...except every step from farm to cup has to be done with technique, mindfulness and sensation. The cherries are hand-picked at their peak of ripeness, processed within the day, then brought to life by our passionate roasters. For us, there is no specialty coffee. There are only special people who make coffee with all their hearts.
Although it is the world’s second-largest coffee producer, Vietnam has never had a reputation for producing high-quality Arabica. Robusta accounts for the majority of beans grown in the country, meaning that the likeliest place you’ve experienced Vietnamese coffee is in espresso blends—where it’s added for crema-improving qualities—or as instant, freeze-dried powder. This year, three domestic […]Learn more
-Cafe culture: the Western-style brews at La Viet Coffee in Dalat are something of a novelty in the town. During a meal on a farm outside Dalat, Cil Ha Sen recalls how government officials dropped off arabica coffee seedlings to his community in 2001. Before that, they had mostly survived on tubers and by trapping […]Learn more