Blend of culi (single, unsplit) beans of Arabica, Robusta, Chari and Catimor. Strong, very full-bodied and intense, with layers of complexity. 340g (12 oz) ground coffee suitable for Press, drip machine or Phin filter brewing.
Please select 340 gram ground or whole bean (250 gram).
This coffee is a gourmet's dream blend. Trung Nguyen puts together carefully selected Culi (unsplit "peaberries") from 4 different varieties. A lot of care and balancing goes into this coffee, and Trung Nguyen is rewarded by many loyal Vietnamese drinkers who proclaim this their favorite brew.
There are a lot of complex flavors in this coffee, and it also runs a little to the bitter and acid tastes, which is a plus for people who want a full-bodied coffee experience. If you like strong coffee, double up on this one and go for the gusto! In winter this is a comfort coffee, with its rich, appetite-awakening flavor and aroma.
Many restaurants and coffeeshops serve this coffee as their one, representative "Vietnamese coffee" in the Phin single-serving filter. Sometimes fans of this coffee will double it up in the small filter and drink it espresso-strength.
Culi-based coffees have an edge to them that is lost if stored in the fridge as iced coffee concentrate. Drink it fresh... and brew it right onto ice if you can. It's a sipping coffee when made strong, delightful in every taste.
At one level tablespoon per coffee you get a mild but broad taste. At 1.5 or 2 tablespoons you get that intense flavor it is famous for.
As with most Vietnamese coffees, if you can control the temperature you can get different effects. At 185° brewing you accent all the extra flavor tones and the chocolate/vanilla hints. At 205° you lose those flavor tones and get a more American-style coffee.
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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My Go To Coffees
Trung Nguyen Creative 4 (Premium Culi) Coffee is my first go to coffee, followed by Saigon Café Blend. These two come the closest to what a purchased at the state's department store in Saigon. Two other coffee's we also like are Brazil Adrano Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas and Out of Africa, Blended Arabicas
Posted by Benjamin Taylor on Mar 10th 2019
My nephew visited Vietnam and brought back great tasting coffee. Sang Tao #4 is my new favorite. Taste great! I recommend to all who enjoy coffee.
Posted by Howard on Mar 4th 2019
Love this coffee! Order it for myself and my kids all the time!
Posted by Tom on Feb 19th 2019
Delicious Trung Nguyen
Our favorite coffee and favorite of the Trung Nguyen blends from our time living in Vietnam. Is perfect taste when using phin to make it.
Posted by RTRM on Jan 30th 2019
My favorite coffee!
The first time I had Vietnamese coffee I was hooked! I brought some home from Vietnam and was so happy when I found it at Len’s because my local Asian grocery stores only carry the basic Trung Nguyen coffee. That’s still great, but Creative #4 is my fave. It’s super smooth with a rich flavor and amazing smell! I make every coffee drinker I know try it!
Posted by Amanda N on Dec 8th 2018
THE most amazing coffee(s)
Ever since coming back from Viet Nam and having loved the coffee there, we tracked down Len's Coffee. We can drink nothing else anymore no matter where it's from or how high the alleged quality. The #4 is the BEST with its chocolatey tones-so amazing.
Posted by JM on Oct 4th 2018
This coffee is the BEST!
This spring I traveled to Vietnam and brought back several bags of this for my husband and he is now hooked on it. While I was there we were told the lore that when the Vietnamese systematically tore up the opium fields they replaced it with robusta coffee plants and there is a slight residual effect.
Posted by Unknown on Sep 18th 2018
Complex, rich flavor
This coffee is delicious. I taste notes of chocolate. It is not as bitter or sour as many coffees.
Posted by Firepink on Dec 22nd 2017
A glass of coffee can make your day
I've been drinking Trung Nguyen (Creative 4) for many years. I've tried many coffees but nothing like this one. It's full of body, not too bitter. It's mellow.
Posted by Tina on Oct 23rd 2017
Great stuff that we initially found in Vietnam. Had to get more.
Posted by Unknown on Sep 22nd 2017
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