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Vietnam Robusta

SKU VIETNAMROB

Starting at $5.75 $5.06 / lb
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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

Vietnam has become the world's largest Robusta producer, and the second largest coffee producer. The area most known for this production is the southern Central Highlands region. Robusta beans are known by their name because they are full bodied, robust beans with a higher caffeine content than Arabica. Robusta beans contain generally 265.00 mg per 8.00 fl. oz cup which is extremely high! Most Robusta beans are bought for their high caffeine content and the crema!

Cupping Notes: Coffee made from Robusta is generally stronger, nuttier, and darker than Arabica coffee.

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryVietnam
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessSemi Washed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)400-800
  • Brightness:6
  • Spicy:-
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:heavy bean
  • RegionSouthern Central Highlands
  • VarietyRobusta
  • DryingDry Method

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by on November 3, 2021

As a coffee lover, I don't want to rate this bean as the worst, but have no choice. This is a really bad one or really good one only for savvy roasting master. Since I use a cheap popcorn air blower to roast it, I'm not in the position to give it negative review, but I can't resist. This coffee beans won't change their color much while roasting, no cracking sound, either. I guess I roasted it too long although beans are still in light brown, more like yellowish. I usually roast beans for 5 minutes each, and this time I roasted for 7 minutes since the color didn't change from light brown. It tastes really acid, yes burnt. Denny's coffee tastes better. I know it's my fault perhaps roasting too long with a cheap popcorn maker. But I have never burnt beans before and Ethiopian, Kenya, and Rwanda beans always taste heavenly good. I was shocked by this taste. My tung still feels so bitter. Somebody, tell me. Should I throw this away since it's too burnt, or this is the taste of this bean? If so, Starbucks coffee could be the best on this planet to praise. That'd be the end of the world to me. Roasting instruction to this type of peculiar type of beans from experts would be appreciated before a novice roaster like me tries one. By the way, I'm not dismissing Coffee Bean Corral at all. I'll continue patronizing them as my favorite green bean vender. It's just this is my first experience that I got so shocked of the tastes.

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by on September 8, 2021

Admittedly I was attracted to try this coffee because of the price point and because I had not yet tried a robusta. As I most often do with a new bean I roasted my first batch in gradients. I found that a light medium roast was very enjoyable as was an espresso roast but that medium through dark roast did not have much character.

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by on August 18, 2021

Twelve of our clients really love this coffee. In fact, I delivered 2 bags to a couple yesterday. The man actually hugged the bag, smelled the coffee through the valve and said thank you thank you, thank you. Robusta has an undeserved bad rep but the true coffee lovers we serve just love it. Will always keep this coffee in stock for our customers. Thank you. Convoy Road Coffee Roasters

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by on August 2, 2021

Delicious, especially at dark roast. And it packs a nice caffeine punch. I have customers who want to know when they can buy more from me.

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by on June 30, 2021

This is some really good coffee and sits as my second favorite! Having low expectations, I toyed with it, split the pound into quarters, roasted four different ways, and mixed them together. The brew is a smooth, full-bodied delight! Ordering more pounds!

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by on June 18, 2021

This bean makes an excellent and tasty espresso. I am puzzled by other’s roasting comments; the roast profile was straightforward with my Gene Cafe and every batch was even and consistent. It is wonderful to have access to another interesting robusto.

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by on May 29, 2021

This was my second time roasting this bean, the first time it got burnt as the first crack is almost none existent. The second time I roasted to second crack. The bean has a very earthy flavor, not what I like for a coffee. Will try a different roast level and see if that changes anything.

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by on May 17, 2021

If I could give this negative stars, I would. It did not roast properly and smelled burnt. It wasn’t worth my time to grind and brew. I will not buy this again.

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by on May 12, 2021

My son and I share the passion of roasting coffee, he followed the path I had blazed, and we often shared experiences with various beans, we both use Coffee bean corral exclusively. One day he walks in and plops a large zip-lock of this Vietnamese Robusta in my hand and says try it... its different... I have never tried Robusta ever in my 15 years of coffee snobbery roasting. it is what it is... cant complain, yeah it doesn't taste like anything, look at the reviews, yes i felt the caffeine punch, if i was into blending, then i could see its usefulness as an added punch of pep, and maybe the crema... i believe it could bring its qualities into a blend without distracting from the flavor virtues of other beans. it lacks the brilliance and complexity of the other beans I have been loving and enjoying over the years.good or bad depends. as for the roast it was an experience like no other bean. pay attention, the first crack was silent, and of any other bean in my experience, it produce almost zero chaff... the first sign of crack was when the second crack started. and then i noticed this... the beans did not roast evenly, if a rainbow was shades of brown... these beans were the rainbow, light to dark and shiny. I am no expert but it made me wonder if a mix of farms and their beans made this batch. i wish i could post a picture here. when i have guests and proudly serve my coffees from very specific origins and outstanding flavor, i discourage sugar and flavored creamers, kind of like i discourage slamming shots of top shelf Scotch or Tequila or Bacanora... but then, there are people who insist that's the way they do it... I see this coffee as a perfect one to serve for those who don't care about the subtle tasting notes and just blindly dump sugar and flavored creamers into their coffee... it has its place and my Respect, even here and now i have never spent so much energy on a review of a coffee. because it was so different. good luck all and May the coffee Gods bless us all

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by on April 6, 2021

Most flavorful coffee I’ve ever tasted.

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by on March 21, 2021

I tried roasting these in my SR300. It seemed as if they did not want to get dark. I never heard a crack. I roasted them till they finally appeared dark and as I suspected I it was too long. What little taste it had was not good. I've always been more than pleased with the beans I get from CBC so I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong, especially with these particular beans. Any advice on achieving the correct roast will be greatly appreciated.

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by on March 12, 2021

I recently learned about Robusta Coffee, so I called and ordered some, which came speedily. I roasted it and ground my first cup and all I can say it was simply wonderful. I don't look for the amount of caffeine in my bean, I look for the flavor and seeing this was something new to Coffee Bean Corral's line up, I wanted to order it and did with no regrets. Will order this again. (y)

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by on March 10, 2021

This is a tough one to review. It's hard to review anything according to taste because, as we all know, taste is completely subjective. My wife and I, being fairly new to the coffee bean roasting game, were excited to try this Vietnamese bean because we had really enjoyed other Asian beans. This tastes nothing like anything else we've had. We drank the entirety of the the 1/2 lb I roasted to a medium/dark level. It is earthy, it is nutty, though maybe not in the way I would have liked. We will probably be giving the remaining 1/2lb of the 1lb bag we purchased to someone else with a "you really should give this a try and tell us what you think" attached to it. Here is where this bean shines: If you are looking to show people how vastly different coffees can indeed taste; that not all coffee tastes the same, then this would be a great example of how a Robusta differs from an Arabica or even just help clearly show the range of flavors that can be found. This is not a BAD coffee, but it is DIFFERENT. I would recommend everyone who is experimenting with roasting and tasting coffee to at least get a 1/2lb sample just to further enhance your palate a further deepen your understanding of coffee and its range of flavors. As far as Coffee Bean Corral goes, they always get a 5 star rating from us!

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by on March 4, 2021

We roasted it to second crack, and tried making it two ways: through espresso machine and coffee brewer. We tried hot and iced. The caffein kick is strong and not a very good high(?) Compared to our other organic roasts from here. We preferred iced and with milk and sugar, but it did not taste like the Vietnamese iced coffee that we buy from the restaurants.

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by on March 4, 2021

I tried different roast levels and brewing methods with no real positive results. Will probably have to use as a blend,

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