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    Question [Need help] Is this real coffee?

    Hi everyone, I'm newbie here, it's nice to make friend with you guys My friend just came back from Hanoi, Vietnam and got me this pack of Weasel coffee, I'm not sure to have ever seen such beans like this before, it's oilly and really black otherwise the smell was just hard to describe, like really really weird, it's smelled sweet, acid, caramelly all at once, I got a dizzy when smelling it, not sure whether it's caused by the caffein or not. I want to have some more information of this brand (I googled but failed ) Like it was stated in the package this shop located in 44 Hang Manh, Hanoi, according to their email I guess this is An Phu Coffee. I'm so not going to taste this thing up till I got a proper explaination to this visual appearance of this extremely oilly and black beans. Thanks
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    my guess is that this is not 100% real weasel coffee. By looking at the roasting level, it shouldn't be that oily, but probably they have mixed with some flavoring and so on.
    In Vietnam, there are 3 types of Weasel coffees.

    one : the real one (whether it is actually real or not, but it is recognized as real weasel) is from Trung Nguyen coffee brand and only produce 40 kg per year, costing $3000 per 1 kg bag (5 times more expensive than Luwak from Indonesia)

    second : Trung Nguyen's Lengendee brand which is a simulated weasel coffee. it uses synthetic enzymes to copy the civet's gastric acid.

    third : just flat out fake copies. (if you can buy copy iwatch from China and Thailand, every types of copy brand name clothing and bags from Vietnam, it should be a pc of cake copying "COFFEE" ha ha ha)

    BTW, after tasting it, let me know how it tastes. interesting to know.

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    Wow I didn't know about that, but I'm pretty sure that the roasters must mix this legendary beans with others normal one, how could they get enough coffee for such mass consumption like that, right? I think the problem to concern is the portion they mix them, with me 50-70% of real weasel coffee is okay but I dont know whether this coffee that I'm having right now is 10% mixed or not I'm making a cup right now, wait for my review meanwhile, no aroma detected

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    Hi, I'm back, I havent tried it yet, see the picture then you will know why. How could they be so cruel to sell this type of coffee ?! Poor my friend who thought he has bought "Vietnamese coffee"

    Hot: Oilly and dirty surface, looks like gasoline:
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    Icy: Night mare !
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    Card:
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    They dont even feel ashame giving my friends their card?
    Last edited by soosoo; 07-24-2015 at 10:07 PM.

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    probably the coffee has been sitting in local grocery store for few month or even years.
    and on top of that, probably, it is Cheapest Robusta coffee that Vietnam is famous for.
    and try to hide the robusta's bad flavor and old coffee, they have mixed with some different flavors, like cinnamon or vanilla...etc

    anyway, thanks for posting the details, appreciate it.

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    When I saw the "icy nightmare" pictures, I thought I am looking inside a toilet of one with a stomach flu

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    Haha how exactly your description is. I told my friend and he said he bought this bag for 7,5 US dollars for only 100gr. Poor him

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    looks like they fried the beans in weasel fat (hence the name "Weasel Coffee") haha! haven't heard the word weasel in quite some time. soooo, what the heck did it taste like, or did you even taste it
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    No of course I didn't namballe. Don't think my stomach is strong enough to endure this liquid lol, but I'm curious about how horrible it taste too
    Last edited by soosoo; 07-26-2015 at 08:27 PM.

 

 

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