The contest attracted the participation of 33 baristas from nine localities across Vietnam. The awarding ceremony is expected to take place on March 13 afternoon.
Trinh Duc Minh, head of the Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Association – the organiser of the contest, said that the contest aims to discover and honour outstanding talents in coffee making, and offers a venue for them to meet and share experience.
It is also an opportunity to introduce, promote and develop Vietnam's specialty coffee industry and its coffee culture, contributing to increasing domestic consumption and the value of the industry, he added.
Vietnam Records Organisation awards record certificate of "the largest box of instant coffee in Vietnam" to representatives of My Viet International Group (Photo: VNA)
Within the framework of the eighth Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival, on the same day, the Vietnam Records Organisation awarded the record certificate of "the largest box of instant coffee in Vietnam" to representatives of My Viet International Group.
The box, measuring 120cm x 65cm x 180cm and weighing 320kg, contains 16,000 packs of instant coffee.
After being displayed at the festival, the largest box of instant coffee will be presented to officers and soldiers of Tam Hop Border Guard Station, in Tam Hop commune, Tuong Duong district, the central province of Nghe An.
Themed "Buon Ma Thuot - Destination of the world coffee", this year’s coffee festival is taking place from March 10-14.