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Trung Nguyen Creative 3 Sparrow Arabica (Se)

Select single-source Buon Me Thuot Highland Arabica, a variety grown only in Vietnam. Se means "Sparrow", the name given to this indigenously developed varietal. A sweet, refreshing coffee with no bitterness. Floral and vanilla notes; extremely versatile. 12 oz bags (340 grams) for ground coffee (on sale), 8.8 oz bags (250 gram) for whole bean --

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The Trung Nguyen Creative Three (Arabica Se) is one of the world's most select and superior Arabica coffees. The Se stands for "Sparrow". The Sparrow Arabica is a cultivar grown exclusively in Vietnam and is noted for its mild acidity and superb balance. We often describe it as "what a donut-shop coffee wants to be when it grows up"!

If you object to the flavors in the new hybrid Arabicas, which can be redolant of licorice, lemon or barley, you will enjoy the fully old-world taste of this fine Arabica.

The Arabica Se is such a great combination of mild acidity and balanced aroma and taste that it is well suited as an all-purpose coffee, served any time of day and excellent for icing.

It's also a perfect dessert coffee, being a little sweet and wonderfully rich, so it isn't eclipsed by your Tiramisu. Iced, it should be brewed strong. It's impossible to make the Se bitter by brewing, so use it in any brewing method and feel free to double the amount of grinds or even make it Turkish-style if you begin with whole bean and grind it fine.

This coffee is also a good candidate for cold brewing, where it picks up floral tones and becomes a low-acid but flavorful coffee when used in an iced coffee concentrate.

The Se works well in any brewing method, including even basket filter drip machines.

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.


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  1. 5 Star Review Never bitter

    Love this Trung Nguyen Creative 3. Wasn't much of a coffee drinker before I had coffee in Vietnam. When I got home I went on a search for Vietnamese coffee and found Creative 3. I now look forward to a great cup of coffee to start the day. It's smooth, smells wonderful and is never bitter.

    Posted by on Feb 1st 2018

  2. 5 Star Review Consistently delicious

    I've operated my bed and breakfast for 9 years and served this coffee consistently, for the whole time I've been in business. I consider this coffee so vital to my operation that I note serving it on my website,

    Posted by on Jan 30th 2018

  3. 5 Star Review Superb

    Great coffee, both Creative 3 & Creative 4 are the best of them. Very rich & distinct flavor.

    Posted by on Dec 7th 2017

  4. 5 Star Review Whie guy

    Went to Vietnam in June and have not been able to drink other coffee since then.

    Posted by on Nov 13th 2017

  5. 5 Star Review Fabulous Coffee!

    I love all the Trung Nguyen Creative blends, but my friend M. prefers the Creative No. 3 above all. At any rate, these coffees are the best ever!

    Posted by on Nov 2nd 2017

  6. 5 Star Review Good flavor!

    This coffee has the flavor of Viet Nam that I love.

    Posted by on Oct 23rd 2017

  7. 4 Star Review Like this a lot.

    This is one of my favorites from Len's.

    Posted by on Aug 27th 2017

  8. 5 Star Review Liquid Perfection

    I love this coffee !!! Not to strong , very smooth with chocolaty overtones. I brew one cup a day in an espresso machine so I buy ground and beans and mix a scoop of each to get a perfect crema . Even the simplest of orders like mine seem to get quick attention from Len and his team. All-round a great coffee and shopping experience.

    Posted by on Jul 10th 2017

  9. 5 Star Review The Best Coffee EVER

    I am a coffee snob. I love good coffee. Vietnamese coffee is the best in the world, in my opinion, and Creative No. 3 is both delicious and affordable. I love it!

    Recently, I invited a friend over for coffee, and we drank some of the Creative No. 3. She loved it, and now she goes around telling people how great Vietnamese coffee is!

    Posted by on Jun 12th 2017

  10. 5 Star Review Spectacular!

    Quick delivery and the coffee is delicious. Absolutely no complaints! Thank you Lens for providing a great service that allows us to taste these wonderful coffees.

    Posted by on Jun 12th 2017

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