First Vietnam Int’l Café Show opens in Ho Chi Minh City (Source: congnghe.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – The first Vietnam International Café Show is taking place in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City from May 12-14. 

The event is among a series of international exhibitions on coffee held annually in the Republic of Korea (RoK), China, Malaysia and Singapore. 

It brought together nearly 80 businesses, one fifth of which come from foreign countries and territories, such as Colombia, Peru, Germany, Italy, the RoK and Thailand. 

Ngo Dong Hai, chief representative of the southern office of the Department of Rural and Development, said that the event is essential to promote Vietnamese coffee products to both domestic and foreign consumers and enterprises. 

Hai said Vietnam is popularly known for a leading coffee planting and exporting country globally, but not for its refined coffee products. 

Activities within the framework of the exhibition will provide a fresh and more objective insight into the quality of Vietnamese coffee, he added. 

Special events held during the exhibition include the Vietnam National Barista Championship, Coffee Training Station, World Barista Championship (WBC) All-Stars Ho Chi Minh City 2016, Cherry's Choice - New & Hot Products Showcase, and Sweet Class, trendy recipes for dessert, bakery and beverage using various syrups.-VNA