A cold brew latte served at one of Ho Chi Minh City’s many specialty coffee shops. Photo by Michael Tatarski for Mongabay.
- Vietnam is the second-largest producer of coffee in the world, and the largest exporter of robusta beans.
- Climate change poses a threat to the country’s coffee sector, while poor farming techniques cause environmental degradation.
- A new report has found that intercropping (agroforestry) and decreased fertilizer use can change robusta farms from carbon sources to carbon sinks.
- Such practices are present in Vietnam’s small specialty coffee industry, but large-scale commodity producers aren’t as innovative.