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01-06-2024
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25-05-2024
Trung Nguyen wholesale price up nearly 50% in the half year - Order your coffee now before latest 20% increase has to be passed

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Trung Nguyen Wholesale coffee price up by nearly 50% in Six Months

Viet-coffee will have to raise prices to account for huge increase in wholesale pricing.  Customers who order cartons will need to get in now to avoid latest 20% price rise.in June.

Below article courtesy of Trung Nguyen Legend


Vietnamese coffee on the rise

14/05/2024
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· Global coffee supply in crisis due to climate change

· Vietnam coffee makes its mark with Trung Nguyen Legend

COFFEE’S GLOBAL CRISIS

HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach Newswire – 14 May 2024 – A study published by HSBC (1) in October 2023 forecast that by 2050, the number of regions suitable for coffee cultivation could decrease by up to 50 per cent due to climate change. As scientists search for solutions for preserving coffee plants, farmers face another crisis: the deterioration of seed sources, soil quality, and a significant drop in coffee prices.

In the film "The Tao of Coffee," Warner Bros. Discovery noted: "Vietnam provides more than half of the global supply of Robusta coffee"

In the film “The Tao of Coffee,” Warner Bros. Discovery noted: “Vietnam provides more than half of the global supply of Robusta coffee”

Coffee was once a fast-growing commodity sector, with global production fluctuating annually due to weather conditions, climate change and other factors, resulting in an unstable market and volatile prices. This price volatility has significant consequences for those dependent on coffee for their livelihood, making it difficult for growers to forecast their income for the upcoming season and plan their production needs.

VIETNAMESE COFFEE: IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Vietnam is currently the world’s second largest coffee exporter and biggest exporter of Robusta coffee. According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the average export price of coffee in 2023 was $2,614 per ton, marking a 14.5 per cent increase from 2022.

According to data from the Vietnam Coffee Association, in the first quarter of 2024, Vietnam exported 579,449 tons of coffee, generating about $1.9 billion. Production rose by 4.9 per cent and its value surged by 57.3 per cent compared to the same period last year, driven by high export prices.

The coffee consumption preferences of EU citizens are changing, and the bilateral free trade agreement EVFTA is boosting the value of the Vietnamese coffee industry and facilitating its market share expansion in the EU. Additionally, other markets, including Japan, are increasing their imports of Vietnamese coffee.

“From the analysis above, the Vietnamese coffee industry benefits from the global shift in coffee consumption preferences towards Robusta coffee,” said the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam.

TRUNG NGUYEN COFFEE EXPANSION

When making a documentary about Vietnamese coffee, “The Tao of Coffee,” Warner Bros. Discovery noted: “Vietnam provides more than half of the global supply of Robusta coffee, primarily grown in Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak province, which accounts for over 30 per cent of the country’s total production. Since the 1980s, the Vietnamese government has implemented a series of coffee production programs to help kick-start the economy.”

Trung Nguyen Legend is a leading coffee brand in Vietnam, dedicated to promoting Vietnamese coffee and its culture to the world.

Featured in this Discovery-produced film, Trung Nguyen Legend was hailed by the world-renowned film studio as “a unique company leading the Vietnamese caffeine revolution, turning coffee from a simple beverage into a way of life”. It also offers a close look inside the production facility equipped with the most advanced Western technologies combined with Eastern traditional methods of processing.

Vietnam has developed a comprehensive strategy for policy and communication aiming to build a strong Vietnamese coffee culture. This foundation is expected to boost Vietnam’s coffee exports to reach billions of USD per year, contributing to the aggregate economy and enhancing the country’s position globally.

In September 2023, Trung Nguyen Legend launched the Trung Nguyen Legend Coffee World model in the billion-dollar Chinese market. The company also officially opened its first franchised coffee space in Little Saigon, Westminster, California, USA.

Richly imbued with Vietnamese coffee culture, the Trung Nguyen Legend Coffee World locations in China and the USA have been warmly welcomed by customers for their distinctiveness and creativity, drawing the attention of industry experts, investment partners, and customers alike.

Click here to watch “The Tao of Coffee“.

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11-05-2024
Liberica Coffee (Excelsa) as possible cliamate change saviour

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We know Coffee is one of the most popular drinks across the world, but did you know that coffee production also has a significant impact on the environment? The production of coffee beans can contribute to deforestation, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the sustainability of coffee production and its impact on climate change.

However, there is a solution that could help mitigate the problem - Liberica coffee. Liberica coffee is a type of coffee that has its roots in Africa and now, is most frequently grown in Malaysia with the British introducing it in the 19th Century, the Philippines being introduced with the Spanish colonial era with the Barako variety and in Indonesia being introduced by Dutch colonists.

Liberica is known for its unique flavour profile. What makes Liberica coffee special is that it is considered a native species in the Philippines, which means that it is well-adapted to the local climate and soil conditions.  Liberica coffee requires less water, fertilizer, and pesticides compared to other varieties of coffee. This reduces the environmental impact of coffee production significantly. Another advantage of Liberica coffee is that it can be grown in marginal lands, which are areas that are not suitable for other crops. This means that Liberica coffee can help prevent deforestation and land degradation by providing an alternative source of income for farmers who might otherwise resort to clearing forests for agricultural purposes. Moreover, Liberica coffee has the potential to become a climate-smart crop.

Above - Liberica growing in terraces at lower altitude

 

It is not without its challenges however key points around its cultivation are:

  • Altitude: Liberica thrives at lower altitudes not in the traditional Arbica growing areas  
  • Pests: The coffee is susceptible to pests, requiring sustainable pest management practices that are different to traditional coffee varieties. However, it is resistant to leaf rust and appears more resistant to diseases than fussy arabica.
  • Climate Change: Adapting to changing climate conditions is crucial for successful cultivation. Liberica’s less fussy nature makes it ideal as other varietals turn up their toes.
  • Exotic Nature: Its exotic nature demands specialized farming, in Vietnam the subspecies Excelsa has overcome the problem of pointy beans that are not so easily roasted. Also,  using a lower temperature, shorter roasts pays dividends with the pointy beans. Liberica in Vietnam in not well known but Excelsa as a subspecies of Liberica is incorporated into quite a few of Trung Nguyen blends

 

A recent study by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) found that Liberica coffee could be more resistant to the effects of climate change compared to other coffee varieties. This is because Liberica coffee is more tolerant to high temperatures and drought, which are expected to become more frequent in the future due to climate change. In conclusion, Liberica coffee is a sustainable solution to climate change for coffee production.

 

By promoting the cultivation of Liberica coffee, we can reduce the environmental impact of coffee production, prevent deforestation, and provide a climate-smart crop that can help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change. So the next time you enjoy a cup of coffee, consider choosing Liberica coffee to make a positive impact on the environment.

 

When brewing Liberica coffee, it’s important to consider the unique characteristics of this rare bean. To ensure the best flavor and experience, you should try out different brewing methods and techniques. Remember to keep these tips in mind:

  • Use a coarser grind to prevent over-extraction
  • Experiment with different water temperatures to find the ideal brewing range – ie a lower temperature than an espresso brew.
  • Consider using a French press for a full-bodied brew
  • Try pour-over methods for a clean and nuanced flavor profile

These factors make it ideally suited to blending and brewing in the Vietnamese style of Phin Coffee

Try TN coffee in a can with Excelsa blend - includes shipping

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05-05-2024
The Dakman and Viet-coffee collaboration

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The Dakman and Viet-coffee collaboration

 

Dakman and Viet-Coffee have an association that goes back to almost our beginnings in 2009

Viet-coffee Austalian intorduced Dakman and Vietcoffe Vietnam when they were looking for a new bean suppier - it was a match made in heaven.

1. How Dakman Beans are Revolutionizing the Coffee Industry in Vietnam

Located in the Central Highlands, Vietnam's coffee-growing heartland, Dakman are processors and exporters of premium-quality Robusta coffee. Deep in the countryside of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, DAKMAN has established strong, long-term relations with Central Highlands farmers, the land and customers alike.

  • Using Dakman means Viet-coffee’s quality requirements are uncompromised

  • When Viet-coffee Australia orders coffee in Vietnam, Dakman offers Guaranteed timely shipment

  • Viet-coffee Vietnam and Australia Love Dakman’s Renowned excellency and professionalism

Sourced, Processed and Quality Assured

"Sourced, processed and quality assured"

Striving to deliver all round customer satisfaction Dakman never loses sight of what really matters. DAKMAN is commited to being a reliable partner to the coffee industry and provides consistency through modern, flexible processing, intelligent logistics and Robusta expertise.

Dakman  also offer a distinctive selection of Arabicas processed in the province of Lam Dong surrounding the highland city of Dalat. Old Indochine left a culture in this city, celebrated for the Asian-French fusion, we named our Arabica produced here Café Indica.

"Made by nature, delivered by Man"


 

2. Discovering the Unique Flavors of Viet-coffee Vietnam's Dakman Bean Brews

Above Dakman beans at Viet-coffee warehouse


Viet-coffee’s range of beans and ground coffee offer the best of Vietnam’s traditional coffee flavours.  The Italian and Saigon Espresso beans are testament to the quality and our Saigon Phin Daklak, Lady Fox, American Moka and Gout de Paris offer no compromise in their flavour. Traditional Vietnamese flavours produced with Vietnamese style. See the range here in various shipping pack sizes.

 

Viet-Coffee range here

 

24-04-2024
Caffee cleared from Quarantine so store being updated - If your favourite is not there remind us to bump it to the top of the Qu

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All your favourites should be back in stock, including the Sang Tao/Creative range, Saigon Phin Daklak, and we will have much wider range of beans so keep an eye out for our latest releases as they get added to the store.

For those of you following us on Facebook we had a combined work and rest  break in Vietnam. Now that the coffee is finally cleared we are celebrating with a trip to Margaret River leaving Friday so order away and it will ship Friday and Monday.

The last shipment of Napoli Cafeviet Robusta coffee was a sell out, it  is a Vietnamese coffee that is made from 100% Robusta beans, which are known for their strong and bold flavor.

The beans are carefully selected and roasted using infrared technology from Italy to ensure the highest quality of coffee.

Vietnam is the leading producer of robusta coffee beans in the world .

During the French colonial era when Vietnam was known as French Indochina, coffee was an import with European ties. Coffee was first brought to Vietnam in the mid-1800s. Initially unpopular among Vietnamese people, coffee became a growing part of Vietnamese culture much like bread, pastries, and other French imports did over time.

As people discovered that areas of Vietnam were conducive to coffee production, the trade proliferated. By the mid-1900s, most of the production was clustered in the Central Highlands of Vietnam where over 80% of the coffee continues to be grown to this day, namely robusta.

With the Đối Mới Reforms beginning in 1986, coffee production in Vietnam saw a new light. In a race for profit, many farmers lacked the skills and experience to grow quality beans. Early food technology was unsophisticated and robusta became known as a cheap and rough product, and had a bad association with instant coffee.

