Monthly Archives: January 2014

Coffee and Café in Vietnam

Early morning Old Quarter, Hanoi

Early morning Old Quarter, Hanoi

Almost a century of French colonial occupation instilled a love for coffee and café among Vietnamese. A quick search reveals that coffee or cà phê occupies a central place in Vietnam’s economy as she was the second largest producer after Brazil. Vietnamese are also keen consumers of coffee and their numerous domestic brands (among which are Trung Nguyên and Highlands Coffee – both deemed as Vietnam’s Starbucks) testify that. Together with tourism, streets in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are filled with café of all different sorts; from little mobile café booth with low-lying tables and chairs on the sidewalk to prestigious café with luxurious sofas and beautiful French interior designs.

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