DAK LAK – Well-processed coffee is expected to increase from 14 to 15 per cent of total coffee production of 400,000 tonnes in Dak Lak to achieve economic value.
Dak Lak province is the Viet Nam's biggist coffee producer
The province has implemented a policy to limit raw berry coffee exports while increasing well-processed coffee and encouraging domestic and foreign investors to build powder and instant coffee factories with capacities from 700 to 1,000 tonnes/per year respectively.
However, the volume of well-processed coffee has remained low, covering only 7-8 percent of total coffee production each year.
At the moment, only 10 enterprises process large-scale powder and instant coffee including Trung Nguyen and An Thai etc. The Trung Nguyen Coffee JSC has invested into building a factory to process powder and instant coffee with a capacity of up to 60,000 tonnes per year. Other companies such as Ngon Coffee and An Thai have completed construction on their factories and have begun test production. - VNS