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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, 8.8 oz bags (250 gram) for whole bean.

Customer who love this coffee may want to try our Saigon LamDong Arabica, available in ground or 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 Love this coffee

    I first had Vietnamese coffee while was there in 2013. I loved it and then found that Len's carried it. I drink Creative 3 every day. So Len, you have to keep carrying it. Thanks,

    Posted by on Jan 28th 2019

  2. 5 Star Review Great

    Good stuff

    Posted by on Nov 17th 2018

  3. 5 Star Review Great Coffee

    I usually can't drink regular coffee as it makes me hyper but this coffee is so smooth that I have no problems with it. I try it on friends and they become new recruits to Creative 3.

    Posted by on Nov 17th 2018

  4. 5 Star Review Delicious

    This is my second favorite Trung Nguyen's blend, with SE being the "one." It's quite flavorful and very addicting with milk/ cream. Very glad Len's coffee carries Trung Nguyen's in the states and is very fast with shipping!

    Posted by on May 3rd 2018

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 5 Star Review Good flavor!

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

    Posted by on Oct 23rd 2017

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