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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
Regular Non-Rush Delivery starts at just $3.95. It's very reasonable. (Our E-Gift Cards, delivered by email, have no shipping fees.)
Shipping is darn fast too. Almost all orders arrive in just a few days. (Allow an extra day or two during the holidays.)
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?