Discover Trung Nguyen Gourmet Blend
The recent export packaging update has given this coffee a new name, the Gourmet Blend. The coffee itself is exactly the same, so don’t worry, House Blend fans! The new box is very attractive and we are pleased to offer the same delicious coffee in its new packaging. This new design is the only true continuation of the House Blend formula in export packaging, so if you find the old box in an Asian market with no English on it, it was been brought to the USA on the grey market by unauthorized distributors and is actually NOT the original House Blend formula. The box must say “Gourmet Blend” to be genuine and have the English text.
The trademark Trung Nguyen Gourmet Blend in the decorative box is an inexpensive introduction to the world of TN blended coffees. It is often the first TN coffee that people try, since it is the house coffee for the TN coffeeshops throughout Vietnam, and the most common coffee exported by TN.
It is a careful blend of 4 varieties (Arabica, Robusta, Chari (aka Excelsa), and Catimor) that are grown under Trung Nguyen direction in ideal environments across the Buon Me Thuot Highlands. The blend is incredibly fragrant and it fills the room with scents of spice, chocolates and fruit, and it’s a great coffee that should be brewed at 1 tablespoon per cup to preserve its fine balance.
Makes an incredible cup of coffee in the single-cup Vietnamese filters and in a French Press, but we have also had great success with any drip coffeemaker that takes a medium or coarse grind, percolators and office-style coffee machines (Bunn, etc.) In drip machines or percolators, just be sure to use about 20% less than you would with most other coffees, because this formula, as with most TN coffees, is very dense and flavorful and will brew more coffee per tablespoon than most other brands.
Inside the box are two 250-gram mylar bags with CO2 vents for freshness (~1.1 lb).