|Việt Nam Đà Lạt Coffee at Starbucks store. — VNS Photo Thu Ngân|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — US coffee chain Starbucks on Thursday announced that it would again sell Vietnamese Đà Lạt coffee at its stores starting from Saturday, January 6.
The Vietnamese Đà Lạt whole bean first made an appearance at Starbucks stores in the country in early 2016 and became popular.
Patricia Marques, general manager, Starbucks Vietnam, said: “Việt Nam Đà Lạt is a popular coffee among partners and customers and is versatile in many brewing applications. Great as a brewed coffee in the morning or a delicious espresso option for your favorite espresso beverage, we are excited by its return.”
It is available in all Starbucks stores across Việt Nam from January 6, she said.
The company said the brew is available at its two reserve stores in HCM City and Hà Nội, while the other stores just sell coffee powder.
To mark the return, the company is presenting a gift set of Việt Nam Đà Lạt coffee with one Starbucks Reserve Việt Nam Đà Lạt whole bean pack and one logo mug at VNĐ370,000 (US$15).
According to Starbucks, Đà Lạt offers not only an escape from the heat but also an ideal environment for the cultivation of high-quality Arabica beans.
The fertile volcanic soil, constant cool temperature and seemingly ever-present mist culminate in a coffee every bit as distinctive as the land from which it came, it said.
The beans deliver a vibrant acidity which highlights the notes of kola uts, toffee and vanilla.
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