On 30 April, the People’s Committee of Dak Lak Province and Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Association held the awarding ceremony of “Vietnam Amazing Cup 2022”.
According to the Organizing Committee, after 6 months of launching, the Competition has attracted 48 contestants with 83 samples of coffee, including 53 samples of Robusta coffee and 30 samples of Arabica coffee from 7 provinces and cities producing coffee. The number of samples and contestants this year is 3 times more than the previous one. This year, the competition gathered 22 judges from 6 different countries. The rules of the competition 2022 provide for some adjustments to flexibly adapt to reality such as sampling, sealing of samples and shipments, sample sending are done by the contestants themselves; The cupping was conducted simultaneously and streamed at 3 laboratories s in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Through the physical fault assessment round taking place from 14 – 16 April 2022 and the cupping assessment round taking place from 23 – 26 April, 2022, 68 samples was identified to satisfy specialty standards, reaching a rate of 82 %, of which 41 samples of Robusta coffee reached a rate of 77% and 27 samples of Arabica coffee reached a rate of 90%. 2022 is the year with the highest rate of specialty coffee, showing that the specialty coffee production capacity of the participating units is quite uniform.
At the ceremony, the Organizing Committee awarded cups and certificates of specialty coffee to the units. For Robusta coffee products, Top 1 belonged to Ea Tan Cooperative (Dak Lak province), Top 2 belonged to Minudo Farm – Care One Member Limited Company (Dak Lak province), Top 3 belonged to CoffeeCherry EaTan Farm (Dak Lak Province).
For Arabica coffee products, Top 1 belonged to Minudo Farm – Care One Member Limited Company (Dak Lak province), Top 2 belonged to Dathaco Trading Investment Joint Stock Company (Ho Chi Minh City), Top 3 belonged to Pun Coffee Limited Company (Quang Tri province).
Expressing at the ceremony, Mr. Y Giang Gry Nie Knong, Vice Chairman of the Dak Lak Provincial People’s Committee, Head of the Organizing Committee of the “Vietnam Amazing Cup 2022”, said that from 2019, Dak Lak province pioneered many practical activities to create and develop a high-quality coffee value chain to meet the rapidly growing needs of the specialty coffee market domestically as well as globally. This is the 4th competition taking place to honor coffee growers, specialty coffee products and coffee producers who meet specialty standards; introduce Vietnamese specialty green coffee products to domestic and foreign consumers, roasters.
Through the Competition, the Organizing Committee wishes to directly connect roasters with producers of specialty coffee; Initially developing the market, stimulating consumption and adding value for Vietnam’s specialty coffee as well as creating motivation for coffee growers to be interested in improving coffee quality. The Dak Lak Provincial People’s Committee is committed to accompanying, creating all favorable conditions as well as appropriate support for the development of local specialty coffee as well as will continue to propose policies and mechanisms for the development of specialty coffee at the national level, contributing to the successful implementation of the Project on Vietnam’s Specialty Coffee Development for the period of 2021-2023