GREEN COFFEE BEAN
Vietnam’s coffee industry encompasses two distinctive coffee bean varieties: Arabica and Robusta. GAEA, as a prominent green bean sourcing, roaster, and producer, plays a pivotal role in this landscape. While Vietnamese Arabica beans thrive in highland regions, benefiting from diverse climate and altitude variations, we take pride in sourcing and roasting these beans to perfection. Additionally, the robust Vietnamese Robusta beans, with their strong body and versatile flavors, contribute to Vietnam’s coffee culture, and our expertise extends to these beans as well.
Furthermore, our role extends beyond domestic consumption, as we export Vietnamese green beans to the global market, showcasing the country’s rich coffee heritage worldwide. Vietnam is known for its well-deserved second place in the world’s coffee production and export.
Vietnamese Robusta coffee is one of the leading blending coffee bean types, with volumes that are stable and production that can scale.
Vietnamese Arabica coffee beans stand out for their delicate and nuanced flavors, which are attributed to the diverse climates and altitudes of highland regions. These beans display a range of notes including floral, fruity, and even wine-like characteristics, owing to the cooler temperatures of the Vietnamese highlands. As a prominent green bean sourcing, roasting, and production entity, GAEA takes pride in highlighting these flavors through their meticulous sourcing and roasting practices. The most popular regions for harvesting green Arabica beans in Vietnam, including Lam Dong, Dak Lak, and Son La, boast highland areas with cool climates and elevated altitudes, resulting in intricate flavors and distinct profiles.
Vietnamese Robusta coffee beans are renowned for their robust flavors and higher caffeine content, making them ideal for strong brews. The Central Highlands, a prime region, imparts unique profiles—earthy, nutty, and chocolaty—due to its distinct climate. Versatile and perfect for various styles, they excel in espresso blends, dark roasts, and traditional Vietnamese coffee. This popularity resonates in Vietnam’s coffee scene, where both Arabica and Robusta thrive. GAEA plays a vital role, sourcing and roasting both varieties meticulously, while also exporting beans worldwide. This cements Vietnam’s coffee heritage and global coffee market prominence.
Vietnam’s cacao cultivation features diverse landscapes that create unique flavor profiles. The beans display fruity, floral, and nutty notes from various ecosystems. Local sustainable practices preserve these flavors. While not a top global producer, Vietnam’s cacao industry has grown due to favorable conditions and rising demand. Exports have increased, attracting chocolatiers seeking distinct cacao. This growth positions Vietnam as a notable cacao producer and exporter, contributing to the global market with exceptional flavors. Key cacao regions include Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Dak Lak. These areas offer optimal temperatures, rainfall, and soil quality, establishing Vietnam’s reputation for high-quality beans.
Vietnam’s distinction in rice production arises from its historical significance, diverse climate, and geographical advantages. The nation cultivates various rice types, including Jasmine, Fragrant, Sticky, and Long Grain. Notably, Jasmine rice leads in exports due to its aromatic appeal and international popularity.
Major rice-growing regions in Vietnam encompass the Mekong Delta, often referred to as the “Rice Bowl,” along with the Red River Delta, Central Highlands, and northern provinces. These areas benefit from fertile soils, abundant water sources, and favorable climates, positioning Vietnam as a prominent player in global rice exports.