During these times, many farmers struggled to make ends meet and with poor technology for separating stones, twigs and dirt that was often associated with sun dried beans laid out on the groundleading to Vietnamese Robust getting a bad rap.. The social reforms in the government allowed for market diversification and encouraged farmers to grow coffee for various markets at different prices, but this only took foot as companies began to focus on quality control and exports..

Napoli Cafeviet Robusta coffee is a great example of how Vietnamese robusta coffee has  evolved over time into a high-quality product that is enjoyed by people all over the world. Napoli Cafe viet Robusta coffee is a Vietnamese coffee that is made from 100% Robusta beans, which are known for their strong and bold flavor.

The beans are carefully selected and roasted using infrared technology from Italy to ensure the highest quality of coffee . Robusta coffee is known for its high caffeine content, which makes it a great choice for those who need an extra boost of energy in the morning or throughout the day . 

Napoli Cafeviet Robusta coffee is a great choice for those who enjoy strong and bold coffee with high caffeine content buy yours today.

Napoli Cafe Viet Ca Phe Rang Xay Robusta Coffee ground 500g

Note Trung Nguyen has put up their prices by 25% in the last half year so we woudl recommed youi get your TN coffee soon as it will go up with our next restock as will all our range due to upward pressure on coffee prices across the world with changing weather patterns.  They are talking about wine being grown in Scotland now and lots of Aussi producers are adding Tassy to their plot portfolio.

Note Robusta is not quite so sensitive to climate change but higher Temperatures will challenge both Robusta and  arabica coffee producers into the future with the comment that Robusta is not so robust as originally thought.

Coffee on

Hugh and Van

30-03-2024
Easter chocolate fix with a ginseng twist

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Easter is upon us and there is nothing better than a comforting cup of hot chocolate.  Unfortunalty the price of chocolate in the shops has doubled but Viet-coffee has some cocoa-based drinks at the old price

Cocoa has tripled in price over the past year and Viet-coffee has been lucky enough to secure cocoa 3 in 1,  ginseng & cocoa instant and the range of Napoli instant coffee with cocoa.

Why has the price skyrocketed? Climate change with dry weather in West Africa (the major producer) has decimated harvest creating the perfect storm with consumer demand ever increasing.

Luckily Vietnam grows  coca  In the Mekong Delta, Central Highlands. and south east region.. Most Mekong delta plantations are in Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Hau Giang, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, and Soc Trang. In the Central Highlands, cocoa is grown in the provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong. In the Southeast region, cocoa is concentrated in Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai and Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

Cocao is a good companion plant to Robusta as it grows well between 50 to 1000 m.

There are similarities in horticultural practices with cocoa plants being productive only after 2 to 5 years. There are different varieties of cocoa plants with 10 specific genetic varieties each with their own best use.

Cocoa beans are harvested by hand with a machete with the pods split open then fermented usually 5 to 7 days.

The fermentation sterilises the seeds and develops the flavour profile. Then like coffee the fermented beans and pulp are sun dried or some may be smoked to reduce moisture to 6 to 7% to prevent mould formation. Like coffee its then bagged and sold.

Viet-coffee is proud to bring you Cocoa 3 in 1 in a box choose your strength with the size of the measure
G20 Cacao 3 in 1 200g

3 in 1 cocoa drink

Cocoa Ginseng and reishi - with the bebefits Ginseng and Reishi Cocoa Ginseng Reishi instant

 

NAPOLI - 4 IN1 INSTANT COFFEE with Cocao 10 stickt X  29g

And Napoli 4 in 1 with cocoa Napoli 4 in 1 with cocoa

 

Note we go to Vietnam Tuesday all orders from Midday Monday  will have shipping delayed until our retun on 16th April

Have a safe productive Easter break.

Coffee on Hugh and Van

01-11-2023
Napoli Cafe Viet Robusta Ground Coffee 500g New product

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Napoli Cafeviet Robusta coffee is a Vietnamese coffee that is made from 100% Robusta beans, which are known for their strong and bold flavor.

The beans are carefully selected and roasted using infrared technology from Italy to ensure the highest quality of coffee.

Vietnam is the leading producer of robusta coffee beans in the world .

During the French colonial era when Vietnam was known as French Indochina, coffee was an import with European ties. Coffee was first brought to Vietnam in the mid-1800s. Initially unpopular among Vietnamese people, coffee became a growing part of Vietnamese culture much like bread, pastries, and other French imports did over time.

As people discovered that areas of Vietnam were conducive to coffee production, the trade proliferated. By the mid-1900s, most of the production was clustered in the Central Highlands of Vietnam where over 80% of the coffee continues to be grown to this day, namely robusta.

With the Đối Mới Reforms beginning in 1986, coffee production in Vietnam saw a new light. In a race for profit, many farmers lacked the skills and experience to grow quality beans. Early food technology was unsophisticated and robusta became known as a cheap and rough product, and had a bad association with instant coffee.

During these times, many farmers struggled to make ends meet and with poor technology for separating stones, twigs and dirt that was often associated with sun dried beans laid out on the groundleading to Vietnamese Robust getting a bad rap.. The social reforms in the government allowed for market diversification and encouraged farmers to grow coffee for various markets at different prices, but this only took foot as companies began to focus on quality control and exports..

Napoli Cafeviet Robusta coffee is a great example of how Vietnamese robusta coffee has  evolved over time into a high-quality product that is enjoyed by people all over the world. Napoli Cafe viet Robusta coffee is a Vietnamese coffee that is made from 100% Robusta beans, which are known for their strong and bold flavor.

The beans are carefully selected and roasted using infrared technology from Italy to ensure the highest quality of coffee . Robusta coffee is known for its high caffeine content, which makes it a great choice for those who need an extra boost of energy in the morning or throughout the day . 

Napoli Cafeviet Robusta coffee is a great choice for those who enjoy strong and bold coffee with high caffeine content buy yours today for $4.99 for 500g

Napoli Cafe Viet Ca Phe Rang Xay Robusta Coffee ground 500g

01-10-2023
Whats the drill on weasel coffee?

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Viet-coffee.com.au offers a wide range of traditional Vietnamese coffee blends, including Lady Fox,  Metrang Weasel coffee and INSTANT COFFEE G20 2in1 WEASEL 15g x 10 sticks

 Lady Fox is a specially selected blend of premium coffee beans that successfully replicates the complex flavors seen in Weasel coffee 1The blend is made using Peaberry, Arabica, and Robusta beans from Buon Me Thuot and Cau Dat coffee plantations that are specially roasted to give a smooth mellow blend typical of the best Vietnamese weasel coffee style 2The product is available in two forms: ground coffee and coffee pods (Nespresso style pods made to order )12.

   

 

Weasel coffee, also known as Civet coffee or Kopi Luwak, is a type of coffee that is produced from the scat of the Asian palm civet, a small mammal native to Southeast Asia 34. The civet consumes the ripest coffee cherries, which are then partially digested and excreted. The undigested coffee beans are collected from the scat  of the animal and then thoroghly cleaned, roasted, and brewed into coffee 34.

 

What makes Weasel coffee special is its unique flavor profile. Once the coffee cherries beans are eaten enzymes pass through the beans’ pectin layer during the weasel's digestive process, changing their proteins and molecular structure, creating sugars and mellowing the flavour. This process removes the acidity and bitterness from the beans and creates a unique aroma of nuts and chocolate, resulting in an incredibly smooth-tasting coffee 56. The civet’s discerning palate helps ensure that only the best red berries in the trees with perfectly ripened fruit are chosen. This means Weasel coffee has built-in quality control as they’ve been chosen by a team of weasel experts 7.

Viet-coffee.com.au offers a wide range of traditional Vietnamese coffee blends, including Lady Fox,  Metrang Weasel coffee and G20 2 in 1 Weasel coffee.. Huong Chon (Lady Fox) 250g ground isViet-Coffee’s own specially selected blend of premium coffee beans that successfully replicates the complex flavors seen in Weasel coffee.

 

Metrang Weasel Arabica super clean ground coffee 500g

is from the world Famous Metrang company who focus on clean and Green

 

 

All Weasel coffee orders for the month of October will have samples of our instant Caphe Chon 2 in one (no sugar) remember to ask

 

Coffee on

 

Hugh and Van

Viet-coffee.com.au

21-09-2023
Robusta coffee getting better and better

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Robusta Coffee gettting better and better

Vietnamese coffee is known for its unique taste and aroma. One of the most popular types of coffee in Vietnam is Robusta coffee. Many of the roadside cafe's selling Caphe sua da use Robusta based coffee. We are  a well-known online retailer for Vietnamese coffee and tea in Australasia 1. Offering a wide range of Vietnamese coffee styles, many including Robusta coffee on its own or as a blend.

Robusta coffee is grown in Vietnam’s Central Highlands and is known for its strong and bitter taste. It is often used in blends with Arabica coffee to create a unique flavor profile 2.  Viet-Coffee offers a variety of Robusta coffee products, including the following:

  1. Saigon Phin Daklak: This 250g pack of ground coffee is made from 100% Robusta beans grown in the Dak Lak province of Vietnam. It has a strong and bold flavor that is perfect for those who prefer their coffee strong 1.
  2. Creative 5 (Sang Tao 5): This 340g pack of ground Trung Nguyen Vietnamese style coffee is a blend of Arabica, Robusta, Chari, and Catimor beans. It has a strong, deep, dark, and complex flavor that is perfect for those who enjoy a full-bodied cup of coffee 1.
  3. EMC 500g - Robusta Coffee with all the flavours that make for a fantastic cup of Vietnamese coffee. A hint of Moka and caramel for that full coffee flavour.

Viet-Coffee also offers other types of Vietnamese coffee, including Gourmet Blend from Trung Nguyen and Creative 4 (Sang Tao 4) from Trung Nguyen 1.

This Letters special available until the begining of October is a Coffee filter / Vietnamese Style Coffee Filter - Phin - Stainless Steel 150 ml: This stainless steel filter is perfect for brewing Vietnamese-style coffee at home. It can be used to make both Robusta and Arabica coffee 1.and will be free with every BX1 order of Coffee.

In conclusion, if you are looking to try Vietnamese Robusta coffee, We is an excellent place to start. With a wide range of Robusta coffee products that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

1: https://www.viet-coffee.com.au/xcart/home.php 2: https://manualcoffeebrewing.com/coffee-from-vietnam/

20-08-2023
Napoli Coffee from Vietnam - A blend of two coffee cultures

Napoli Coffee from Vietnam - A blend of two coffee cultures
 

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Napoli coffee is a brand of Vietnamese coffee that is gaining international popularity. Napoli coffee from Vietnam is made from high-quality beans that are roasted and ground in a traditional way. Napoli coffee is known for its rich flavor, smooth texture, and aromatic scent. Napoli coffee is also affordable and easy to prepare, making it a great choice for coffee lovers.

