Process: Washed Variety: Catimor, Bourbon, Typica
Vietnam Dung K'no
An exotic, memorable fragrance of golden raisin and lime. Saturated, sweet cup with notes of brown sugar, chardonnay & oak. Round, silky body with a savory-sweet acidity.
Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world after Brazil, though the quality of the beans (generally strip-picked robustas) has limited their marketability.
Although arabica coffee trees (bourbon) were introduced near Hanoi in 1887, production in Vietnam has dwindled until recently, though the volume is still substantial: 1,000,000 bags/ year, more than countries like Kenya, El Salvador, Rwanda, Panama, and Papua New Guinea. These coffees are mostly blended with robusta coffee and destined to local cafes and neighboring China.
In recent years producers have started to focus more on quality production for the specialty market and we are starting to see some very impressive coffees coming out of this country
Dung K'no (pronounced "Duhng Ka-nah") is a community of around 300 people in the Lam Dong province. Coffee here is grown around 1500m altitude on small family farms that are less than 5 acres in size on average. Cherries are collected from the community and then brought to a nearby mill equipped with low water usage pulping equipment from Colombia. After the fruit is removed the coffee is dried in the sun on patios for several days. the resulting coffee has a profile reminiscent of great Colombian coffees. A full, coating mouthfeel with great supporting acidity and a brown sugar sweetness.
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- Continent: Asia
- Country: Vietnam
- Farm: Various
- Process: Washed
- Region: Dung Kn'o, Lam Dong
- Variety: Catimor, Bourbon, Typica
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