us know what you think.

Region: Dalat mountains of Central highlands of Vietnam

Altitude: 1400-1500 meters

Cupping notes: Chocolate Creme, Honey, Nutty, Toffee.