This is a quintessential Vietnamese house blend like a visitor might find at a sidewalk café in any Vietnamese town. It's a blend of multiple coffee species, like most of the best Vietnamese coffees, containing Buon Me Thuot Highlands Arabica, Robusta, (on the label it says 'Cherry' but this is a transliteration of Chari, which is their word for Excelsa), with the delightful addition of Moka, a variety of Arabica with petite beans and a naturally chocolatey taste. The roast is a deep butter-roast, and the flavor is quite sweet, dark, and very full, with a pleasant bitter edge. It's especially good iced with milk and sugar in traditional Vietnamese iced coffee style.
As with all traditional Vietnamese "butter roast" coffees, some natural extracts, butter oil and a touch of salt and sugar are most likely used in its preparation. Generally "butter roast" does not necessarily mean butter, it is sometimes a vegetable oil for stability. So we cannot vouch for whether this product is Vegan or not. For guaranteed Vegan products, you may want to try our Saigon Blends line, which we create ourselves and know is 100% Vegan.
500 gram (1.17 lb) bag, ground for Phin filter, French Press, cone-shaped drip machine and pour-over.
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Tastes like there is unlisted sugar added
The ingredients list does not mention either (it says four bean varieties, butter, and salt), but one sip should convince anyone that Truong Lam has added cocoa and sugar to the grounds in addition to who knows what else. It tastes good, of course, but the obvious disparity between listed ingredients and apparent ingredients has me very concerned.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 7th 2019
Super deep and dark
Wow, great stuff here. Rich, smooth, sweet and DARK. I usually drink my coffee black, and I had to scale back the amount of coffee I put into the brewer otherwise it was way too strong. With a bit of cream, it is truly delightful.
Posted by Unknown on Mar 27th 2019
By far my favorite coffee! Chocolatey and full bodied.
Posted by Nico on Mar 26th 2019
Sweet and dark
A friend brought back some coffee from a cafe in Vietnam. Even when black, it tasted super sweet and chocolaty, and not at all chemical tasting like when you drink flavored coffees. This is the closest I have found at Len's to match that strange Vietnamese cafe coffee. This is spectacular. And no lies about it being dark, you can add a lot of milk to this and it looks as black as can be. Absolutely delightful.
Posted by Certifiable Caffienist on Dec 8th 2018
Best of the best
Since finding this coffee, all other vietnamese coffees are ruined for me. It's the best I've ever tasted, and every time I decide to try something else, I realize it's not possible to match Truong Lam. I keep some around at all times and drink it daily.
Posted by Unknown on Nov 20th 2018
This is my personal favorite of all. Chocolatey, rich, sweet. What more can you ask for?! I've been using it to make cold brew, then freeze in ice cube trays. Add to iced coffee or smoothies. Very good!
Posted by JP on Aug 11th 2018
Truong Lam has always been my favorite. Black or on ice with sweetened condensed milk. The chocolate taste is awesome. Occasionally I’ve had consistency problems but I guess it’s the Vietnam end and not Len’s Coffee.
Posted by Pat on Jul 22nd 2018
A great tasting coffee. No bitterness.
Posted by Unknown on Jan 22nd 2018
Simply the best.
This is what the other Vietnamese company used to call their Robusto Braxin, but haven't produced in several years, and I used to buy in Hanoi, or in Ha Giang after they stopped selling it. Truong Lam is a deep, dark, velvet smooth coffee with chocolate undertones and a hint of fruitiness. Very complex. Not acidic. Wonderful with or without condensed milk.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 30th 2017
Our Daily Favorite
We first tasted Vietnamese coffee during a trip throughout Southeast Asia several years ago. We really liked the smooth mocha-ey flavor. So, when we got home, we tried to find it here in the U.S. Len's (Heirloom back then) had a number of Vietnamese coffees, and we tried most of them. Truong Lam won hands down. We enjoy it every morning at home. Friends who we have introduced to it like to use it in their espresso makers. Normally I like my coffee black, but I like just a wee bit of cream in this coffee. Great way to start the day!
Posted by Eric B. on Jun 24th 2017
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