We’re excited to share our very first Vietnamese coffee, the dark and delicious Opal Bold. This cup is delicate, but robust, with an aroma of sweet brown sugar and fragrant cedar, a toasty body like malty dark beer, and a clean finish with a hint of tobacco and cracked pepper. Spicy like an Indonesian and smooth like a Hawaiian, this classic Vietnamese cup is a real delight for dark roast lovers. Enjoy this cup black, or with a splash of condensed milk “Vietnamese style”, for an easy-sipping dark roast with the soul of a stout beer. After all, morning is the real happy hour.
Opal Bold comes from Mercafe Lotus Farm Cluster in Dalat, located in the central highlands of Vietnam. Coffee has been cultivated in this region since the 1850s, and has fertile volcanic soil with cool temperatures, perfect for coffee. This cup is earthy and spicy, with notes of cigar box, cedar, soft acidity, and a good body to round it out. A complex, delicious cup.
"I guess it's more a 3.5. Seems like getting it brewed just right made a big difference, for the first few attempt it came out kind of bitter and harsh, but on the last one it had a real nice taste of toasty stout and cedar with a slight peppery finish. Brewed french press."