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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In Vietnam, dubious outlets may serve you a delicious, flavorful cup of coffee made of nothing more than a few drops of coffee essence and water. In Vietnam, dubious outlets may serve you a delicious, flavorful cup of coffee made of nothing more than a few drops of coffee essence and water. Besides mixing coffee with soybeans and corn and selling the final products as ‘100 percent pure coffee,’ the coffee business in Vietnam, one of the world’s biggest coffee exporters, also involves making it from coffee essence. On June 29, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper visited a grocery store in Buon Ma Thuot, the capital of Dak Lak Province in the Central Highlands, known as the country’s coffee hub, and asked to buy some coffee essence. The storekeeper agreed to introduce her products – several plastic bags of ash-colored powders and bottles of blackened, glutinous liquid, in a dark corner, beneath the stairway of the house. “Pour these into fresh water and … [Read more...] about Recipe for ‘pure’ Vietnamese coffee: coffee essence plus water
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?
VietNamNet Bridge - The world's largest coffee brand has entered the Vietnamese market with the opening of its first coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City on February 1. Starbucks"teaches Vietnamese a lesson" VietnameseTrung Nguyen challenges US Starbucks to a duel Howexpensive will Starbucks coffee be in Vietnam? VNE … [Read more...] about Inside the first Starbucks coffee shop in Vietnam
The Hanoi Times - Vietnam has been long known as a major producer of coffee and it is no surprise that the people have developed their own styles of coffee which have broader and richer taste. Coffee grown in Vietnam is divided into two types, Arabica and Robusta coffee. Arabica coffee is cultivated in northern mountainous areas and in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, 1,000 meters above sea level. Robusta coffee, which has a higher content of caffeine - from 3 to 4 percent - was brought to Vietnam by French colonists in the late 19th century. Vietnam is now the world's biggest producer of Robusta beans, usually used for lower grade coffee blends and as a filler for the higher-quality Arabica. The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak exports around 900,000 tons of Robusta coffee every year, which contributes to the country's status as one of the largest Robusta exporters. What good coffee is made of A good cup of coffee requires good roasted coffee beans as well … [Read more...] about Vietnamese standards of a good cup of coffee