- chai & coffee
Vroom! Vroom! is on sale because the current inventory has a best used by date of 6/22/23, though it can be used significantly longer with great flavor.
Reluctant Trading has always been about discovery and falling in love. I try a lot of stuff that I like. But “like” is not enough to be a Reluctant Trading product. To bring something into the shop, I have to love it.
Well, I’m in love again.
I discovered this spectacular Vietnamese coffee by way of Thu Pham, the superwoman behind Càphê, Philadelphia's only Vietnamese roastery.
Thu roasts a ridiculously delicious blend of robusta and arabica beans from Vietnam and Thailand. (These are whole beans, so you’ll need a grinder.)
Our Authentic Vietnamese Starter Set includes everything you (or your lucky gift recipient) will need to make delicious Vietnamese coffee.
Each Coffee Set, packaged in a Reluctant Trading printed textile gift bag, includes:
- 10 oz Bag of Vroom! Vroom! Vietnamese Whole Bean Coffee
- Traditional Stainless Steel Vietnamese Coffee Filter (called a phin)
- One 14 oz Can of Longevity Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Brewing directions
First things first. Authentic Vietnamese coffee isn’t brewed in a drip maker. If you do that, it will not taste good and people will call you names. You don’t want that.
It takes about 5 - 10 minutes to make a Vietnamese coffee, but it’s easy once you do it a couple of times. You will need your own grinder.
The magic of Vroom! Vroom! takes place when you combine the super dark chocolatey coffee with the gooey, sweetened condensed milk. It’s like 1 + 1 = 3. You’ll want to make it in a glass, the traditional way.
Thu roasts the beans to perfection - super duper dark and smoky. The aroma you get from just grinding the beans can make your knees knock.
The brew is terrific as iced coffee on a hot day or hot coffee on a cold one.
Why did I name it Vroom! Vroom!? The coffee has enough caffeine to rev your engine for hours. And it also reminded me of all the motorbikes flying around the streets of Vietnam during my last visit.
HELPFUL LINKS WHEN YOU COME BACK FOR MORE
Vietnamese Vroom! Vroom! Whole Bean Coffee
Vietnamese Coffee Filter, Stainless Steel Phin
Longevity Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
We normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D
We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.
Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing 2 Day service, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, Overnight and 2 Day items require one business day processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?
I absolutely love love love this coffee. It's delicious, smooth, low in acidity, and gives a fantastic caffeine boost without jitters. I also love the ritual of using the set, and I haven't felt like getting coffee out since I got it. I intend to be a regular customer going forward and I've already ordered two more bags of Vroom! Vroom!
Is this coffee in your cup. Seriously. It’s good. It’ll wake you up and remind you what real coffee can do to your synapses. Highly recommend for people who have a bad case of "I don't wanna" or "My cat wouldn't let me sleep." Motivation in a cup. It's also really enjoyable as a Vietnamese coffee kit, which is the bomb if you don't have a good local pho restaurant serving up hot cups of sustenance.
I love experimenting with different coffee. Got the Vroom Vroom and Phin to make Vietnamese style coffee. My wife and I both loved it.
My husband loves the Vietnamese coffee and the kit he got last year!
The coffee is delicious, I’m still working on getting it just right, but the manual that comes with it is super helpful. If you love Vietnamese coffee I’d recommend this kit.