Cup Characteristics: Well balanced flavour that is complemented by a light body with uniform acidity.
Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world, offering almost 60% of Brazil's contribution. 97% of the coffee that Vietnam grows is Robusta, however we have sourced this fantastic Arabica coffee from the Da Lat region. Approximately 500,00 hectares is reserved for coffee plantations, of which 85% of these are privately owned, bringing real value to the local farmer.
Arabica farms in Vietnam are situated at altitude of between 1,000 and 1,600 metres above sea level.
The vast majority of coffee grown in Vietnam is exported however the Vietnamese do drink coffee as well as tea. A common way to drink it in Vietnam is with condensed milk, a practice that began because the French couldn't easily acquire fresh milk. In the north of Vietnam, this mixture is referred to as ca phe nau (brown coffee), while in the south it’s called ca phe sua (milk coffee).
Another popular drink is Egg coffee (ca phe trung). Egg yolk whipped with condensed milk into an airy froth meets dark coffee in this rich concoction: think of it as a Vietnamese take on tiramisu. Egg coffee first made the scene in the 1940s, when milk was scarce and egg yolks provided a convenient replacement.
You can try these coffees, made with our freshly roasted beans at Vietnam House Art Gallery and Cafe at 28 Haymarket Terrace.