How EU deforestation laws are reordering the world of coffee


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Aniruddha Ghosal, The Associated Press BUON MA THUOT, Vietnam (AP) — Le Van Tam is no stranger to how the vagaries of global trade can determine the fortunes of small coffee farmers like him. He first planted coffee in a patch of land outside Buon Ma Thuot city in Vietnam's Central Highland region in 1995. For years, his focus was on quantity, not quality. Tam used ample amounts of fertilizer and pesticides to boost his yields, and global prices determined how well he did. Then, in 2019, he teamed up with Le Dinh Tu of Aeroco Coffee, an organic exporter...