Viet Nam News An Vũ Throughout the decades of history since it finally made its appearance in Việt Nam at the end of the 19th century, coffee has found ways to adapt itself to the tastes of the citizens in this tropical country. As one of the national's cultural icons, the drink is one of the most easily adapted one to urban changes and is expresses some of the latest trends as well. The sultry air of August couldn't keep coffee aficionados from rushing to the modern and trendy four-story building of Vpresso Coffee at its first opening in the city centre at 45 Lý Quốc Sư Street, Hoàn Kiếm District. So far, the Lý Quốc Sư is the twelfth coffee chain to be opened by Vpresso, following other shops which have previously been established across the capital. Gourmets who were accustomed to the presence of popular brands like Starbucks, Highlands and Trung Nguyên are at the moment stunned and cheerful with the Vpresso Coffee chain that recently celebrated its five years anniversary in … [Read more...] about Vpresso: a new traditional face of VN coffee
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Many Americans start their day with coffee and end it with a glass (or two) of wine. Now, one US company is offering both beverages... in one can. Friends Fun Wine -- whose canned products are made in the south of France -- have introduced what they call the "world's first coffee-wine" -- Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Espresso. "Why not both?" the company said on Twitter. The Cabernet Coffee Espresso features the "rich flavor of fresh Cabernet grapes, espresso coffee, and a hint of chocolate," while the Chardonnay variety includes wine, a hint of chocolate and vanilla cappuccino. … [Read more...] about In the US, coffee-flavored wine… in a can?
Tran Nhat Quang drives his black 4x4 slowly past small farms and derelict French villas on the outskirts of Da Lat - Vietnam's "Petit Paris." He breaks, suddenly, and points out a rangy Bourbon-Arabica shrub in someone's front yard. "The best coffee in Vietnam is here," he cries with a wag of his long index finger. "Just go out there and find it." Quang started his day at the crack of dawn, dodging backhoes and mud-spattered motorcycles on the sluice-like drive to his farm in a remote rural district of Lam Dong Province called Me Linh. The creative destruction of the once passable road has dragged so long, Quang has been forced to rent a warehouse space in Da Lat to house his massive roaster and other coffee processing equipment. "The transportation costs are killing me," he cries, as though he's happy to die. Before making it to the farm, we stopped in Da Lat briefly, for a cappuccino at the Bicycle Cafe. A local architect and his wife filled the colorful, rambling space with … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s small (but growing) specialty coffee movement
VietNamNet Bridge - Being knowledgeable and passionate about coffee, lawyer Nguyen Quoc Minh left Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat to build a weasel coffee farm at the cost of over VND42 billion (over $2 million). As a "coffee addict," going to any place, Minh tasted a hot cup of coffee. The typical, charming flavor of weasel coffee impressed him the most and he decided to set up a weasel coffee farm. Seven years ago, Minh went to Da Lat to buy a mocha coffee farm of 2.4 hectares in Trai Ham. This decision met with opposition from his family because agriculture seems to be inconsistent with a lawyer who was only familiar with lawsuits. Overcoming all obstacles, he promoted research, learning and finding capital for this project because this market segment still has great potential. "I want to provide customers with quality weasel coffee, which is strictly controlled from raw material selection to finished product processing and anyone can see how this special drink is produced," he … [Read more...] about $2 million weasel coffee farm in Da Lat
When Cafe Quyen is hopping — as it often is, day and night — the Vietnamese coffee shop has as many as six waitresses serving customers crammed into a space no larger than a doctor's waiting room. A cultural fixture of San Jose's Southeast Asian community, the Vietnamese cafes drip coffee and covetousness. … [Read more...] about Skin served with coffee flavors Vietnamese cafes