Vietnam Lotus SHG - Green
excellent coffee, great smelling and tasting. I recommend it
I have lived and worked in Vietnam for the last 4 years. I'm a home roaster and have roasted my fair share of Vietnamese Arabica as greens from other origins are really difficult, and expensive, to come by. I typically by my Vietnamese greens through a specialty shop who sources directly from the farmers. These greens from Bodhi Leaf are hands down the best I have ever had.
The quality of these greens is 10 fold better than anything I have ever sourced in my 4 years in Vietnam. They are so easy to roast and taste great from light to dark. I think full city to just a few snaps of 2C bring out the best of these beans, but city+ is still a nice cup. I can't recommend these beans enough. Bodhi Leaf has found a jewel in Vietnam. I hope they continue to offer these greens to support local farmers from the country I have come to love and call my second home. Chúc mừng Bodhi leaf!
This has, in my estimation, a more "classic" coffee profile, that manages to balance on the knife's edge between sweetness, acidity, and roastiness. A very forgiving and straight forward roast that allows you to hit the recommended City+-Full City levels. I do encourage experimentation on this one, I managed to pull off a City, and got a nice sharp brew with that. Brewing, however, does require some sort of precision to get the optimal flavor on this one, so be aware, but once you hit that sweet spot, you'll be addicted.
I’ve been roasting my own coffee beans for about 8 - 9 years now. Currently I roast with a 1k ARC Roaster. I roasted these beans to just before second crack started and the results were very satisfying. I’ve ground the beans for three different purposes, French Press, Pour Over and Espresso Shots. I’ve enjoyed the flavor using all three methods. I actually use the double espresso shots for Saturday and Sunday Lattes for my wife and myself. The coffee cuts thru the milk pretty well, without being overpowering.