Napoli style coffee originated in Naples, Italy,  According to some sources, Napoli coffee dates back to the 18th century, when the first coffee houses opened in Naples under the influence of the Spanish and French, who introduced coffee beans from their colonies. Napoli coffee is characterized by its dark roast, fine grind, and strong flavor, often enhanced by adding sugar or milk.

If you are a coffee lover, you might have heard of Napoli coffee, a dark and intense brew that originates from the Italian city of Naples. But what is different about Napoli coffee, and why is it so popular among espresso aficionados?

Napoli coffee is not a specific type of bean, but rather a blend and a roasting method that reflects the local culture and tradition of coffee making. Napoli coffee typically consists of a mix of Arabica and Robusta beans, Traditionally sourced from Brazil, India ,Uganda and now from Vietnam. The beans are roasted for a long time at high temperatures, resulting in a very dark and oily appearance being typical of Vietnamese coffee.

The roasting process gives Napoli coffee its distinctive characteristics: a rich and full-bodied flavor, with notes of chocolate, caramel and toasted cereals. Napoli coffee also has a high caffeine content, which makes it ideal for a morning boost or an afternoon pick-me-up. Napoli coffee is best enjoyed as a ristretto (a short shot of espresso) or an espresso (a regular shot of espresso), with or without sugar, but not usually with milk.

Napoli coffee is more than just a drink; it is a symbol of the Neapolitan lifestyle and identity. Coffee shops in Naples are often crowded and noisy, where people socialize and exchange opinions over a quick sip of espresso. Napoli coffee is also associated with hospitality and friendship, as it is customary to offer a cup of coffee to guests or strangers as a sign of welcome.  Very much like Vietnamese hospitality.

If you want to experience the authentic taste of Napoli coffee Vietnamese style, you can try some of the Napoli Espresso Instant or the Napoli Espresso beans.

Vietnam as one of the world's largest producers and exporters of coffee, mainly of the Robusta variety, which has a higher caffeine content and a broader palate than Arabica also grown in the Central Highlands. Vietnam's coffee industry developed rapidly after the economic reforms of 1986, which allowed private ownership of land and encouraged farmers to grow coffee as a cash crop. Vietnam's coffee production has helped lift millions of people out of poverty and transformed the country's economy.

Napoli coffee and Vietnam have a special relationship because many Vietnamese coffee brands use Napoli-style roasting and brewing methods to create their products. For example, Trung Nguyen Corporation, one of the largest coffee companies in Vietnam, offers a Napoli coffee blend that is described as \"a harmonious combination of four types of beans from Buon Ma Thuot - the capital of Vietnamese coffee\". Another example is Viet-Coffee, an online retailer that sells Napoli coffee beans sourced and roasted from Vietnam in now in Australia.

Napoli coffee is a popular choice for Vietnamese people who enjoy a strong and aromatic cup of coffee, as well as for foreigners who want to experience a different aspect of Vietnamese culture. Napoli coffee can be prepared using various methods, such as espresso machines, moka pots, or phins (traditional Vietnamese metal filters). Napoli coffee can also be mixed with condensed milk or egg to create delicious drinks like ca phe sua da (iced coffee with milk) or ca phe trung (egg coffee).

Napoli coffee is more than just a beverage - it is a symbol of the historical and cultural ties between Naples and Vietnam, two places that share a passion for coffee.

One of the reasons why Napoli coffee is terrific is that it reflects the culture and history of Vietnam. Napoli coffee was inspired by the Italian espresso that was introduced by the French colonists in the 19th century. However, the Vietnamese people adapted the espresso to their own taste and preferences, adding condensed milk, ice, or egg to create different variations of Napoli coffee. Napoli coffee is a symbol of the resilience and creativity of the Vietnamese people, who have overcome many challenges and hardships throughout history.

Another reason why Napoli coffee is terrific is that it offers many health benefits. Napoli coffee contains antioxidants that can protect the body from free radicals and inflammation. Napoli coffee can also boost the metabolism, enhance the mood, and improve the cognitive function. Napoli coffee can help prevent diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's. Napoli coffee can also lower the risk of some types of cancer, such as liver and colorectal cancer.

Napoli coffee is a terrific beverage that can satisfy your taste buds, nourish your body, and enrich your mind. If you are looking for a delicious and healthy coffee option, you should try Napoli coffee today. You will not regret it!

Special offer with Napoli coffee - Free extra box of Napoli caphe den Napoli Coffee Black 30g (15 sticks x 2g)  with every $20 coffee order remember to ask for it in your order  (May be loose sticks not in box)

Coffee On

Hugh and Van.

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29-07-2023
New Eu standards to ban coffee from deforrested / degraded land - Metrang continues to develop their Green and Clean brand

New Eu standards to ban coffee from deforrested / degraded land

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The European Union (EU) has recently adopted a landmark law to ban imports of products that are linked to deforestation or degradation of land. The law, which will come into force in 2024, aims to protect the world's forests and biodiversity, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use change. The law covers six key commodities: cattle, cocoa, coffee, oil palm, soy, and wood. These commodities account for more than 80% of global deforestation between 2010 and 2015.

The EU is one of the largest markets for these commodities, and its new law will have significant implications for the countries that produce and export them. One of these countries is Vietnam, which is a major exporter of coffee and wood products to the EU. According to the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency, Vietnam exported $1.6 billion worth of coffee and $1.2 billion worth of wood products to the EU in 2020. These two sectors employ millions of people and contribute to the country's economic development.

However, Vietnam also faces serious challenges in managing its forests and land resources. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Vietnam lost 2.7 million hectares of forest area between 1990 and 2020, mainly due to agricultural expansion, infrastructure development, and illegal logging. Vietnam also has a high rate of land degradation, affecting about 38% of its total land area. Land degradation reduces soil fertility, water availability, and carbon sequestration, and increases the risk of natural disasters.

To comply with the EU's new law, Vietnam will have to ensure that its coffee and wood products do not come from land that was deforested or degraded after December 31, 2020. This will require strengthening its governance systems, improving its traceability mechanisms, and enhancing its cooperation with the EU and other stakeholders. Vietnam will also have to balance its economic interests with its environmental and social responsibilities, and ensure that its producers and workers are not adversely affected by the law.

Some of the actions that Vietnam can take to prepare for the EU's new law are:

- Developing a national definition of deforestation and degradation that is consistent with the EU's criteria and international standards.
- Implementing a national forest monitoring system that can track changes in forest cover and quality using satellite imagery and ground data.
- Establishing a national database that can verify the origin and legality of coffee and wood products along the supply chain.
- Providing technical assistance and financial incentives to coffee and wood producers to adopt sustainable practices and restore degraded lands.
- Engaging in dialogue and consultation with the EU and other relevant actors to address potential trade barriers and market opportunities.

The EU's new law on deforestation-free products is a bold step to protect the planet's forests and climate. It also presents an opportunity for Vietnam to improve its environmental performance and enhance its competitiveness in the global market. By taking proactive measures to comply with the law, Vietnam can demonstrate its commitment to sustainable development and green growth.

Metrang forges ahead to Ensure Green and Clean

Metrang is a leading coffee company that strives to produce high-quality, sustainable and ethical coffee. Metrang follows a set of rigorous standards to ensure that its coffee production is green and clean, from the farm to the cup. In this blog post, we will explore some of the key aspects of Metrang's coffee production standards and how they benefit the environment, the farmers and the consumers.

above - Shade grown coffee leaving natural forest

Metrang's Coffee Production Standards

Metrang's coffee production standards are based on four main pillars: environmental protection, social responsibility, economic viability and quality assurance. These pillars guide Metrang's decisions and actions throughout the coffee value chain, from sourcing, processing, roasting, packaging, distributing and selling its coffee products.

Environmental Protection

Metrang is committed to protecting the environment and reducing its carbon footprint. Metrang sources its coffee beans from certified organic farms that use natural fertilizers and pest control methods, avoid deforestation and conserve water and soil resources. Metrang also uses renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and biogas, to power its processing and roasting facilities. Metrang minimizes its waste generation and recycles or composts its organic materials. Metrang also uses eco-friendly packaging materials, such as biodegradable bags and recyclable cups, to reduce its plastic consumption and disposal.

Social Responsibility

Metrang is dedicated to supporting the social and economic well-being of its coffee farmers and workers. Metrang pays fair prices to its coffee suppliers and provides them with technical assistance, training, equipment and access to credit. Metrang also ensures that its coffee farms comply with labor standards, such as minimum wages, safe working conditions, health care and education. Metrang also supports various community development projects, such as building schools, clinics, roads and water systems, in the regions where it operates.

Economic Viability

Metrang is focused on creating long-term value for its stakeholders and customers. Metrang invests in research and development to improve its coffee quality and productivity. Metrang also adopts innovative technologies and practices to optimize its operations and reduce its costs. Metrang also diversifies its product portfolio and markets to cater to different customer preferences and needs. Metrang also builds strong relationships with its partners and suppliers to ensure mutual trust and cooperation.

Quality Assurance

Metrang is passionate about delivering the best coffee experience to its customers. Metrang follows strict quality control measures throughout its coffee production process, from selecting the best coffee varieties, harvesting the ripest cherries, washing, drying and sorting the beans, roasting them to perfection, grinding them to the right size and brewing them with care. Metrang also conducts regular quality tests and audits to ensure that its coffee products meet or exceed international standards and customer expectations.

Conclusion

Metrang is a coffee company that cares about its impact on the environment, the society and the economy. Metrang follows a set of high standards to ensure that its coffee production is green and clean. By doing so, Metrang not only produces delicious and satisfying coffee, but also contributes to a better world.

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21-07-2023
Vietnamese Coffee Farmers Shift to Climate Change Resistant Beans: What Does This Mean for the Flavour? - Napoli Coffee 4 in 1


Vietnamese Coffee Farmers Shift to Climate Change Resistant Beans: What Does This Mean for the Flavour?

 

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Vietnam is one of the world's largest producers and exporters of coffee, with a market share of about 20%. However, the country's coffee industry is facing serious challenges due to climate change, which affects the quality and quantity of the beans. Rising temperatures, erratic rainfall, droughts, pests and diseases are some of the factors that threaten the livelihoods of millions of coffee farmers in Vietnam.


To cope with these challenges, some coffee farmers in Vietnam have started to switch to more resilient varieties of coffee beans, such as Arabica and Catimor. These beans are more tolerant to heat, drought and diseases than the traditional Robusta beans, which account for 95% of Vietnam's coffee production. However, these beans also have different characteristics and flavours than Robusta, which may affect the preferences and expectations of consumers.


Robusta beans are known for their high caffeine content, strong taste, and low acidity. Robusta is the major ingredient in instant coffee due to its ability to retain the coffee flavour in the manafacturing process or its blended with other types of beans to create different flavours and aromas.


