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Vietnamese Dalat Highlands Robusta (non-peaberry)

Vietnamese Robusta is the secret ingredient in Italian espresso. Its lush body, chocolatey taste, and excellent aftertaste are a product of the rich soil in Vietnam, and the fact that they are able to sun-dry the coffee cherries, which develops Robusta's natural sweetness. This highland Robusta is extremely high-quality and hand graded, and has the smoothest taste profile of any Robusta we have ever tried. Due to its freshness it has notes of maple sugar and butter.

Why Robusta? Coffee drinkers are evenly divided between "front palate" people and "back palate" people. We find that people who respond well to Vietnamese coffees in general tend to be "back palate" people, and Robusta excites primarily the back of the palate. In particular, Vietnamese high-altitude Robusta has developed indigenously to be almost its own subspecies, and the gourmet Robusta from this region is exceptionally delicious, quite unlike the low-altitude versions and Brazilian Robusta.

8 oz bag roasted coffee, select Medium Roast or Harlequin Roast (2-temperature base of dark with lesser amount of Light) and ground or whole bean. High in caffeine.

Sorry, we are out of stock on these beans. Try our great new crop of Peaberry Robusta from the same farmers here.

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  1. 5 Star Review Smooth

    I like the Vietnamese coffee

    Posted by on Oct 28th 2022

  2. 5 Star Review Not what I expected

    I was somewhat leery of trying Robusta because of descriptions I have read. I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted as good as, if not better, in an espresso shot than some of the Arabica beans I have tasted. I will definitely try some of the other roast (and green) Robusta coffee beans available.

    Posted by on Mar 24th 2021

  3. 5 Star Review Excellent Robusta!

    This is by far the best robusta I had in the US! I would be happy to recommend it to robusta lovers, it has a strong taste and always gives me quality coffee!

    Posted by on Nov 25th 2020

  4. 5 Star Review Best robusta in the world

    Dalat Peaberry is the bomb. Well worth the price, although I look forward to being able to buy full pound bags when it is back in season. I mix mine half and half with a dark roast Columbian Supremo arabica, and the result is the best cup of coffee I've ever tasted.

    Posted by on Aug 20th 2019

  5. 5 Star Review Only one

    Only place I can find this secret ingredient for my espresso blend. Vietnamese Dalat Highlands Peaberry Robusta Is always fresh roasted and shipped quick. Customer service is great with quick honest responses. I have and will reorder

    Posted by on May 10th 2018

  6. 5 Star Review Great for first timers

    This is the second Vietnamese ground that I’ve tried as recently as this morning. I used sweeten condensed milk and at first it looked lighter so I was worried about the taste. But to my surprise, it smelled and tasted very sweet. I think of it as one of the lighter versions, but good enough to do its work.

    I think this is excellent for those trying Vietnamese grounds for the first time.

    Posted by on Mar 21st 2017

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