The People’s Committee of Buon Ma Thuot City in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Dak Lak announced on Friday the plan to open a coffee street to serve residents and visitors free coffee starting March.
The coffee road, which will span Phan Dinh Giot Street in the Buon Ma Thuot City center, will be launched as a sidelines event before the opening of the eighth Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival from March 10-14.
It is also part of a project to promote the city as a coffee destination of the world.
Visitors to the street will be served the most delicious and typical local coffee products.
“About 300 cafés in the city will serve free coffee to residents and visitors during the upcoming coffee festival,” said Tran Duc Nhat, deputy chairman of Buon Ma Thuot.
|Phan Dinh Giot Street has been chosen to become a coffee street in Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam. Photo: Trung Tan / Tuoi Tre|
The opening and closing ceremonies of the fest, which has been held biennially since 2010, will take place at 8:00 pm on March 10 and 14 at the March 10 Square in downtown the city.
Buon Ma Thuot is known as the ‘coffee capital of Vietnam,’ with a coffee area of about 210,000 hectares, the largest in the country, and an annual harvest output of more than 520,000 tonnes, accounting for more than 30 percent of the national production.
Nguyen Tuan Ha, permanent deputy chairman of the city, declared coffee an agricultural product that plays a very important role in providing a source of livelihood for residents.
On a provincial scale, Dak Lak has exported local coffee to hundreds of countries and territories around the world.