>Arabica beans, on the other hand, have less caffeine, more acidity, and a smoother taste. They are usually preferred by specialty coffee drinkers who appreciate the nuances and complexity of different rigins and roasts. Recent advances in food technology have made Arabica instants more popular as the flavours can now make a better transition to an instant coffee.

 

Catimor beans (see above) are a hybrid of Arabica and Robusta, which combine some of the traits of both parents. They have a medium caffeine content, moderate acidity, and a nutty and chocolatey flavour and are a prominant feature in the famous four bean blends from Trung Nguyen.

The shift to more climate change resistant beans may have implications for the future of Vietnamese coffee industry and culture. On one hand, it will help the farmers adapt to the changing environment and secure their income and sustainability. On the other hand, it may also change the identity and reputation of Vietnamese coffee in the global market and among local consumers. Some coffee lovers may welcome the diversity and quality of the new beans, while others may miss the distinctive flavour and strength of Robusta.

As a result, it is important for coffee farmers, traders, roasters, and consumers to be aware of these changes and their impacts on the flavour and value of Vietnamese coffee. It is also essential for them to communicate and collaborate with each other to find the best solutions and strategies to preserve and promote the heritage and innovation of Vietnamese coffee.

Napoli coffee has already taken steps to adapt to retain the traditional flovour by the promotion of their cocoa added range of instant coffee. The addition of cocoa retains the heritage flavours or fruit and nuts that is typical of Vietnamese coffee.

We are having a sale on this tasty instant 

NAPOLI- 4 IN1 INSTANT  MILK COFFEE WITH CHOCOLATE (18 packs x 29g/bag)

NAPOLI- 4 IN1 INSTANT MILK COFFEE WITH CHOCOLATE (18 packs x 29g/bag)

Instant coffee with a cocoa lift - may be drunk hot or cold. Premium coffee bargain introductory price.

Refreshing blend of coffee and cocoa for a mug.- retaining the traditional Vietnamese flavour for the bargain price of $7.99
 
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Hugh and Van
14-07-2023
Vietnam may see record coffee exports on soaring prices as El Nino to hit supply Special Pricing on Creative 4 (Sang Tao 4) 25

Vietnam may see record coffee exports on soaring prices as El Nino to hit supply

If you are a coffee lover, you might want to stock up on your favorite beans soon. Vietnam, the world's second-largest coffee producer and exporter, is facing a potential drop in its output due to the El Nino weather phenomenon, which could drive up the prices of coffee globally.

What is El Nino and how does it affect coffee production?

El Nino is a climate pattern that occurs when the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean become warmer than usual, affecting the atmospheric circulation and rainfall patterns around the world. El Nino typically causes droughts in some regions and floods in others, disrupting the agricultural activities and food security of millions of people.

Coffee is a crop that requires a specific range of temperature and rainfall to grow well. Too much or too little water can damage the plants and reduce the yield and quality of the beans. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, Vietnam, Indonesia and Brazil are the largest producers of robusta, a type of coffee that is mainly used for instant coffee and espresso blends. Robusta is more resilient to heat and pests than arabica, another type of coffee that is preferred for specialty drinks and has a more delicate flavor and aroma. However, robusta is still vulnerable to extreme weather conditions, such as those caused by El Nino.

According to Mai Van Khiem, head of the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast, El Nino is likely to form in Vietnam during the last half of the summer, with a 70-80 percent chance of the phenomenon persisting into 2024. El Nino typically suppresses rainfall, thus the average rainfall across Vietnam is expected to drop 25-50 percent, he said. This could lead to severe water shortages in the regions that produce key agricultural export products, including coffee.

Vietnam's coffee farming covers about 710,000 hectares, with its largest coffee-growing area in the Central Highlands accounting for about 90 percent of the total output, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Central Highlands are already experiencing droughts and water scarcity due to climate change and deforestation. El Nino could exacerbate these problems and affect the flowering and fruiting stages of the coffee plants, resulting in lower yields and quality.

How does this impact the global coffee market and prices?

Vietnam expects its coffee exports this year to hit a fresh record high as global production will fall short of demand, resulting in soaring prices amid El Nino-induced extreme weather conditions, Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday.

According to Fitch Solutions' research unit BMI, "the now-widely expected transition to El Nino conditions in the third quarter of 2023 has fueled fears of reduced production in Vietnam and Indonesia, both major robusta coffee producers". Other large producers like Brazil and Colombia will also be negatively impacted by drought as well, the report said.

The global coffee market is already facing a supply deficit due to strong demand from emerging markets, especially China and India, where coffee consumption is growing rapidly. The Covid-19 pandemic also boosted the demand for coffee as more people stayed at home and brewed their own drinks. According to the International Coffee Organization, global coffee consumption in 2023/24 is projected to increase by 2.1 percent to 170.9 million bags, while global production is estimated to decrease by 0.5 percent to 168.7 million bags.

As a result, coffee prices have been rising steadily since late 2022, reaching their highest levels in seven years. According to Bloomberg data, robusta futures traded in London rose to $2,223 per ton on June 7, up 36 percent from a year ago. Arabica futures traded in New York climbed to $1.66 per pound on June 8, up 24 percent from a year ago.

Vietnam's coffee exports in May jumped 28.5 percent to $418 million, resulting in overall export earnings in the first five months of the year of over $2 billion, up 1.3 percent from a year ago, according to the General Statistics Office. The country's coffee shipments in the January-May period fell 2.2 percent from a year earlier to 882,000 tons, official data showed.

Domestic robusta coffee continued the rising streak last week and hit a fresh high in the past three months up to 61,800 Vietnamese dong ($2.6) per kg, after widening 25 percent in the first three months from the end of last year, said traders. Average prices last week surged around 44 percent year-on-year in the Southeast Asian country's largest coffee farming Central Highlands.

Robusta coffee is expected to extend its growth streak in the last half of the year on tighter supplies as this year's output could drop by 10-15 percent from the earlier forecast due to unfavorable weather conditions, said Do Ha Nam, vice president of the Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association.

What can you do as a coffee consumer?

If you are a coffee consumer, you might want to be prepared for higher prices and possible shortages of your favorite beans in the near future. You can also try to support the coffee farmers and workers who are facing the challenges of climate change and El Nino by buying fair trade and organic coffee, which ensures that they receive a fair price and follow sustainable practices. You can also diversify your coffee choices and explore different varieties and origins of coffee, which can help you discover new flavors and aromas, as well as support the diversity and resilience of the coffee industry.

Sources:

: Vietnam readies record coffee exports | Vending Times
: Vietnam may see record coffee exports on soaring prices as El Nino to hit supply - China.org.cn
: Vietnam may see record coffee exports as prices soar but El Nino threatens to hit supply | The Star
: Vietnam may see record coffee exports on soaring prices as El Nino to hit supply | Macau Business

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Creative 4 (Sang Tao 4) 250 ground x 10 pack Trung Nguyen coffee with shipping Close to code BBF October 2023

Great price on Creative Coffee #4 (also known as Sang Tao 4) is blend of culi (single, unsplit) beans of Arabica, Robusta, Chari and Catimor. Strong, deep, dark and complex. The quintessential coffeehouse favorite making a strong full flavoured coffee typically Vietnamese in style
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Hugh and VAn
23-06-2023
New Range of Instant Bllack - How to make liquor coffee - Austpost rates up in a week

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There will be an increase in Australia Post shipping rates very soon, buy now to take advantage of the old pricing

New plain black instants

Meet More 3g x 15 sachets  - I'm excited to share with you a new product that I've been loving lately: meet more instant Espresso 3g x 15 sachet. This is a convenient and delicious way to enjoy a cup of espresso anytime, anywhere. All you need is hot water and a mug, and you can have a rich and aromatic espresso in seconds. No need for a fancy machine or a barista. Just tear open a sachet, pour the contents into your espresso cup, add hot water, stir and enjoy!

I love that meet more instant Espresso  tastes just like the real thing. It has a smooth and creamy texture, a strong and balanced flavor, and a nice crema on top. It's made with a blend of  Arabica and Robusta beans that are roasted and ground to perfection.

It's not too sweet or bitter, so you can customize it to your liking. You can add milk, sugar, creamer, or whatever you prefer. Or you can drink it black for a pure espresso experience.

Another thing I love about meet more instant Espresso is that it comes in handy sachets that are easy to carry around. You can stash them in your computer bag, purse, backpack, desk drawer, or car glove box. You never know when you might need a boost of energy or a moment of indulgence. Whether you're at work, at home, on the road, or on vacation, you can always have a cup of espresso ready to go. And each sachet contains only 3 grams of coffee, so you don't have to worry about wasting any or making too much, its just right for an Aussi cuppa.

If you're looking for a convenient and delicious way to enjoy espresso anytime, anywhere, I highly recommend you try meet more instant Espresso 3g x 15 sachet. You can find it online here . Trust me, once you try it, you'll never go back to regular instant coffee again. It's a game-changer for coffee lovers like me. So go ahead and treat yourself to some meet more instant Espresso today. You deserve it! Add a pack to your order here   Meet More Espresso 3g x 15 sachet

Napoli Black Instant (15 Sticks x 2 g)

If you love coffee, you might want to try Napoli coffee, a brand of instant black coffee that is made from high-quality Arabica and Robusta beans. Napoli coffee uses Italy's infrared roasting technology to create a dark and rich coffee with a smooth and creamy texture. Napoli coffee is easy to prepare and enjoy, whether you want a hot or iced coffee. Just add water and stir, and you have a delicious cup of coffee that will energize you and delight your senses. Napoli coffee is perfect for any occasion, whether you need a morning boost, an afternoon break, or a relaxing evening treat. Napoli coffee is more than just a drink, it's an experience. Try it today and discover the taste of Napoli!  Get yours here Napoli Coffee Black 30g (15 sticks x 2g)

 

How to Make Coffee Liqueur from Instant Coffee

Both the above instants are just great for making Coffee liqueur. Coffee liquer is a delicious and versatile drink that you can enjoy on its own or in cocktails. You can buy it at the store, but you can also make your own at home with some simple ingredients. Here is how to make coffee liqueur from instant coffee.

Ingredients:

- 3 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 10 sachets of instant coffee (adjust with more to taste)- Meet More will be stronger witth extra coffee
- 750 ml of rum or vodka

Instructions:

1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, water and vanilla bean to make a simple syrup. Bring it to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the syrup is slightly thickened.
2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the instant coffee. Let it cool completely.
3. In a large glass jar or bottle, combine the coffee syrup and the rum or vodka. Shake well and store in a cool, dark place for at least 10 days, shaking occasionally.
4. After 10 days, strain the liqueur through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the coffee granules* and the vanilla bean. Transfer the liqueur to a clean bottle and enjoy!

