Vietnam Lotus SHG - Green

Region: Dalat
Varietal: Catimor
Farm: Various Small Farmers
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1400-1500 M
Grade: SHG
Cupping Notes: Chocolate Creme, Honey, Nutty, Toffee
Recommended Roast: City+ to Full City+
Good For: Blends, Espresso, Auto-Drip, Full Immersion

Description:Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world! Although recognized for volume, high quality coffee is not something that is traditionally thought of when thinking about Vietnamese coffee production. This is changing and Bodhi Leaf is excited to be able to offer this solid washed Arabica coffee from the Dalat region. This is our first time offering coffee from Vietnam and we would love to hear your feedback! 

The average farm size in Vietnam is very small, averaging 1-3 hectares. However, these small farms have great productivity compared to average coffee farms in Central America. To add additional value at the farm lever, particular focus is put on quality. This starts with picking only ripe coffee cherries, ensuring speedy delivery to the mill and getting a higher premium paid for red cherry. Coffee growers in Vietnam have typically strip picked the plants when the C market is favorable so incentivising growers to pick only ripe cherries can be a challenge. However, the benefits of only picking red cherries can be seen when comparing the weight of ripe vs. unripe cherry and if there is a premium offered on the extra effort.

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
My favorite

They are all great, but this one is my all-time favorite.

Very good choice

I was very pleased with this coffee

a nice bean

I under-roasted it and felt is was too fruity for my tastes. Yet when I gave it a full run it was still very floral. It’s nice, just not my type. This bean and I will stay friends only.

A Vietnam Surprise

At a city roast this is a great after dinner cup of coffee! It is smooth and sweet with a nice aftertaste. It would provide a satisfying end to a good meal. The chocolate cream, honey, nutty, toffee tasting notes come through with just the right touch. Overall, a delicious, well balanced coffee.

Delicious bean!

I first had the Vietnam Lotus bean through my Dad. He gets fresh roasted beans from someone in Florida, and sent some to us, but just 1 little bag for a month. This bean set me on a quest to find this bean and learn how to roast my own. My quest brought me to Bodhi Leaf. This is some of the best coffee I have ever tasted, and as my dad would say, puts some hair on your chest! Lol. Great coffee and great service. Please dont stop carrying this bean! I just placed an order for more, along with several other beans to try.

farm to cup

We get our beans from the farms and roast coffee daily. We truly are farm to cup.

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