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 Nguyen's popular coffee.
We've gone a step further and blended two award-winning Arabicas at different roast points and likewise our Dalat Higland Robusta also at two roast points, for coffee that appeals to all palates and has a little broader taste profile than the Trung Nguyen original. As with all our Saigon Blends, we have extensively taste-tested this coffee with Creative 2 and found our customers had a hard time distinguishing in blind tests which coffee was ours... and generally had a slight preference for our Market Blend to take home when given the choice.
Affordable, delicious hot or iced, the Saigon Market Blend is dry roasted, meaning less trouble with whole beans in auto-grind machines and espresso than the Trung Nguyen oilier formula. The pre-ground version is adjusted for perfect flow in the Phin filter and works well in coffee presses or drip machines. This coffee has quickly been adopted by many of our Vietnamese restaurants and cafés.
8 oz., please select whole bean or ground. All natural, vegan.
As a blender
I blend Truong Lam with another coffee to cut the “sweetness “ a little. The Saigon Market Blend makes it great as a blender but is also good as a stand alone coffee.
Posted by Charles Seigel on Oct 22nd 2018
So good that I got confused
My wife and I have been Trung Nguyen #2 fans for many years. When we went to Len’s to order more, we discovered that they were out-of-stock on whole beans. We sent Len an email asking him “what should we do? Our Miele machine can’t handle ground coffee.”
Len recommended Saigon Market Blend as an alternative. We told him we would give it a try.
Before ordering, we first checked our "stash," so we could order just the right amount. Then, we discovered - not only do we have a bag of Len’s SMB in reserve, but our Miele machine is running that very bean right now (my wife filled it without my knowing).
So...for at least the past week or so, I've been drinking Len’s SMB all the while thinking it was TN#2.
I'm convinced. If you like TN#2, you will LOVE Len’s SMB.
Posted by Scott T. on Oct 1st 2018
I Love This
Len has done a great job of recreating the great Vietnamese coffees. Congratulations!
Posted by Kathryn on Apr 1st 2018
Len Did It!
In my opinion, Len has managed to capture the flavor of real Vietnamese coffee, which is the best in the world!
Posted by Kathy M. on Nov 2nd 2017
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