Blend of rich, sharp Robusta and milder fragrant Arabica; one of our most popular and well-rounded coffees. Good hot or iced, black or with cream and sugar. 12 oz bags (340 grams) for ground coffee, 8.8 oz bags (250 gram) for whole bean.
The Trung Nguyen Creative Two (Robusta Arabica) is definitely the hands-down most accessible and popular coffee served in our taste testings and Market booths. It's a wonderful blend of high-quality Arabica and heirloom Robusta. It is an "anytime" coffee, with medium caffeine, well-balanced blended taste, and as good iced as it is hot. We suspect that at one time, a blend like this was the standard approach to fine coffee served around the world, before the days of modern hybrids and confined one-species tastes.
If you have never tried Vietnamese coffee, here is a perfect first candidate. In over 20,000 taste tests we can count on the fingers of one hand the number of people who were not enthusiastic about this coffee.
This coffee is best brewed at 1.5 tablespoons per cup, in a cone-shaped drip machine, French Press, percolator or any soak method. For some reason the coffee is not as successful in commercial machines as some of the other Trung Nguyen coffees, so we don't recommend it as a coffeehouse coffee, despite its immense popularity in home brewing. The whole bean is exceptionally flavorful, and could be experimented with if you want to use the #2 as a base for coffee specialty drinks and a house coffee.
If you are introducing a friend to Vietnamese coffee and you don't know their tastes, you can't go wrong with this balanced and delicious popular favorite coffee with a budget price. It remains our most successful coffee for inclusion in gift packages and Mini-Kits.
Allergy note: The special butter-roast process that gives Trung Nguyen coffees their unique flavor and aroma is a proprietary recipe and we cannot promise that it is safe for individuals with severe allergies to any vegetable oil, such as soy.
We also can't promise it's vegan, but it is certified Halal and safe for lacto-vegetarians.
If you are vegan or if you have any concerns about allergens, we suggest our new Saigon Cafe Blend, which we can promise are free of common allergens and 100% vegan.
We have this daily and for several years now. It is perfect with our French press, and also makes excellent iced coffee. Purchase some of Len's small, cotton bag filters and give the latter a try. You'll find it really enjoyable.
Posted by Bill on Aug 3rd 2017
A great every day coffee
Warm, rounded flavors, with a chocolaty perfume - a very satisfying cup of coffee.
Posted by Gayle Rich on Jul 31st 2017
The One and Only~!
When I think of Vietnamese coffee, Trung Nguyen Creative 2 Robusta Arabica is it. Nothing else comes close. The aroma and flavor as it cools in the cup are truly special. It is full bodied and ... well, everything I think a coffee should be.
Thank you, Len, for making this available.
Posted by Smitty on Jun 5th 2017
Full bodied excellent coffee
My wife and I have been drinking this coffee for years each morning. Recently, we've been mixing in chocazilla. Either way, it is an amazing way to start one's day.
Posted by Bill Yeager on May 1st 2017
LOVE this Coffee!
I have been buying Trung Nguyen coffee for some time now. In my opinion, it is the best coffee in the world, and my favorite is Creative No. 2.
Posted by Kathy Minicozzi on Dec 17th 2016
This is what ...
This is what Vietnamese coffee is supposed to taste like! Rich and smooth with chocolate overtones. There are stronger coffees in this series, but this is the one I remember.
Posted by Smitty on Nov 30th 2016
Relax and enjoy this one!
this is the richest, smoothest tasting coffee I have ever tasted! x2 ! I grind it fine (dense beans) and brew in either a filtered dripper, or a Vietnamese steel single cup. "Off the hook" incredible flavors! Complex! Chocolate definitely rings the bell! Grind them medium coarse for the french press and get all the good stuff that comes with whole beans! The beans came fresh in the bag and are a bit spendy for my budget, but as a treat or dessert coffee, this is truly worth the extras. BTW, the beans are dense so a good grinder and patience are best. Follow the brewing instructions if you want a starting point and then proceed from there. I have also sampled the ground version from the supplier and it is ready to brew - excellent quality and flavors. Relax and enjoy this one.
Posted by StarNavig8r on Sep 29th 2016
I do like the flavor of this coffee but if you are looking for something stronger, definitely get the #3 or #4. The description said this would be perfect for the Phin Filter. It is if you are wanting a nice sweet coffee. If you want a stronger taste, like in vietnamese restaurants, again get the 3 or 4. I still gave it a 5 star because there is nothing wrong with the quality, great coffee. Now and then, I like to have my coffee sweet and smooth and other days, nice a strong. Happy coffee tasting!
Posted by MK on Sep 29th 2016
We received a gift of Vietnamese coffee from our son, who lives in Asia and were hooked. Found Teung Nyugen online and have been very pleased with it.
Posted by Unknown on Sep 6th 2016
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