The Shin Coffee Tour

With our (yes, I work myself on this project) Shin Coffee Tour you can experience excellent Vietnamese coffee from farm to cup and learn quite a bit about the relationship of Vietnam with our precious coffee plants.

Coffee Farm in Cau DatCoffee Farm in Cau Dat | photo: Shin Coffee (©)

Experience True Vietnamese Coffee

You probably know Shin Coffee already, which is among the best coffee roasters in town. Coffee, water, service, even the ice needs to satisfy highest standards, but the actual goal is to raise awareness for Vietnamese quality coffee and to make an end with opinions aka "in Vietnam there is only bad coffee", because this just isn't true. There are great beans and dedicated farmers around if you know where to look for them.

Dried Coffee CherriesDried Coffee Cherries | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

I would like you to join us on our journey into the wonders of Vietnamese coffee, the quality portion of it at least. Let me show you how Coffea arabica trees are grown in Vietnam's beautiful highlands, picked, processed and roasted by dedicated farmers and experienced roasters. Learn about the significance of Vietnamese coffee internationally and about the main coffee regions of the country in particular.

Roasting Coffee Beans From Khe SanhRoasting Coffee Beans From Khe Sanh | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

Don't expect me to sweet talk any issues. Vietnam has a major discrepancy between quantity and quality to overcome. But cheap commodity coffee is not our cup at the Shin Coffee Tour anyway. Let's shed some light on the difference between arabica and robusta coffee and the distinct flavour profile of Vietnamese arabica beans.

Unroasted Coffee BeansUnroasted Coffee Beans | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

After impressions from picturesque farms in Dalat and an introduction to Vietnamese coffee in general, we set up a guided cupping of coffees from four different agricultural regions of Vietnam, so you can distinguish the beans, the regions, roast and varieties by taste and aroma. We help you to understand how soil and climate are influencing the individual nuances of the beverage.

Vietnamese Coffee in Da LatVietnamese Coffee in Da Lat | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

During the cupping you probably will discover your favourite beans, so together we utilise the traditional Vietnamese coffee phin to brew a cup of your favourite variety. We show you how to set up the phin and how to brew, because it looks easier than it is. Especially people who love a coffee with a strong body will love the phin.

Brewing Vietnamese coffee with the phinBrewing Vietnamese coffee with the phin | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

I believe the Shin Coffee Tour is a great add on to your travel itinerary for Saigon and if you want to learn about Vietnamese coffee culture, as well as how coffee is grown, harvested and processed in Vietnam, we are at your service. We try to give you a broad overview and some details as well, spanning multiple disciplines from history over culture to economy. And all that in the very city centre in one of Saigon's most stylish coffee shops right opposite of the famous Saigon Grand Hotel.

Shin Coffee on Ho Huan Nghiep Street, District 1, SaigonShin Coffee on Ho Huan Nghiep Street, District 1, Saigon | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

Not just because it is my job I recommend the coffee tour to travellers, but also because I want to pass on this knowledge to the world. There is excellent coffee in Vietnam, you just need to know how to find it.

Location:
Shin Coffee
18 Ho Huan Nghiep
District 1, Saigon

Daily Schedule:
Morning: 09:30 - 11:00 AM
Afternoon: 01:30 - 03:00 PM
Groups by arrangement

Price:
430.000 VND (that's around 19$ US) per person

Min. 3 people, max. 30

Contact & booking:
tours (at) shincoffee (dot) vn
+84 8 352 18 989
+84 9 890 24 362

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