Tips:

- You can use any kind of rum or vodka for this recipe, but aged rum will give you a richer and smoother flavor.
- You can also use vanilla extract instead of a vanilla bean, but use only 1 teaspoon of extract.
- You can adjust the sweetness and strength of your coffee liqueur by adding more or less sugar and alcohol.
- You can use your homemade coffee liqueur in many cocktails, such as espresso martini, white Russian, B-52 and more.

* Vitenamese instants contain a percentage of really really fine ground roast coffee to add to the real coffee flavour, if you have used vanilla essence you may decide to not strain.

All orders receive a mixed selection of Instant coffees - All revious offers ended unless psecifically mentioned in their description on the site.

 

16-06-2023
Australia Post shipping to rise very soon - New Napoli 4 in 1 Coffee with cocoa - bounus Phin with all coffee orders over $30

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There will be an increase in Australia Post shipping rates very soon, we are offering a special deal for our coffee lovers. You can get a free espresso phin for a limited time with every coffee order over $30. This is a great opportunity to enjoy our premium coffee blends at home with a simple, elegant brewing device. Don't miss this chance to save on shipping and get a free gift from us. Order now and get your coffee and espresso phin delivered to your door in 2 to 8 days within Australia

Coffee filter / Vietnamese Style Coffee Filter - Phin small - Stainless Steel (espresso size) x 2 with shipping

If you are looking for a refreshing and delicious drink that can satisfy your coffee cravings, you might want to try NAPOLI- 4IN1 INSTANT ICED MILK COFFEE WITH CHOCOLATE. This product is made from high-quality coffee beans that are roasted and ground to perfection, then mixed with sugar, milk powder, fat-free cream and chocolate for a rich and smooth taste. You can enjoy this drink hot or cold, depending on your preference. Just add hot water to dissolve the coffee powder, then pour over ice and stir well. You will get a creamy and frothy iced coffee with a hint of chocolate that will make your day.

NAPOLI- 4 IN1 INSTANT  MILK COFFEE WITH CHOCOLATE (18 packs x 29g/bag)

NAPOLI- 4IN1 INSTANT ICED MILK COFFEE WITH CHOCOLATE is a convenient and affordable way to enjoy a delicious coffee drink anytime, anywhere. Each pack contains 29 grams of coffee powder, enough for one mug serving. You can easily store the packs in your pantry, office drawer or backpack and take them with you wherever you go. You can also share them with your friends and family who love coffee as much as you do.

 

For a limited time only, you can get NAPOLI- 4IN1 INSTANT ICED MILK COFFEE WITH CHOCOLATE for only $7.99 per bag of 18 packs. That's a great deal for a premium coffee product that will delight your taste buds. Don't miss this opportunity to try this amazing drink and save money at the same time. Order now before the offer ends! Click in the link below.

NAPOLI- 4 IN1 INSTANT MILK COFFEE WITH CHOCOLATE (18 packs x 29g/bag)

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10-06-2023
The story of Napoli Coffee - New products to arrive - Napoli Coffee Huong Chon 100% Arabica

Napoli Coffee History - Italian

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Napoli coffee is a traditional way of preparing and enjoying espresso in Naples, Italy. It is more than just a drink; it is a ritual, a culture, and a lifestyle. Napoli coffee is characterized by its strong flavor, thick crema, and low acidity. It is usually served in small cups with a glass of water and a piece of sugar on the side.

The history of Napoli coffee dates back to the 18th century, when the first coffee houses opened in Naples. The city was under the influence of the Spanish and French, who introduced coffee beans from their colonies. The Neapolitans developed their own roasting and brewing methods, using dark roasts and high pressure to extract the essence of the beans. They also invented the "cuccuma", a metal pot with a filter that was placed on the stove to make coffee.

The cuccuma was later replaced by the "moka", a stovetop coffee maker that is still widely used in Italy today. The moka consists of three parts: a bottom chamber that holds water, a middle chamber that holds ground coffee, and a top chamber that collects the brewed coffee. The water is heated until it boils and passes through the coffee grounds, creating a rich and aromatic brew.

The moka was followed by the "napoletana", another stovetop coffee maker that has a similar structure but works in reverse. The napoletana has a bottom chamber that holds the coffee grounds, a middle chamber that holds water, and a top chamber that serves as a handle. The napoletana is filled with water and placed on the stove upside down. When the water boils, the napoletana is flipped over and the water drips through the coffee grounds into the bottom chamber.

The napoletana was eventually superseded by the "espresso machine", which was invented in Milan in 1901 by Luigi Bezzera. The espresso machine uses steam pressure to force hot water through finely ground coffee, producing a concentrated and foamy drink. The espresso machine was refined by Achille Gaggia in 1948, who added a spring piston that created a higher pressure and a thicker crema.

Bezzera Classica 2 group machine

The espresso machine is now the standard way of making Napoli coffee in cafes and bars across Naples. The Neapolitans are very particular about their coffee and have strict rules for its preparation and consumption. For example, they prefer to use local beans from Vesuvius or Etna, which have a volcanic flavor and low acidity. They also insist on using filtered water, which enhances the taste and aroma of the coffee. They grind the beans on demand, using a fine setting that creates more surface area for extraction. They tamp the grounds firmly into the portafilter, creating an even and compact layer that prevents channeling. They brew the coffee for about 25 seconds, using a temperature of 90°C and a pressure of 9 bars. They serve the coffee in preheated porcelain cups, which retain the heat and prevent oxidation. They drink the coffee quickly, while it is still hot and fresh.

Napoli coffee is not only a beverage, but also a social occasion. The Neapolitans enjoy their coffee in company, often accompanied by pastries or sweets. They have different names for different types of coffee, depending on the amount of milk or foam added. For example, a "caffè" is a plain espresso, a "caffè macchiato" is an espresso with a drop of milk, a "cappuccino" is an espresso with steamed milk and foam, and a "latte macchiato" is steamed milk with a drop of espresso. They also have special terms for different times of the day, such as "caffè sospeso" (suspended coffee), which is when someone pays for two coffees but only drinks one, leaving the other one for someone else in need.

Napoli coffee is more than just a drink; it is an art form that reflects the history, culture, and personality of Naples. It is a way of expressing oneself and connecting with others. It is a symbol of hospitality and generosity. It is a source of pleasure and satisfaction. It is Napoli coffee

 

New to Viet-coffee Napoli Coffee

 

Do you know about Napoli Coffee Vietnam? It is a famous clean coffee brand in Vietnam and some countries around the world. Napoli Coffee not only provides pure, delicious coffee, but also supports those who want to start a business with an efficient and cost-effective franchise model.

 

History of establishment and development of Napoli Coffee

Napoli Coffee was founded in 2001 by Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, an entrepreneur with a passion for coffee and a desire to bring consumers clean, high quality and reasonable coffee products.

Mr. Thanh has researched and applied modern roasting technology to create pure coffee beans, which do not contain preservatives or coloring. He has also built a strict management system from raw material procurement to production and distribution to ensure the quality and food safety of products.

Napoli Coffee has quickly won the trust of consumers by the typical and diverse flavors of coffee, from iced milk coffee, iced black coffee, egg coffee, to Italian coffees such as espresso, latte, cappuccino... Napoli Coffee has also exported products to more than 20 countries around the world, including fastidious countries such as the US, Japan, Korea, and now Australia. ...

In addition, Napoli Coffee is also the brand chosen as the official drink for important events such as Apec Meeting, Mekong Subregion Meeting... This is a testament to the prestige and quality of Napoli Coffee in the coffee industry.

Napoli Coffee's Mission

Napoli Coffee not only wants to bring consumers clean and delicious coffee, but also wants to contribute to the development of Vietnam's coffee industry. Napoli Coffee always prioritizes purchasing raw materials from reputable coffee growing areas and cooperating with farmers to create high value-added products for workers.

Viet-coffee has recently partnered with Napoli Coffee and will over the next months be sharing with you their product line up

First off is their Huong Chon 100% ArabicaEspresso beans

If you are looking for a strong and intense coffee experience, you might want to try Napoli vietnam Espresso beans. These beans are sourced from the highlands of Vietnam, where they are grown under optimal conditions and roasted to perfection. Napoli vietnam Espresso beans have a rich and full-bodied flavor, with notes of chocolate, caramel and nuts. They are ideal for making espresso, cappuccino, latte or any other coffee drink that requires a powerful kick.

Huong Chon 100% Arabica is an espresso with a rich and full-bodied flavor, perfect to start the day or for an afternoon break. Napoli Vietnam's Houong Chon 100% Arabica is available in packs of 250g

Napoli Vietnam Espresso beans are only available online. Order now on our website and take advantage of introductory pricing. Try them today and enjoy a taste of Vietnam in your cup!

Napoli Vietnam Huong Chon Espresso beans $9.99 for 250g

 
06-06-2023
Belt tightening solutions with your coffee Budget busters TNI Bean Clerarance

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How to refresh old coffee?  Coffee snobs will turn in their graves with these but different times call for different measures!

If you are a coffee lover, you probably know how important it is to use fresh coffee for brewing a delicious cup. But with interest rates rising again we have to look at all options to make our dollars fo further. What if you have some old coffee beans lying around in your pantry or freezer? Are they still good to use? Can you revive the coffee somehow and enjoy the coffee flavor and aroma again?

(Interestingly the darker roasts often associated with Vietnamese styles tend to retain their flavour for longer than the lighter roasts.) The answer to ressurecting old coffee is yes, you can refresh old coffee, but it depends on how old it is and how it was stored. In this news, we will explain why coffee beans lose freshness over time, how to tell if your coffee beans are still usable, and how to refresh coffee using some simple methods.

Why do coffee beans lose freshness?

Coffee beans are the seeds of the coffee plant, which are roasted to bring out their flavor and aroma. Roasting also creates carbon dioxide (CO2) inside the beans, which slowly escapes through tiny pores on the surface. This process is called degassing, and it affects the quality of your coffee.

CO2 is important for coffee extraction, because it helps to create a layer of crema on espresso shots and to bloom the coffee grounds when brewing with other methods. Crema and bloom are signs of freshness and quality, as they indicate that the coffee beans have not lost their volatile compounds that contribute to the flavor and aroma.

However, as CO2 escapes from the beans, so do these compounds. Over time, the beans become stale and lose their complexity and richness. They also become more susceptible to oxidation, which causes rancidity and bitterness. Oxidation is accelerated by exposure to oxygen, moisture, heat, and light. Beans with an oily sheen have a natural barrier to oxidisation.

Butter roast coffee has a natural covering with the butter oils and will keep longer as it inhibts the degassing and subsequent oxidisation. Note the glossy shine.

How to tell if your coffee beans are still usable?

The best way to tell if your coffee beans are still usable is to use your senses. Look at the beans and check for any signs of mold, insects, or discoloration. If you see any of these, discard the beans immediately.

Next, smell the beans and see if they have a pleasant aroma. If they smell sour, musty, or rancid, they are probably too old to use. If they smell like nothing at all, they are likely very stale and will not produce a flavorful brew. If there is still a coffee smell they can still be used to make coffee.

