Starbucks starts selling Vietnamese coffee at US stores

By Nguyen Nga, Thanh Nien News

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More than two years after opening its first store in Vietnam, the world's largest coffee chain Starbucks now brought Vietnamese beans back to its home country.
A recent article on the company's website said arabica coffee from Vietnam's Central Highlands town of Da Lat is now available at its stores in the US, at US$11.2 half a pound of roasted coffee.
It was the world debut for the Da Lat coffee, which Leslie Wolford, senior coffee specialist for Starbucks, was quoted as describing as having "a bright refreshing acidity highlighting kola nut, toffee, and vanilla".
"It is excellent as espresso, brewed coffee, or even cold brew," the specialist said.
A representative of Starbucks in Vietnam told Thanh Nien that the Da Lat coffee variety is only available at stores specific for selling luxury products.
Vietnam is the seventh coffee supplier of Starbucks, which is partnering with producers in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, and Rwanda.

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