Vietnam has only recently entered the Arabica speciality coffee market and with 95% of Vietnam's coffee output being Robusta coffee, this Arabica coffee is a rare find.
Grown at an altitude between 1000 – 1600 masl, Lam Dong is renowned for its Arabica coffee production. Stunning views and carved hillsides reveal over 23,000 hectares totally devoted to Arabica plantations.
The capital of the province, Da Lat City carries memoirs of Indochina and still preserves the colonial charm of an Asiatic-French fusion and is a popular tourist destination. It is located in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and its economy is based largely on agriculture and apart from coffee, tea and vegetables are the mail agricultural products.
Harvesting of the coffee is done by hand and is labour-intensive. Selective picking is the method used, instead of the strip picking method used for Robusta, where all the cherries ripe and unripe are removed from the tree at once. The process is a wet-hulled process similar to the Gilling Basah method used in Indonesia.
Roast Level: Medium
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica, Catimor
Altitude: 1000 - 1600 masl