Finally, taste the coffee made from the beans and see if you like it. If it tastes really flat, dull, or bitter, it means that the beans have lost their freshness and quality. However, if it tastes acceptable to you, you can still use them. Keep in mind that taste is subjective and depends on your personal preference and brewing method.

How to refresh old coffee beans?

If your coffee beans are not too old or spoiled, but just a bit stale or bland, you can try to refresh them using some simple methods. Here are some tips on how to refresh old coffee beans:

- Grind them right before brewing. Grinding exposes more surface area of the beans to oxygen, which can help to release some of the trapped CO2 and volatile compounds. However, do not grind too much at once or too fine, as this can also cause oxidation and overheating. Barista's grind their coffee just prior to use for this very reason


- Use filtered water. Water quality affects the taste of your coffee, so make sure to use filtered water that is free of chlorine, minerals, or other impurities. Also, use water that is heated to the optimal temperature for your brewing method (usually between 195°F and 205°F for regular coffee or lower for Vietnamese style). If you dont want to go to the expense of filtering your water let it stand for a day to allow the chlorine to gas off.


- Adjust the ratio of coffee to water. If your coffee tastes too weak or watery, you can try to increase the amount of coffee grounds or decrease the amount of water. Conversely, if your coffee tastes too strong or bitter, you can try to decrease the amount of coffee grounds or increase the amount of water. Experiment with different ratios until you find the one that suits your taste. Vietnamese style coffee with higher bean to water ratio  lower brew temperature by its nature allows you to enjoy your coffee flavours long after the manafacture date.


- Add some salt. Salt can enhance the flavor of your coffee by balancing out the bitterness and acidity. However, do not add too much salt or it will overpower the coffee. A pinch of salt per cup of coffee should be enough.


- Add some spices. Spices can add some extra flavor and aroma to your coffee and mask some of the staleness. You can try adding some cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, or vanilla to your coffee grounds before brewing or to your brewed coffee after. Vanila pods can be expensive so if you have some vanilla extract left over from cooking a drop or two may do the trick.


- Add some milk or creamer or butter. Milk or creamer can add some richness and sweetness to your coffee and smooth out some of the harshness. You can use dairy or non-dairy alternatives such as soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, etc.  (See previous news on butter coffee)


- Add some sweetener. Sweetener can also add some sweetness and flavor to your coffee and counteract some of the bitterness. You can use sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, stevia, etc.

- Mix old with new. get some fresh coffee and mix it with your old

These methods can help you refresh old coffee beans and make them more enjoyable to drink. However, they cannot restore the original freshness and quality of the beans, so they are only temporary solutions. The best way to enjoy fresh coffee is to buy fresh coffee and store it properly in airtight containers away from light, heat, and moisture.

Some recommend freezing but I am not in favour of this as when its removed to come to room temperature condensation can form and this will cause the coffee to go off more quickly

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SKU: SKU622

Bittersweet Citrus Notes

A perfect combination of the Arabica premium beans from well-known coffee-growing regions such as Brazil, Guatemala, Cau Dat and the Vietnamese Robusta premium beans.

Beans that were medium-roasted to give mild bitter sweetness and aroma, plus a hint of citrus to delight the taste buds and lift up your spirit for a new day.

Ingredients:-Arabica from Brazil, Guatemala, Cau Dat and some Vietnamese Robusta.

 

Passed BBF date-  clearance pricing - may have lost finer notes but tastes like coffee

AUD 5.00
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Buon Ma Thout TNI Coffee whole bean 340g

Buon Ma Thout TNI Coffee whole bean 340g

SKU: SKU6221

Experience the Rich & Intense Buon ma Thout.

A typical blend of the finest Robusta & Arabica dark-roasted beans from the most well-known coffee-growing regions in Vietnam – Buon Ma Thuot & Da Lat, to produce rich and intense satisfying Arabica Robusta blend. 

Ingredients:-Arabica Cau Dat and Robusta Buon Ma Thuot.

Passed BBF date-  clearance pricing - may have lost finer notes but tastes like coffee

AUD 5.00
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Da Lat TNI Coffee whole bean 340g

SKU: SKU62211

Rich aroma, Mild acidity & Light bitterness, Made from 100% Arabica beans being from Cau Dat in Da Lat – the best Arabica-growing region in Vietnam. These beans are medium-roast to give the typical rich aroma, mild acidity and light bitterness. (Not a typical Vietnamese Style Full roast – just about first crack with the oil just becoming evident and an ideal roast for your personal espresso machine)

Ingredients: Arabica Cau Dat

Mild Espresso single region origin with an international favour.

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AUD 5.00
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Espresso TNI Coffee whole bean 340g

Espresso TNI Coffee whole bean 340g

SKU: SKU622111

Rich aroma, Mild acidity & Light bitterness, Made from 100% Arabica beans being from Cau Dat in Da Lat – the best Arabica-growing region in Vietnam. These beans are medium-roast to give the typical rich aroma, mild acidity and light bitterness. (Not a typical Vietnamese Style Full roast – just about first crack with the oil just becoming evident and an ideal roast for your personal espresso machine)

Ingredients: Arabica Cau Dat

Mild Espresso single region origin with an international favour.

Passed BBF date-  clearance pricing - may have lost finer noes but tastes like coffee

AUD 5.00
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SignatureTNI Coffee whole bean 340g

SignatureTNI Coffee whole bean 340g

SKU: SKU6221111

Complex, Medium-body and Bittersweet

A gift crafted by TNI experts for the coffee lovers. From the choicest Arabica beans grown in Guatemala, Ethiopia, Brazil, Cau Dat and Vietnamese Robusta premium beans at medium-roasted process for a wonderful complex flavour with medium-body and bittersweet finish. 

Passed BBF date-  clearance pricing - may have lost finer notes but tastes like coffee

 

20-05-2023
Biulletproof coffee in Butter and cocunut flavour

Butter coffee

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You've heard of butter roast coffee but have you ever considered putting butter in your coffee?

There are a number of reasons why you might? Butter “bullet proof coffee” can herlp you take on the world.
Bullet proff coffee required MCT Oil

Butter being slowly absorbed in the gut avoids the short sharp hit with a blood sugar crash and helps keep those hungrt pangs at bay. There are a number of ways that one can create butter coffee, with many recipes some suggesting the use of coconut either as oil or as coconult  milk or Cocount Cream. 

Flavours added to Butter Coffee can include cashew milk, vanilla extract, or MCT oil known as brain octane oil (My recipes have not used MCT oil).

Butter coffee is also associated with the keto diet and so it's not necessary to give up your milk coffee just substitute with butter coffee.

A good reason for substituting butter in coffee is that milk reduces the bioavailability of the antioxidants in coffee. As butter has only tiny amounts of milk protein that block the bioavailbity of antioxidants, your antioxidant absorption is improved.

For some, they say adding butter to their coffee turns a bland black coffee into a long-lasting energy drink that enables them to skip lunch and go straight to dinner without feeling hungry..

The ingredients that you put into your butter coffee can be simple or expensive - you can go high end coffee beans, grass-fed unsalted butter, and MCT oil instead of coconut oil. Or butter on special and coconut cream.

Our recipie is a shot of Vietnamese coffe from an espresso phin a teaspoon of butter and coconut cream then whisk.

So there is a butter coffee for every budget. Butter coffee is not a new phenomenon and has existed for centuries when coffee was drunk prior to refrigeration  Butter coffee drinkers had easy access to butter as opposed to milk prior to refrigeration.

Six possible reasons to swap to butter from your regular coffee are:

1 butter coffee keeps you full for longer

2 butter coffee promotes improved metabolism

3 butter is a healthier alternative to sugar and whipped cream

4 Butter coffee reduces caffeine sensitivity and the acidic effects of coffee

5 Butter coffee increases energy levels

6 butter coffee really tastes amazing

1. Fuller for longer- Butter can promote keto metabolism with the right diet. The amount of butter fat in a cup of coffee helps promote weight loss and makes you feel fuller for longer as the fat which is full of vitamins takes longer to digest. This helps you minimise unplanned snacking.

2. Improved metabolism - Butter contains butyrate a short train fatty acid that reduces inflammation and contains Vitamin A being necessary for thyroid and adrenal health

3. Healthier alternative- Butter is higher in Vitamins A,E,K . In recommended serving sizes butter is a healthy natural food not being like Margarine that is artificially made and only became popular due to a shortage in the United States after World War II. Subsequently Margarine was heavily marketed as an alternative. People with Lactose intolerance may be able to tolerate butter due to the low levels of lactose.

4. Butter coffee reduces caffeine sensitivity and the acidic effects of coffee Butter due to its purported ability to slow digestion by lining the stomach. This stomoch lining and slowed digrestion may slow the metabolism of caffeine as caffeine is both water and lipid soluble and Lipid(fat) digestion takes longer. Also Butter is known for reducing the perception of acidity of tomatoes cooked and raw for the same reason above

5. Butter coffee increases energy levels-  Separately coffee is known to increase energy, promote fat burning, and enhance concentration due to thigh levels of antioxidants and the effects of caffeine. Butter has antioxidants, and anti inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids and beta carotene with the beneficial effects being enhanced with Grass fed butter. Coconut cream contains Protein, anti oxidants, phosphorous, magnesium, folate and choline that will assist in preventing muscle cramps, reducing blood pressure and maintaining cell health

6. Butter coffee tases amazing. I had never thought of having butter coffee until I came across a recent article and had some beans in my coffee machine that were quite acidic. Butter coffee raises the coffee flavour to a new level. All Vietnamese coffee, in its various forms is complimented by, just butter or, coconut butter coffee.

EMC Beans a new product line

Viet-coffee goes back to its roots with our first shipment of EMC beans . A culi and straight robusta. Both have wonderful aroma from the rich basalt soils of the central highlands of Vietnam and are exceptional value. Only available in 1 kg packs

EMC2 Ca Phe Hat E200 Culi Beans  1kg

 

Pure 100% Pure Coffee Culi beans
Coffee beans have the natural aroma of rustic roasted coffee. Keeping the original essence in every drop of coffee - Introductory pricing

EMC2 Ca Phe Nang Luong Hat Robusta Beans 1kg $19.99

EMC2 Ca Phe Nang Luong Hat Robusta Beans  1kg

 

Pure 100% Pure Coffee Thuong Hang, special, has the most natural quintessential flavor preserved in every drop of pure Italian-style coffee. The passionate scent impresses and conquers. The aftertaste is long and inspiring. 
Robusta Beans. Introductory pricing

Stay tuned for Additions to our Range wih New Napoli Vietnamese coffe

Coffee On

Hugh and Van

30-04-2023
Making coffee with the barrell of the phin only and new TN Legend Classic

Make Vietnamese coffee with missing bits of phin

If you've worried about not being able to make your favourite cup of Vietnamese coffee because bits of your Phin are  missing read on. As long as the barrel of the phin is still intact which is usually 99% of the time correct then you will still be able to make your delicious Vietnamese coffee

I have, using pictures, shown you a quick and easy way to make your coffee without the base plate, the Tamper and the lid

First fill the Espresso phin half full, so you can use a spoon to do this or dip the phin into the coffee to scoop it out. Tap the side of the phin a few times to settle the coffee.

