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18-07-2021
Best water for coffee -TNI coffee creating women's enterprise group - container on way

Vietnamese coffee combines the ritual and pleasure of coffee with the street café, waiting for your phin to drip through and the world to pass you by. Introduced to Vietnam by the French and having its distinct style and when combined with Longevity milk it is a chocolaty, nutty caffeine hit.

Vietnam produces a wide range of coffee styles and qualities each with their own style and aficionados. From our bargain Saigon Phin Daklak to Trung Nguyen’s Legend all styles benefit from the right water.   

With coffee there is a growing trend now to replace a beer at the pub with a coffee at the café. We use it to carry us through the day as a heart starter in the morning, a commuter cup, the morning coffee break, a compliment to a great dinner  or a fix to keep us going for an all nighter.

Vietnamese coffee has been a great bridge builder between Vietnam and Australia with many Aussies having their first Vietnamese coffee whilst on holidays and then continuing their newly acquired delight on their return to Australia with the help of Viet-coffee

 

 

Great water makes great coffee

Water with very low chlorine and not excessive calcium allows allows coffee’s aroma to fully blossom.

 

Perfect coffee?

Espresso, americano, cappuccino, Cà phê nóng (hot black coffee) or with sua (milk) , or Cà phê sữa da (iced coffee with condensed milk), or  western style iced coffee  – sipped from a mug, French-style bowl or to-go cup. So many types of coffee and so many ways to drink it but all dependant on the beans and the water for our preferred taste.

Surprisingly a cup of coffee consists of approximately 98 per cent water. The high percentage of water is significant in waters ability to influence taste.. In addition to minerals, Australian water contains other elements, such as limescale or chlorine – in the wrong concentrations these are substances that impair your coffee’s taste.. Coffee pros know that using the right water is one of the secrets to a good cup.

And you may be lucky in that your tap water has the right balance of dissolved salts and chlorine.

 

Coffee consists of approximately 98 per cent water

Brita the water filter company say Filtered water boosts your coffee experience

If you are thinking distilled water will work better as all impurities are removed you are mistaken. There is a fine balance between having mineralised water and good coffee flavour . Depending on water softness Vs harness you get a different flavour profile

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It is important to remove taste-impairing substances like chlorine or chlorine compounds. A filter can do this however letting water stand will also allow chlorine compounds to gas off without the expense of a filter

 

The result: water tastes cleaner and fresher – which means your coffee is more delicious.

Coffee legends

The origins of coffee is buried in legends.

One tells of a shepherd boy whose goats frolicked around after consuming berries.

Another speaks of monks who, after trying the cherries, threw them into the fire because they were too bitter. Intrigued by the aromatic scent wafting from what had been thrown into the fire, they made an infusion with the roasted beans and drank it. From that day on they were never tired again at early morning prayer.

A new life for your coffee maker and kitchen appliances

Smart baristas understand the benefits of filtered water. In addition to making great tasting coffee for customers, a good filter will reduce limescale build-up in coffee makers and automatic coffee machines. Reducing machine repair and maintenance costs and increasing longevity. With commercial coffee machines being so expensive you will often find an inline filter on a commercial machine

Coffee smarts

  • Coffee as we know it is the seed inside a fruit.
  • A coffee tree produces around 0.25 and 0.8 kilograms of raw coffee annually.
  • The two major coffee species are called arabica (Coffea arabica) and robusta (Coffea canephora).
  • Vietnam is the world’s number one Robusta coffee exporter.
  • A mix of multiple coffee varieties is called a blend.
  • Arabica being a high-altitude coffee grows at elevations between 900 and 1,200 metres.
  • One of the world’s best coffee is called ‘kopi luwak’ – the beans are fermented in the digestive tract of civets (luwaks) that live throughout Asia.
  • Finns are world champions in coffee consumption.

 

Other news

TNI Spreading inspiration to millions of women

In September 2020, TNI KING COFFEE together with the Central Vietnam Women’s Union officially launched a project called “Women Can Do”. The project will work with the  Women’s Union to create an entrepreneurial network for women. Over time providing an ecosystem of women’s entrepreneurial networks. There will be courses and information on Finance management, developing business support plans, training and inspiring entrepreneur spirit for women, the program has attracted a lot of attention and participation’s from women in Hanoi.

By the end of 2020, the program aims to organize 30 workshops locally to encourage entrepreneurship among Vietnamese women and inspire them to become successful busineses.

TNI KING COFFEE will support Vietnamese women living in difficult circumstances to join their network to show them how to start a business, how to plan and become an agent or distributor of King Coffee and transfer the knowledge of kiosk management, household & personal financial management to have an economically secure, balanced life.

The “Women can do” project aims to build a community of micro-businesses operated by women, which is one of the pillars of the Vietnams economy.

Madam. Le Hoang Diep Thao – Founder of TNI King Coffee

 

Next shipment on its way

Our next shipment is on the ocean, after quite a few challenges associated with Corona virus our container is now on the boat. Challenges not limited to local area lockdowns making if difficult to get to the bank to pay suppliers, closure of local markets, travel restrictions and finally a HCM wide lock down the day after our container was packed or stuffed as they call it in Vietnam