Ngon Coffee Ltd. Co. on April 28 put into operation a 100 percent India-invested instant coffee processing plant in Cu Kuin district, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak .

The 1 trillion VND plant has a total annum capacity of 10,000 tonnes of coffee products, which are mainly for export. It creates stable jobs for over 200 local ethnic people.

Dak Lak is currently home to the country’s biggest coffee growing area with over 200,000 hectares, and three coffee processing mills with an annual capacity ranging from 2,500 tonnes to 60,000 tonnes.

Vietnam exports more than 1 million tonnes of coffee beans each year to nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide, ranking second among the world’s coffee exporters.

Last year, Vietnam surpassed Brazil to become the world’s largest coffee exporter after earning a value of 3.4 billion USD, a year on year increase of 36 percent.

Dak Lak province alone produces 400,000 tonnes of coffee beans and makes an export turnover of about 700 million USD per year.-VNA