Makes a great gift! (New package design!)
Legendee Gold is a coffee created in the style of the classic Legendee, but with a new approach to taste and balance. Characteristics include an incredible natural sweetness --many customers who regularly sweeten their coffee like this coffee unsweetened-- and an acidity and aroma more typical of fine Arabicas than the original Legendee blend.
The Legendee family is one of the world's most famous branded coffees, and we are the only authorized distributor in the USA. Sometimes sold under the name "Sang Tao 8", or Creative 8, which is the exact same coffee. It is the flagship coffee of the original Creative Coffee series that made Trung Ngyen famous. Legendee is sometimes referred to as "weasel" coffee in Vietnam.
Each bag of Legendee is shipped with a full-color card detailing the history and celebrity of this famous coffee.
Legendee Classic Whole Bean is more true to the original balanced blend produced by Trung Nguyen, which includes Arabica, Robusta, and Excelsa. It has a darker and bolder taste profile, but with the same chocolatey "civet coffee" overtones. 250 grams ground coffee (8.8 ounces).
Because we always run low on this product and it is hard to source, we need to limit total sales per customer per month to 8 bags, please (whether singles or singles with gold bags).
NOTE: PACKAGING CHANGE! Trung Nguyen has just released a new silver-toned package for the Creative 8/Legendee. Picture 4 shows the original packaging.
We also suggest that you might enjoy or prefer our new fresh-roast version of this coffee, the Saigon Legend.
One of the world's most famous coffees, the Legendee is a unique enzymatically-treated coffee that releases flavors bound in the beans and not released under ordinary processing. The Legendee product is largely regarded as the world's most successful attempt to produce a coffee with the balance and flavor of the famous Kopi Luwak, or Civet/Weasel coffee. Trung Nguyen worked hard on achieving a new balance of Arabica and Excelsa beans in this formula.
Tourists to Vietnam often don't consider their visit complete until they have sat in a Trung Nguyen coffeehouse and tried the Legendee brewed by the single-cup Phin filters. We get a lot of comments also that the Legendee is more available here to buy on our site for home brewing than it is in Vietnam, and at a lower cost. Sometimes sold under the name "Sang Tao 8", or Creative 8, which is the exact same coffee.
A coffee that please all tastes, it makes an excellent gift that is sure to impress.
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 Legend, which we can promise are free of common allergens and 100% vegan.
Legendee Gift Option
Gold Lamé Gift Bag: Elegant and convenient, the Gift Bag can be packed, shipped, and carried with ease, and always arrives looking great. It's an effortless way to make your Legendee ready-to-give. As with all Legendee items, it comes with a card explaining the history of the coffee and advice on brewing the perfect cup.
Classic Whole Bean LegendeeBack in stock for the holidays! The original classic whole bean Legendee coffee, very hard for us to obtain and always limited availability.
Showing reviews 1-10 of 12 | Next
Posted by Unknown on Apr 21st 2019
our favorite coffee
This is our favorite coffee - usually reserved for weekends and holidays. Not coffee better than this one! The smoothest coffee I've ever had the pleasure of drinking!
Posted by Melissa Jean Gibson on Dec 10th 2018
One of the best coffees
I recently had the pleasure of trying out the legendee whole bean as I had only had the pre ground before, hands down the flavor is night and day. The whole bean is much more robust and rich with delicious chocolate tones with zero acidity. This is honestly one of the best coffees I have tried and will definitely be making a repurchase from Lens.
Posted by Phillip on Dec 8th 2018
Perhaps the best coffee on the planet
This is the coffee they serve in Heaven. I purchased the whole bean. I mix in some beans from my favorite Italian espresso roast before french press brewing.
Drinking that first sip each morning is a truly divine experience. The incredible fragrance of the beans is worth the purchase alone. An absolute must for anyone who loves dark delicious coffee.
Posted by Mike on Nov 21st 2018
Just had a cup of this made with a Phin (also from Len's). The BEST!
Posted by Unknown on Nov 7th 2018
Beautiful Gift again
It's dark, strong and yet with a smooth sweet bitterness. I make this coffee with a little more water, even add cream, it's still very tasty and fragrant. I think if I would like to add flavor to it, Butter Scotch Toffee and French Vanila will be the best.
Posted by Ngo on Aug 24th 2018
Just received this Trung Nguyen Legendee Coffee (Creative 8 / Sang Tao 8) - I haven't tried it yet. "A coffee that please all tastes, it makes an excellent gift that is sure to impress"?
Yes, I like the design, will buy more for Christmas gift.
Posted by Ngo on Aug 23rd 2018
my favorite coffee
the smoothest coffee you will ever taste! not a hint of bitterness. I never use sugar, only milk. We make it in the french press and it's just PERFECT. In the summer it's great as iced coffee too! Although smooth, it's a very strong coffee, so be careful not to drink too much - it's SUPER easy to drink a lot, but take it slow, unless you're immune to coffee jitters! I cannot recommend this coffee enough! THANKS LENS COFFEE! <3
Posted by Melissa Jean Gibson on Jun 28th 2018
I prefer a strong, dark roast with a smooth finish and this coffee absolutely delivers! I had ordered ground because beans were out of stock. Can't wait to have the beans to grind myself for use with my espresso machine instead of french press. Will continue to order this coffee!
Posted by Veronique Van Tho on Nov 2nd 2017
Drop for drop, woth the price
An excellent well rounded coffee with a natural sweetness, and taste that defines finer coffees.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 5th 2017
Showing reviews 1-10 of 12 | Next
Latest Blog Post
Our creative muse demands expression... this is our way of bringing more creative blending to your table (or cup). Read more...
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.