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Vietnamese Dalat Bourbon Arabica

Dalat has very little land at altitude high enough to grow premium Arabica, and Bourbon is the ideal species for the soil and altitude in this lower region of the Annam Highlands (today called the Central Plateau). Chocolatey, buttery, lower in acid than other Arabicas, this variety fits the preferences of Vietnamese growers since ~1900.

Bourbon Arabica beans are characterized by a roundness and mellowness of flavor that modern arabicas often lack, coupled with a balanced acidity and smooth mouthfeel. Bourbon is unique in that it matures/ripens slowly after roasting and maintains a wonderful profile that seems to age well over weeks.

8 oz bag roasted coffee, Medium roast. Please select ground or whole bean.


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  1. 5 Star Review A special everyday coffee

    Bright and smooth

    Posted by on Apr 10th 2023

  2. 5 Star Review Smooth and mellow

    I was pleasantly surprised by this variety - and is now a big fan. Love the mouthfeel and no bitterness at all! I used the pour over method and hit the sweet spot on the first try. Now one of my favorites!

    Posted by on Oct 9th 2020

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