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Coffee is deeply rooted in the culture of Việt Nam, an intrinsic part of the country’s history and society for over a hundred years. But have you ever wondered how Việt Nam became a global coffee powerhouse, the role coffee played in President Hồ Chí Minh’s rise to power, or how a small brown bean lifted thousands out of poverty and created a coffee culture unlike any other?
Đặc Đen Đắng: The Vietnamese Coffee Book answers these questions and more. It shares the story of Việt Nam and its coffee, tales of people who work in the country’s booming coffee sector, and the role coffee has played in shaping Việt Nam since the arrival of the first beans more than 160 years ago.
The book is 27.1cm by 35.7cm and 2.2cm thick (10.7″, 14.0″, 0.9″). It weighs in at 2.1kg (4.6lbs). It can comfortably fit in a regular size carry-on suitcase.
Arabica beans from a pioneering Arabica farm in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, honey processed and then blended with Robusta to create a multi-layered coffee with strong, bold flavors. Lacàph Espresso Blend brews a round-bodied coffee that perfectly combines mild acidity and sweetness.
Arabica Catimor beans, hand-harvested from the coffee plantations of the indigenous K’Ho in Vietnam’s Central Highlands and blended with naturally washed Yellow Bourbon and Java beans. Lacàph Filter Blend brews a coffee that smoothly balances contrasting tastes of sweet and sour.
High-quality Robusta beans grown in the fertile red basalt soil of Ðắk Nông Province, blended with a small amount of Arabica to compliment and balance their bold flavors and sensory characteristics. Lacàph Phin Blend brews a traditional Vietnamese phin coffee with an enticing modern twist.
Arabica beans from our network of smallholder farms in Lâm Đồng Province roasted to enhance their smooth, dark, chocolaty notes then cold-brewed for over 18 hours. Lacàph Signature Cold Brew is a deeply refreshing drink, amazing on its own, or as an ideal mixer with something stronger.