A blend of Arabica, Robusta, Chari (Excelsa) and Catimor beans, in line with Gourmet Blend. In traditional Vietnamese roasting and flavor balancing style, Trung Nguyen created a trademark "every occasion" coffee with a rich, broad flavor and buttery mouthfeel, with excellent aftertaste and keeping qualities. This is a highly affordable coffee with great heritage, sophisticated balance and many hints of chocolate, fruit and nut. The 500 gram bag is more than a pound of coffee, about 17.6 ounces.
Want to try a quintessentially Vietnamese coffee with the traditional butter-and-sugar roast, but not sure which coffee to try first? Start with the Buon Me Thuot Special!
This is the fourth bled of Trung Nguyen coffee I have tried and it's the second best, only slightly behind #4. This is a very rich coffee with a lot of depth from the dark roast. Chocolaty, buttery and amazingly smooth with only the barest hint of acidity. You can use an obscene amount of grounds and the pot will still be smooth. There aren't any bitter notes at any strength.
It's a coarser grind than I make when using whole beans so it takes more coffee to make a pot than with finer ground coffee. I generally roast and grind my own coffee from green coffee beans but this kind of flavor is impossible for me to make at home from fresh beans. My daughter likes this better than any other blend. Buon Me Thuot Special is one that I plan to keep in my rotation along with #4.
Posted by Brian on Dec 13th 2016
We love most of the Trung Nguyen coffees but this on is the one we keep coming back to--a good price and a great taste!
Posted by Melissa on Dec 13th 2016
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