Robusta and Arabica coffee beans from Vietnam

An overview of Vietnamese green coffee beans

Robusta and Arabica Green Bean Coffee Photo: Hayman coffee

Not known to all, coffee has a rather unconventional name attached to it – Vietnam. Coffee is not only a drink but also a culture and lifestyle of Vietnamese people. Unique creations such as egg coffee, and salted coffee among many others have conquered many world cuisine followers. 

HB Food, a exporter and trader of coffee bean in Vietnam, with more than 12-year-experience on coffee trading, has been exporting coffee to global markets such as France, Italy, Canada, Japan, Belgium, UK, Spain, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and many more.

Vietnam is the world’s largest producer of Robusta beans, the other major coffee bean outside of Arabica beans. Because of this, Vietnamese coffee beans leave you with a lingering aftertaste filled with nutty notes alongside bright acidity. 

An overview of Vietnamese green coffee beans

From the appearance of coffee in the S-shaped country to the formation of Vietnamese coffee culture and the important effects that green coffee beans bring on farmer’s life


Robusta is a strong, caffeine-flavored Coffee. Robusta Coffee has less acidity than Arabica (lower acidity), but tastes bitter and faker than Arabica. In addition, the Robusta caffeine content is much higher than that of Arabica, giving it a very strong taste.

Robusta whose smoother taste allows different flavor notes, ranging from chocolaty to fruity, and enabled the wave of coffee consumption to sweep far and wide. Robusta would be more commonly used in south India, for filter coffee, or bought in bulk by big players like Tata Coffee and Nestle for instant coffee.


Arabica coffee is usually grown at a height of 1000 meters to 1600 meters, with a large canopy, dark green Arabica beans slightly longer and larger than Robusta beans, with light aroma, sour taste made Arabica a very popular, flavor drink.

After touching a 14-month low of 1.7705 USD, December Arabica coffee fell 0.95% to $1.7720 per pound. It has recently come under pressure from the supply side that the favorable weather in Brazil of late has noticeably improved the outlook for the upcoming crop season.


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