Adding the hot water (about an ounce) to moisten the coffee wait for it to be absorbed, dont do this from a great height but getly so as not to disturb the grounds.

 

And then fill the phin to the top

The trick to this method is you need a cup to set the body of the phin on, and for us it just so happens that these espresso cups fit snugly against the body of the phin which is also an espresso phin.

It's best to use this method next to the sink so that you can transfer the phin directly into the sink to catch any remaining drips and then you have your delicious cup of Vietnamese coffee

If you have a larger phin you can use a similar process as long as either the base of the fin fits reasonably snugly around the rim of the cap or the phin can dangle into the cup using the two handles to keep the fin above the brewed coffee

This method is suitable for all Vietnamese coffees and was explored by me as we have two boys who have got no idea where to put the various bits and pieces of the phin and so they go missing. As a consequence I was driven to this method as I did not want to miss my Vietnamese coffee and it has been working well for me for some time now.

I have had to compensate by having several espresso Phins as they turn up in odd and unexpected places

New Trung Nguyen Legend Classic

A bold but sophisticated 3 in one

Combining the best raw coffee in the world with Nano+ technology and mystical know how of a master coffee blender, Trung Nguyen Classic possesses the characteristic ground coffee flavour with a strong  body a little bitter and a little sweetness.

 Available in the 50 sachet packs for $19.99 plus shipping or 2 packs for $39.99 with shipping

Trung Nguyen G7 Coffee, Legend Classic 3 in 1 50 sachet of 17 g x 2 with shipping = 1.7kg

Coffee on

Hugh and Van

 

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22-04-2023
Container arrived and unpaclking - Internet store updating

Above - Full container

Shipment arrived – internet store being updated  Your favourite not in stock – let us know

Lots of Trung Nguyen Coffee!

New Vietnamese brand Napoli - stay tuned for more information

Saigon Phin Daklak back in stock order yours now

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g SKU: SKU19

$6.67

A traditional Vietnamese style coffee, the most popular in the country, know in the local languages as "the pot sitting on the cup".

The main bean blend is Robusta and Peaberry. This is our most popular coffee in the Viet-Coffee range and is very popular with our restaurant customers looking for that authentic Vietnamese coffee flavour in a ready to use grind, for use in a Phin They also love the cost with no sacrifice of flavour to give you an authentic bargain Vietnamese coffee

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g with delivery

SKU: SKU19612  $13.49

 

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g x 5 packs with shipping in BX1

SKU: SKU194  $45.94

 

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g x 7 packs with shipping to New Zealand

SKU: SKU1941  AUD 72.99

 

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g x 9 packs with shipping

SKU: SKU1921  $73.99

 

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g x 18 packs with shipping

SKU: SKU19214  AUD 124.00

 

 AUD 71.99 

Gourmet blend and Saigon Phin Daklak - 'Russels favourite' 2.5 kg ground coffee with shipping

SKU: SKU19213

The best of both - the very popular Gourmet blend and Saigon phin. Mixed together the bean blend is Robusta and Peaberry. Arabica, Chari & Catimor.

4x 250 g Gourmet blend and 6 Saigon Phin,

20 kg packs here  Saigon Phin Daklak 250g x 80 packs shipping with where available  May attract remote area surcharge

Saigon Phin Coffee on!

 

Hugh and Van

23-02-2023
Ya Kra Nhi - Old Woman Nhi - Tessa MacKay

Viet-Coffee with the Western Australian Vietnamese Womens Cultural Group     has arranged for a special showing of the portrait of Ya Kra Nhi (Old Woman Nhi) at the CERI (Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation), at Level 1 22 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands WA 6009 this Saturday 25th February  Painted by Tessa MacKay in 1922 as a result of Tessa’s collaboration with the Bahnar people of Kon Tum Central Highlands.

Tessa’s style is Hyperrealism and is demonstrative of her extreme attention to detail and technical competence associated with her ADHD.

Referred to by locals as “Ya Kra” (old woman), Nhi was of Catholic faith, born only a few years after French Missionaries built a timber cathedral in the village in 1913. An orphan, she spent much of her life tending to crops and working with local French nuns, creating and selling intricately woven baskets and handmade chopsticks through to her elderly years. Living to the age of 99, she was the face of a generation and a century of Bahnar history.”

Artist Tessa MacKay's oil painting of Nhi, a Bahnar “Montagnard” woman, indigenous to the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Credit: Henry Whitehead/Lucida Studio/Lucida Studio

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03-01-2023
Viet-Coffee visits Com Nieu Sai Gon www.comnieusaigon.com

Viet-Coffee visits Com Nieu Sai Gon www.comnieusaigon.com

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PICKING OF ORDERS WILL START 11TH JANUARY

Viet-Coffee has late lunch at Com Nieu Sai gon or in English ‘Saigon Rice restaurant’.

 

We arrived quite late for lunch and almost stayed for dinner as we discussed plans with our new coffee Partner. There is a lot of work to do to bring their Product to Australia so it will be maybe June before we see their product on our site.

I felt the service and food quality was high, as befitting this famous restaurant in District 3. It was on Anthony  Bordains rave list some time ago.

 

Others have complained about the speed of service but this is not a fast food restaurant and their signature dish of clay pot rice has to bake before serving. The serving is quite novel with the clay pot being smashed to get the rice out and then thrown across the room to be caught by a waiter at the other end baked rice throwing thus allowing the baked rice to cool before eating with baby spring onion in oil and  black and regular sesame seed.

 

This was accompanied by clay pot fish

 

Waiter serving regular clay pot rice

 

Porkfat and chilli

Vietnamese egg plant with Prawn paste – A favourite of Van’s

Prawn paste and Vietnames egg plan

Mild Chilli Chicken

Bean sprouts and Pickle

Mixed green Vegetables

This was washed down with an interesting South African
Grenash

 Marquis de Jade Grenache

A good time was  had had by all

 

 

05-12-2022
Viet-coffee Team off to Vietnam - expect delays for orders as last packing day is 22 December

Last shipping and Picking day before christmas break until return on 11 January 2023

the store will be open but picking delayed

 

USERS WHO HAVE PAYPAL ACCOUNTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CHECK OUT AS A GUEST  PLEASE CHOOSE EFT AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE ORDER ON THE STORE AND PAY TO OUR BANK

 

Thanks for all your support and patience over the last few years - its been a bit up and down but we are back into routine with our Annual trip to Vietnam to catch up wiith our suppliers.

Van is off first with her departure on 6th December - i am off on the 23 rd December so the last picking shipping day is 22nd December - Normal service is resumed on 11th January

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New year

If you have time remember to try out our Viet-coffee Nero and Blanco Martinis (See previous News for recipies)

Stock up now, it wont arrive in time for Christmas but maybel be in time for New year Astralia post is wroking as hard as it can and has advised of Saturday deliveries just before Christmas

You can try and follow Van on Facebook (Van Collin or follow Viet-coffee or Van on Western Australia Vietnamese Womens Association. Check out her Birthday Party!

 

Coffee On

Hugh and Van

 

 

17-11-2022
Shipping delays
 

Impact of rail closures on deliveries to Western Australia

 
 
 
Dear Hugh,

As you know, severe and widespread weather events have caused, and continue to have, significant logistical impacts for businesses across the country.

We'll be keeping you up to date as regularly as possible on how these events are impacting our network, any delays, or changes to our services to help you keep your customers informed around delivery timings.

Following heavy rain and flooding, the Sydney to Perth rail line is closed and will remain that way for some weeks ahead. Unfortunately, the Melbourne-Adelaide rail link has also been closed due to damage caused by a train derailment earlier this week and its recovery date is unknown at this stage.

With both rail lines impacted and based on current information available to us, all freight and logistics services are likely to experience significant challenges and we expect there will be delivery delays.

The greatest current impact is on items traveling via Parcel Post and StarTrack Express to Western Australia from the east of Australia, which by our current estimates, may take up to an additional two weeks to arrive.

While these events are out of our control, we understand how critical it is to keep you updated to help you communicate and ensure the best possible experience for your customers, particularly at this crucial time of year.

What we are doing
  • We're regularly scanning to ensure we can identify and track items that may potentially be delayed and will let you know about any impacted items directly where possible.
  • In line with increased activity at this time of year, we've more than doubled our usual airfreight capacity, which powers our Express Post and StarTrack Premium services. We are also looking to access additional capacity via passenger flights across weekends.
  • To ensure we get deliveries to people's doors as soon as we can, we're kicking off weekend deliveries in all metro capitals and some regional cities and towns this weekend.
  • We're closely monitoring our network against our recommended final lodgement dates for Christmas, to ensure they remain accurate. You can find the latest information here.
  • We're engaging the Commonwealth Government around participating in national emergency relief and response arrangements.
What you can do
  • Our Express Post and StarTrack Premium services are unaffected by the rail closures, and we encourage customers who need to send items to Western Australia urgently to consider these options. However, as more customers opt to use these services, we may see a slight delay of up to two days on these lanes.
  • Please consider reviewing your supply chains from the east coast to Western Australia, including lead times on sales events, and adjust your information and communication to customers accordingly.
Please reach out to your Account Manager if you need help to work through specific issues and recommendations for your business and customers.

Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these industry-wide challenges as quickly as possible. As you know these things can change quickly and our team are working hard to find a solution to keep your items moving.
 
Stay safe,

Gary Starr
Executive General Manager
Customer & Commercial
09-10-2022
Saigon Phin Daklak back in stock - along with many of your other favourite

Shipping Delays - Some items travelling to WA from NSW and QLD may take a few extra days to arrive due to recent flooding and the closing of the Sydney to Perth rail line. -exact words from Australia Post - Clearly the person who wrote this is in the Eastern States as we are seeing significant delay with parcels going to the East as well!

If you do not have a tracking number contact us with your order number and we will updatate you  or use your parcel tracking number  and put it in this link

https://auspost.com.au/mypost/track/#/search

Parcels will still be getting through but just taking longer by road.

Saigon Phin Daklak back in stock

 

10% of stock already SOLD and we only posted back in stock on Friday
 

Our Viet-Coffee is the same as Lang Thang Coffee - Reported as amongst the best Vietnamese coffee's

The beans are sourced from the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region of Vietnam. They are roasted in Saigon at Duy and Bao’s dad’s roasterie. Bao’s Dad is our Mr Cuyong with whom we have been working with since 2009.. Viet-coffee Australia then import Saigon Phin Daklak directly to Australia.

