Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Click to Zoom

Trung Nguyen Creative 1 Culi Robusta - 6-Pack - Free Shipping Special

Trademark heirloom Vietnamese Robusta originally established in Vietnam in 1890 - 1922, made from select Culi (single, unsplit, peaberry) beans for richest flavor. Dark, strong, full-bodied and naturally sweet, can stand up to plenty of milk and sugar. A particularly excellent choice for iced coffee.

12 oz bags (340 grams) ground coffee per bag, 6 bags, total of 4.5 pounds of coffee.

We ship this product anywhere in the USA and US territories. Not available for Canada, sorry.

More Information

The Vietnamese pioneered and perfected the Robusta variety over a hundred years ago, from stocks established by Jesuits in the 1890's. Yet in the late 20th century, much of the gourmet quality of this heirloom variety was lost due to improper cultivation and harvesting. The Culi Robusta is Trung Nguyen's triumphant return to the best gourmet Robusta in the world. There simply is no other source that we have found that exemplifies the true potential of gourmet, heirloom Robusta raised in the perfect climate, picked in multiple sessions, and sun-dried for up to 10 days to achieve the full ripeness and wonderful flavor tones that cannot be duplicated in water-washed coffees.

Recent memoirs from a famous consultant to the Italian espresso industry acknowledged that purchasing gourmet Robusta from Vietnam was the long-kept secret of top Italian espresso makers. Vietnamese Robusta is renowned for its rich crema and buttery mouthfeel.

Creative One is an extremely full-bodied coffee, partially Culi or "peaberry" blend, that fills the room with superior aroma. Some can detect a chocolaty flavor, too, that originates from the long ripening process. It is difficult to describe this coffee to Americans who have never had access to a gourmet heirloom Robusta, and who have been told that only Arabica coffee can be exceptional. This is one of the world's best gourmet "cheap thrills". Because of the prolific growth of Robusta, this coffee is available in a price range well below its worth in quality.

It makes an excellent, strong iced coffee. We stock some locations that brew the Culi Robusta commercially as their only iced coffee and it has performed better than their previous brands. However, the Culi Robusta does not store well as an iced coffee, so it should be served only on the day it is brewed.

The Culi Robusta is a high-caffeine coffee, with about 40% more caffeine than most Arabicas. It's hard to brew this coffee too strong. as it has few faults. It performs well in most drip machines at one level tablespoon, or more to taste, per cup. It can be doubled up in a Phin or French Press for an espresso intensity. It also is a great mixer for improving the flavor of that expensive Arabica coffee you have in your pantry that you were disappointed with. Blend your own Arabica/Robusta mix and you will join the millions who say "Wow!" over Culi Robusta in any form.

Robusta is a superior coffee for those who like to drink their coffee with cream and sugar, since it has been lab-proven that Robusta flavors are not masked by cream and sugar, unlike many Arabicas.

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 butter or 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 Tradition, which we can promise are free of common allergens and 100% vegan.

$49.50 $47.50
(You save $2.00)
Quantity:

Customer Reviews

Write Review

  1. 5 Star Review Consistently great coffee!

    I've been purchasing this coffee from Len's for a couple years now and it's some of the best coffee I've ever made at home. It's dark and bold but always very smooth and not acidic. I love the chocolatey notes in there too. Traditionally, I like to grind my beans just before brewing but I've found that the pre-ground tastes good enough here that I tend to buy that and run less of a risk of waking my family in the morning. I'll be buying this for years to come!

    Posted by on Jun 2nd 2020

  2. 5 Star Review Love this coffee

    I am not sure what is better, Trung Nguyen or Len @ Len's Coffee. shipping is timely, service is bar none and I am grateful I can find this coffee stateside.

    Posted by on May 30th 2020

  3. 5 Star Review Delicious

    This coffee is has a full, rich, creamy taste with hints of chocolate.

    Posted by on May 12th 2020


Latest Blog Post

Coronavirus CARE Pack


New Budget Page, Donations

We're doing everything we can to help! Read more...

Resources



Save On Shipping: $5 off orders > $50! $7.50 off orders > $75! Click for More Shipping Information

Featured Region


Brazil's Poços de Caldas

There is no other terroir in the world similar to the unique microclimate of Poços de Caldas, which is angled perfectly toward the sun. Poços de Caldas receives sharply divided day and night periods that begin with early morning sun full-on till 4 pm. The soil is enriched by volcanic minerals and rainforest humus. Learn more and browse Brazilian Volcano Coffees here.

Large version of a gallery thumbnail
 [X] Click anywhere to close