Nestlé, one of the leading coffee processors in Vietnam, has recently opened a new Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsule production line in southern Dong Nai province.

The production line uses raw materials from high-quality Vietnamese coffee beans, providing premium coffee products for domestic consumption and export. The use of local beans in its Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsules underscores Nestlé’s efforts to enhance the value of Vietnamese coffee and agricultural produce from the country in general through production, processing, and export.

The new production line will produce around 2,500 tons of coffee per year (equivalent to 130 million capsules), using indigenous beans. Introduced to Vietnam in October 2015, the Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine and its premium coffee capsules have been a huge hit with Vietnamese consumers.

Therefore, the use of local coffee beans at the new production line will help satisfy domestic demand while enabling Vietnamese coffee lovers enjoy a high-quality brew at reasonable prices. Approximately 90 per cent of the Nescafé Dolce Gusto output from the Dong Nai facility will be exported to other markets in Asia, including Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Nestlé is currently the leading coffee buyer in Vietnam with an annual purchase volume of 20-25 per cent of total coffee production output in the nation. To raise the value of Vietnamese coffee beans further, Nestlé Vietnam implemented its Nescafé Plan in 2011. Through the project, Nestlé has helped improve the output and quality of coffee beans for export while increasing the production volume of coffee products such as the Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsules.

The new production line is expected to process 2,500 tons of coffee per year (equivalent to 130 million capsules) and this will increase in the years to come. With Nescafé instant coffee and decaffeinated coffee being processed at Nestlé factories in Vietnam, the Nescafé Dolce Gusto output from the Nestlé Dong Nai factory will raise the volume of Vietnamese coffee passing through Nestlé production lines in the country - a great boost for the sector.

“The new Dolce Gusto production line will help make great coffee widely accessible to Vietnamese consumers and to 13 export markets,” said Mr. Ganesan Ampalavanar, Managing Director of Nestlé Vietnam. “Moreover, the new production line reaffirms Nestlé Vietnam’s commitment to adding value to and developing Vietnam’s coffee industry.”

Nestlé is among the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness companies, employing over 328,000 people worldwide. Nestlé operates six factories in Vietnam with more than 2,500 employees nationwide. Total investment in Vietnam now amounts to $527 million.