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Our Saigon Blends

Traditionally, Vietnamese coffee beans were roasted in kettles with butter and sugar, like nuts. All the brand name Vietnamese coffees we love, like Trung Nguyen, harken back to this tradition with their own special roasting techniques and flavors. And for all our might, we couldn't figure out how they did it.

Until now.

Saigon Blends are our line of Vietnamese-style coffees. They've got all the chocolatey, caramelly flavor and aroma you love about Trung Nguyen coffees, and more. Freshly roasted. Award-winning beans (including the vital species that add that special regional taste: Vietnamese peaberry Robusta, Catimor, Excelsa and more). Expertly blended by Len. It is unbelievably smooth, great hot or iced, and brews perfectly in a Phin for an amazing cafe sua da - or in a drip brewer or French press for your regular morning cup.

Whole bean coffee lovers have often complained that the branded Vietnamese beans are too oily for their grind-and-brew espresso machines and some others types of grinders, where the fine particles cling to the grinding chamber and can clog the machine. Our whole bean Saigon Blends are DRY and guaranteed to work in your grinders. Also, the pre-ground coffees are ground perfectly for the phin and French Pres. In the last 2 years Trung Nguyen coffees have often been ground too fine for the phin filters or french press. Our grind works better in these brewers and drip machines and pour-overs.

We're finding that in most cases, our customers like these coffees as well or better than the original blends from Vietnam. It's running about 3 out of 5 overall would rather have our Saigon Blends than the branded coffees if they were marooned on a deserted isle. (Not surprisingly, 5 out of 5 told us, however, they would prefer NOT to be marooned not a deserted isle!) In several cases, customers have told us these are the best coffees they have EVER tasted.

We will continue to make new additions to the lineup this year.

  • Saigon Tradition ##8 ounce ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Tradition, Culi (Peaberry) Robusta Blend

    $6.95

    Our second in the new Saigon Blend series, this Culi (peaberry) Robusta Blend is sure to please anybody with a "back" palate who loves deep, dark, delicious coffee with high body and persistence. That chocolatey flavor you... Learn more


  • Saigon Blend Lam Dong Vietnamese Arabica##for 8 ounces, ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Blend: Lam Dong Arabica

    $8.95

    Our newest Saigon Blend uses award-winning Arabica coffees in multi-temperature roasts to produce a smooth, chocolatey profile reminiscent of Trung Nguyen Creative 3 and Creative 5, yet unique in its approach. It's our shot... Learn more


  • Saigon Market Blend Arabica Robusta Coffee##for 8 oz, whole bean or ground##

    Saigon Market Blend

    $7.25

    Inspired by Trung Nguyen's Creative 2 Arabica Robusta, Saigon Market Blend is created using our best Arabica and Dalat peaberry Robusta beans, with the quintessential butter roast and chocolate flavor profile of Trung... Learn more


  • Saigon Café Blend ##8 ounce ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Café Blend

    $9.95

    Finally! A true traditional Vietnamese-style blend with signature Peaberry Robusta and premium award-winning Arabica and Catimor beans. That chocolatey flavor you love is here in a coffee we created ourselves. All natural,... Learn more


  • Saigon Legend coffee##8 ounces, ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Legend Master Blend

    $15.95

    Yes, we dared! After a year of R&D and experimentation we released our own flagship Vietnamese-roast-style coffee! Chocolatey, buttery, smooth, low-in-acid profile with excellent persistence. This is a masterful blend of... Learn more


  • Saigon Amorata Low-Caffeine Coffee  ##8 ounces, ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Amorata Low-Caffeine Coffee

    $9.75

    At last! When Trung Nguyen discontinued the Passiona, many hearts were broken, as this was a much-beloved coffee. We created a Vietnamese bean blend that was also low in caffeine and had chocolate tones, but it wasn't the... Learn more


  • Saigon Espresso 2 ##our favorite Vietnamese espresso taste profile is back!##

    Saigon Espresso #2

    $9.25 $7.75

    When we became the authorized distributors of Trung Nguyen coffees in 2005, one of our favorite blends was the Espresso #2 whole bean blend. It was drier than the Creative coffees and  ground well and extracted... Learn more


  • Saigon Blend DeCaf##for 8 ounces, drip grind or whole bean##

    Saigon Blend DeCaf

    $8.95

    We are the only coffee merchants in the USA to offer full DeCaf coffee with premium high-altitude Robusta from Dalat, Vietnam. This is an extraordinary combination of Vietnamese Arabica and Robusta decaf beans in a... Learn more


  • Saigon Coffee MiniKit ##save $3 on one of our most popular gifts under $20##

    Vietnamese Coffee MiniKit with Saigon Tradition or Market Blend

    $14.95

    Super-fun, chocolatey-delicious genuine Vietnamese Coffee Kit has everything you need to recreate that café experience at home. For hot or iced coffee, you get our peaberry Robusta Saigon Tradition, a 6-ounce... Learn more


  • Excelsa Coffee Blend, Medium Roast ##for 8 ounces#

    Excelsa Blend from Buon Me Thuot - Intro Price!

    $6.95 $6.25

    Excelsa is a rare coffee with unusual genes, distinct enough to be classified as one of the 4 remaining species of coffee cultivated commercially (Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa, Liberica). There are no definitive histories or... Learn more


  • ##for a Vietnamese coffee kit with four Saigon Blends, condensed milk, and Phin filter/brewer##

    Saigon Vietnamese Coffee Collection

    $51.95 $47.50

    It's back! When we began in 2005, our Creative Coffee Kit was our most popular gift item. When Trung Nguyen went to 340 gram bags, the cost became prohibitive and we discontinued it. Now that we produce our own butter-roast... Learn more



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