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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 only. (Trung Nguyen no longer produces a whole bean version of this coffee.)

We're sorry, we are out of stock on this coffee at this time. We suggest you try Saigon Lam Dong, which has a similar taste profile and is available in whole bean and ground.

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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.

Limit 6 per order, please!
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  1. 5 Star Review First had this coffee when I was in the war Vietnam

    We live in Vietnam 1968 my first cup coffee was very good I had in café When I was in Hùe city been drinking a brew ever since then .

    Posted by on Apr 18th 2020

  2. 5 Star Review The best


    Posted by on Feb 8th 2020

  3. 5 Star Review My favorite coffee

    This is a true story. I had a housemate who was Vietnamese. She went home to visit her family and when she returned she brought gifts for those of us in the house. Mine was the Vietnamese coffee. I liked it so much I found Len's email and ordered it, I ordered it for myself and to serve in my Bed and Breakfast where it was always a hit! I served it for the 10 years I operated my B+B and guests often asked how they could get it too. I'm certain there are many many people enjoying the Creative 3 and thinking fondly of a stay at the Purple Gables Bed and Breakfast.
    P.S. I also shared the 3 in 1 instant packets with guests.

    Posted by on Dec 9th 2019

  4. 5 Star Review I just LOVE this Coffee

    I buy both beans and ground of the Creative 3. I grind the beans to fine espresso and then use I/2 find grind 1/2 pre ground in my espresso machine and it makes a wonderful cup of coffee with a great crema on top. I use whole milk but this coffee is so rich and full of flavor you can easily use any milk or just take it as it comes. Superb coffee and always a great buying experience from Len and his team. I too have an addiction to this coffee.... delicious.

    Posted by on Sep 20th 2019

  5. 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

  6. 5 Star Review Great

    Good stuff

    Posted by on Nov 17th 2018

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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