The mix is a blend of Robusta, Arabica, Peaberry, and roasted with caramel. Arabica beans give the coffee a very pleasant aroma, the other beans contribute to the boldness in combination with the caramel roast to give the delicious chocolaty flavours and full mouthfeel of our coffee

How It All Started

In 2009, we opened our Viet-coffee.com.au website to introduce Australasia to what we thought was the best tasing Vietnamese coffee. Mr Cuong has been roasting Vietnamese coffee for years under the name of Viet Coffee. With our new business and Van knowing Mr Cuong it just made sense to sell his coffee.

Throughout the years, we would go back to Vietnam and learn more about the roasting process and visit the farmers who grew the coffee. Now in our second decade we continue to collaborate with Viet Coffee –( Viet-Pacific JSC Vietnam) to establish our own version of Saigon Phin Daklak.

Fast Forward to Today

We are always fine-tuning our product. In Perth you can buy Vietnamese Iced Coffee at

Banh Mi thịt Vung Tau - Facebook

.Or Highclere Fish 'n' Cafe  highclerefishncafe.com.au

 

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g

Get your Saigon Phin Daklak 250g - Viet-Coffee Here

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g x 5 packs with shipping in BX1

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g x 9 packs with shipping

Saigon Phin Daklak 250g x 18 packs with shipping

Coffee on

 

Hugh and Van

02-10-2022
Sorry random click sent old news - New news here How far can you go with a Viet-coffee martini? All the way to Morroco and back

How far can you go with a Viet-coffee martini?  All the way to Morroco and back!

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Last night we found out as we had a special launch of 2 new Viet-Coffee martinis at www.jawhara.com.au

They have a fantatic fusion of middle Eastern flavours

We invited along my sailing mates and quite a few of our Viet-coffee Martini Aficionados to the Jawhara Restaurant in Palmyra. Jawhara provides delicious Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine and Viet-coffee kicked the evening off with a  Blanco and Nero Viet-coffee Martini.

With the large number of guests there was a bit of a shortage of showmanship on the martini dispensing but the lack of flair was more than made up by the fast dispensing with a pump pot used to dispense the Blanco mIx of Vietnamese Caphe Sua then combined over ice with the Galliano and West Winds Cutlass Gin also premade in a bottle  with a shot measure on the end of the bottle. Again chose for its for quick and easy dispensing.

The Nero was premixed and poured over ice. Both were so popular that a few guests asked if they could take some home and the staff atJahwara loved the taste as well.

We had the Morrocan Feast

Moroccan Feast

Selection of 3 dips (hummus, baba ghanoush, muhammarah); Zaatar bread, vine leaves, zaalouk; Boneless chicken cooked with saffron, confit lemon, olives, crispy potatoes & cilantro; Slow cooked lamb with prunes, almonds & sesame seeds; Saffron rice, batbout bread

And with several vegetarians there was a fine selection for everybody.

The evening was complimented by fantastic belly dancing and I gave it a crack - cut and paste the link to see.

https://www.messenger.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=100000201406345&attachment_id=616294786572913&message_id=mid.%24cAAAAAAR8NIGJxaG0zWDlFv1_E_ml

 

Recipes for the Viet-coffee Martinis are below

 

Viet-Coffee Martini Blanco

30 ml Viet -Coffee liquor

30 ml Longevity milk

30 ml Gin or Vodka (Westwinds Sabre Gin) (Hanoi or Men Vodka)

15 ml Galliano – vanilla

Shake over ice, pour and add Coffechino garnish

 

 

Viet-Coffee Martini Nero

30 ml Viet -Coffee liquor

30 ml Gin or Vodka (Westwinds Sabre Gin) (Hanoi or Men Vodka)

15  ml Lakanto Golden Malt flavoured Syrup

15 ml Cointreau or Triple Sec

Shake over ice strain and pour drop on top one or three roast coffee beans for garnish.

 

Update on Coffee shipment – Cleared from Quarantine and awaiting shipping slot – ETA warehouse Friday 7th October – allow time for unpacking and website updating..

Martini on

Hugh and Van

26-09-2022
The Legend of Chú Cuội. The Man on the Moon - An Autumn Festival tale

The Legend of Chú Cuội. 

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The Man on the Moon Chú Cuội was a hard working but poor wood cutter. Living in a tiny bamboo hut beside the jungle he spent his days cutting small trees and gathering dry sticks for firewood to sell in the local town market. He carried his loads with a long pole and balanced this across his shoulders. He had no money to buy and ox and cart and carried his firewood to the town market by himself.

Chú Cuội on one of his daily forages to gather wood spotted three tiger cubs playing on their own. Desperate to better his lot he abandoned his sticks and crept closer so he could catch one of the cubs to sell for a much better price than the sticks. Perhaps he could even buy an Ox to help him with his work?

Chú Cuội. waited patiently behind a fallen log to make sure the cubs were alone. As he waited one of the tiger cubs in their rough and tumble play rolled right next to him. Quickly Chú Cuội.grabbed it by the neck and ignoring its yowling and attempts to bite and scratch he set off to the market. The two other cubs scampered off, but the mother was not far off, and hearing her cub yowling let out an almighty roar.

Chú Cuội turned in fright to see the mother charging towards him so he quickly climbed the tallest closest tree to get away. Unfortunately, the cub was still squirming and the cub on hearing his mother tried even harder to get away. As Chú Cuội scrambled up the tree, cub in hand, it escaped and fell heavily to the ground, and laid still where it had fallen.

From the safety of his tree Chú Cuội watched as the mother tiger sniffed her cub then went off to an old twisted Banyan tree nearby. She took some leaves off the tree and chewed them up, and on coming back to the cub placed the leaves on the cub’s head. To Chú Cuội’s amazement, the tiger cub jumped up and began playing with his brothers as if nothing bad had befallen him.

In no time life went back to normal for the cubs with their mother leading them to a deer that she had felled and they had dinner.

Chú Cuội was impressed by the Tiger mother’s ability to care for her cubs and went to investigate the old Banyan tree. The tree smelt no different and picking the leave and scrunching them up nothing seemed to happen so he put some leaves in his pocket so he could think further on this mystery. Dismissing the heavy fall of the cub as something the cub had been lucky to survive he gathered up his things to go back to work.

As the day ended he was on his way back to his hut when he saw a dead dog lying on the side of the road. Recognising the dog as that of his fellow woodcutter’s son he thought on what the tiger mother had done and with the concern he felt for the woodcutter’s son he decided to try the Banyan leaves. Taking some from his pocket he did exactly what the tiger mother did. To his amazement the dog bounced back to its feet, nuzzled and licked Chú Cuội’s hand and bounced off to its owner

Realizing what had happened Chú Cuội was very excited, he rushed home and fetched his digging tools to go back to the enchanted Banyan tree where he promptly dug it up and took it home to grow.

Time passed and Lunar New Year was approaching. To take advantage of Tet Chú Cuội gathered bunches of trees with delicate pink peach blossom and bright yellow hoa mai flowers and set of to market. Tet was one of his favourite times of the year as the villagers were happy and joyfull at the change of season. However, when he arrived nobody was happy, the streets were silent and the town was in mourning. Chú Cuội asked a villager  to see what was wrong and was told that the great lord from the East; who owned most of the land thereabouts; his daughter was gravely ill. The daughter who was known for her great beauty and love of flowers and nature was confined to bed and expected to die very soon. Remembering his mystical Banyan leaves he now carried in his pocket and the things he had achieved with them since like the cuts he had cured when chopping wood, The friends he had cured and the wounded animals he had helped he felt confident he would be able to cure the lord’s beautiful daughter.

He immediately set off to the lord’s manor, it was an exhausting journey of a full day and when he arrived at the high castle gates he looked like an old beggar. The guards refused him entry with his fanciful tale of healing and pushed him down the stairs where he badly cut his foot. On seeing Chú Cuội. heal his bad wound with the mystical banyan leaves, the guards realised he was telling the truth and they hurriedly took him to the lord’s daughters bedside. On seeing her Chú Cuội. was smitten by her beauty but he could see that she was no tlong foor this world . He quickly took the Banyan leaves and applied them to the Lord’s daughters tongue. In no tiem, her colour came back to her cheeks, and her eyes opened wide. The Lord of the East was so grateful he gave his Daughter Nguyen Tien’s hand in marriage to Chú Cuội with a generous dowry.

Chú Cuội immediately set to building a beautiful home for his new bride right on the spot of his old bamboo hut. Taking extreme care not to disturb the mystical Banyan tree the house was soon ready and he took his beautiful bride Nguyet Tien to her new home. Their affection grew stronger and stronger, no doubt in part to the mystical banyan tree. Nguyet Tien was a wonderful home maker and her fascination with plants, flowers and nature led her to plant all kinds of beautiful flowers around their home which made both Chú Cuội and Nguyet Tien very happy. Chú Cuội knowing of his wife love for flowers made her promise to never plant anything around the mystical Banyan tree.

Nguyet Tien was so successful at growing flowers she soon ran out of space around their home to plant any more flowers. One day she had some beautiful Dahlias she wanted to plant but there was nowhere left so thinking her husband would understand and he was out walking and couldnt be asked, she went to the only place left in their garden being around the mystical Banyan tree. Trying as carefully as she could to not disturb the mystical Banyan tree, she dug to plant the Dahlia but cut a root off the tree. To her surprise the tree groaned loudly and she lept back in fear and screamed.

The tree in pain from its root being cut started swaying from side to side, pulling it’s roots out one after the other and started climbing into the evening sky towards the full moon just rising in the sky. Chú Cuội had heard Nguyet Tien’s scream and the tree’s moans came rushing back from his walk to see the mystical Banyan tree just pulling its last root out of the ground. He rushed up and grabbed it but the tree was too strong and continued on its way to the moon with Chú Cuội clinging to the last root.

Higher and higher the tree climbed and Chú Cuội looked back and saw his crying wife shriking away in the distance, then the village started looking further and further away until it was just a cluster of dots as the tree climbed higher and higher until all Chú Cuội could see was the sky and stars as the mystical Banyan tree finally reached the moon. The tree settled its roots in the moon dust and to this day people say they can see Chú Cuội. sitting under the mystical Banyan tree playing his flute and wondering how he can get back to his beautiful wife Nguyet Tien.

Story retold by Hugh

 

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11-09-2022
The Full Moon Festival / Mid Autumn Festival / Children's Festival

Vietnam's magical Mid-autumn Festival

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Vietnam’s full moon festival in 2022 was held earlier in the Gregorian calendar this year. The reason being that the lunar calendar is used to calculate the day on which the festival is held. This year the festival fell early, on September the 10th. The calculation for the holiday is based on it being the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar and is on a full moon day

Many people throughout Asia have a three-day break from September the 10th to September the 12th to celebrate the moon festival. It's not a public holiday for those of us in Australia but it's interesting that it's well celebrated by many people of Asian descent.