- Vietnamese Coffee
- Imported Brands
- Trung Nguyen Legendee Coffee (Creative 8 / Sang Tao 8)
Makes a great gift! (New package design!)
Legendee Silver / Creative 8 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 Nguyen famous. Legendee is sometimes referred to as "weasel" coffee in Vietnam and we called it the Legendee Gold when it came in a gold foil package. The new design is silver and black.
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).
Legendee Silver ground is back in stock. (We purchase the whole bean through the domestic coffee shop channel, and it is currently unavailable.)
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.
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.
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Trung Nguyen Legendee Coffee (Creative 8 / Sang Tao 8) - Is Absolutely Amazing
My husband and I fell in love with the flavor of this coffee! It is absolutely amazing! We were introduced to it by a family friend who lives in Vietnam and every time when he travels to USA we kindly ask for as much supply as he could bring. He has not been able to travel here and we discovered that we can purchase this coffee within US. It is pricey- but very delicious!
Posted by Alina on May 3rd 2023
Best flavored Vietnamese coffee ever!
Years ago we hosted international students from Vietnam and then visited the country as well. I was first introduced to this coffee when the students would bring me the original golden package as a gift each year they came back. The families would also send periodic packages throughout the year when they would send their children care packages. We could NOT get this coffee in the U.S. at the time.
When Len's started selling this I was over the moon! It is everything it is meant to be- delicious!!!
Posted by Ange on May 22nd 2022
A wonderfully rich, fragrant coffee. Never bitter. This is my new favorite coffee, and that's saying a lot. Len sells a lot of terrific coffee, especially the other Vietnamese, Liberica, and the Civet coffees.
Posted by M.W. on Feb 4th 2022
The absolute best coffee
Simply the best. NO coffee com pares to it anywhere. Worth the high price
Posted by Theodore Jackness on Nov 19th 2021
This is my current favorite coffee after trying many beans from around the world. I always end up coming back to Legendee for it's rich flavor and low acidity.
Posted by Unknown on Apr 6th 2021
Thank you for great coffee. Super service. Truly appreciated.
Posted by Luci on Mar 12th 2021
The absolute best coffee
The best coffee there is....simply put. I have been drinking it for 12 years
Posted by Tjack on Feb 3rd 2021
Ledgendee, a coffee to remember
Seventeen years ago, I visited Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi Vietnam. While there, I had coffee and cake at Trung Nguyen shops. At my first visit to Trung Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh, I purchased a coffee that came with a glass of light/cold tea and cake, about 1”x1”x1”. What a treat. As I finished and headed to the counter, there was a table of bagged coffees. I picked up three. One was a number 8. My Vietnamise is nonexistent. The man at the counter’s English was, well, he held up a calculator with the total. 400,000 dong. I saw myself washing dishes forever. Just before leaving the hotel, I had exchanged $US 100. The total came to $US 22.00. Truly a wonderful experience, even with the free heart check.
On my return, I researched Trung Nguyen and found Heirloom Coffee, now Len’s. The numbering system here is the same as in Vietnam. All Trung Nguyrn coffees are a consistent treat for me. The Ledgendee has a finesse and smoothness, that rises to very special occasions, or if I just want to treat myself special. Avid coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers enjoy Ledgendee I have served.
One recommendation, Ledgendee is so smooth that it is easy to make very strong. However you make coffee, try using a little less than for other coffees.
Posted by thomas flemer on Sep 4th 2020
Smooth great coffee
Posted by Camille Carter Kitchen on Mar 15th 2020
This coffee has a smooth flavor that can be enjoyed without sugar or cream hot or cold. It is an enjoyable wake-up coffee and an invigorating afternoon cold treat.
Posted by Unknown on Jul 13th 2019
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