The 4th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival 2013 opened in the so-called
“capital of Vietnamese coffee” – Buon Ma Thuot city of the Central
Highlands province of Dak Lak on March 9.
The four-day festival is held by the People’s Commitee of Dak Lak
province along with ministries and agencies, Vietnam Coffee Association,
Vietnam National Coffee Corporation (Vinacafe) and other Central
This year’s festival on the
theme of “Buon Me Thuot coffee, integration and development” features
various activities such as a Vietnamese coffee’s brands exhibition, a
street festival, a coffee brewing contest and a contest to elect the
Vietnamese coffee’s ambassador.
event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan praised the coffee sector
in general and Dak Lak province in particular for the recent
The country exports more than 1
million tonnes of coffee beans each year to nearly 100 countries and
territories worldwide, ranking second among the world’s coffee
Last year, Vietnam surpassed
Brazil to become the world’s largest coffee exporter with export
revenue of 3.4 billion USD, a year on year increase of 36 percent.
Dak Lak province alone produces 400,000 tonnes of coffee beans with export turnover of about 700 million USD per year.
Coffee production has become a spearhead economic sector of the
province and region, contributing greatly to improving local people’s
Buon Ma Thuot city has been hosting the coffee festival every two years to introduce the image of Vietnamese coffee.-VNA