History of vietnam weasel coffee hanoi
At the first time, coffee was very precious and rare. So the farmer was forbidden to use the harvested coffee. They had to pick up coffee beans in the feces of ferrets (also called Paradoxurus hermaphroditus spotted civet). French owners claim to be trashy and dirty to make their own secret coffee. The coffee beans have washed, dried, peeled, crushed, crunched, pulverized and filtered through boiling water to enjoy. Unexpectedly, coffee in the yard has a strange taste, more delicious than the coffee of the plantation owner. Since then, vietnam weasel coffee appeared and many known.
In the world, the weasel coffee only scattered in a few areas. So the number of countries that can produce this kind of coffee only counts on fingertips, typically Indonesia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, …
From then, weasel coffee also developed in Hanoi as many other places in Vietnam with its own special taste.
How is vietnam weasel coffee hanoi made?
From October last year to January of the following year. When coffee was ripe, at night the weasel sneaked into the plantations to select the best fruits. With a long, audible nose, ferrets are able to sniff and identify ripe berries, without a strange smell, without a bug, not scratching or having plastic on them. If not a tree or a fruit ripe, eat it! It only chooses the best red berries in the trees with even ripening fruit. This means that coffee beans have ensured quality and uniformity right from the first selection of ferret experts.
However, the key to the decision is the miraculous transformation of coffee beans in the weasel stomach. When eating fruit, ferrets immediately release soft, indigestion soft outer shells, swallow the meat and coffee beans. When entering the stomach, only the meat of the coffee is digested. And the beans still wrapped intact in the husk and released along with the feces of the mink.
Digestive enzymes seep through the husk that breaks down the inherent protein structure in coffee beans. When roasted, the beans become hard, crispy and less protein. So the bitterness of the coffee also decreases, creating a strong flavor, very strange and special compared to regular coffee.
Interesting point of weasel coffee
The vietnam weasel coffee hanoi would have the flavor of molasses mixed with chocolate; Bitter, sour taste of fruit and a little taste of tobacco.
Stool with coffee beans emitted by weasels. It will quickly collected within 24 hours to prevent ants or insects from gouging or humid air what may make the seeds black. Then rinsing through flowing water to remove bacteria and impurities with sufficient drying temperature tonot shorten the fermentation process that is still going on in coffee beans. Preferably sun drying the morning sun for weeks until the outer husk peels off. Dried coffee beans will be light in color. When the vietnam weasel coffee hanoi is roasted, it will taste better than dried.
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Weasels are listed as carnivores but they are into eating ripen coffee berries when the harvest season comes. Such a wonderful gift from Mother Nature that weasels itself has an instinct of finding the sweetest and ripest coffee berries to eat. They climbed from trees to trees, looking for the best and perfectly ripe berries to “consume”. It’s not came out of the blue that farmers use this particular trait of the weasels as a sign of harvest perfect timing.
This special animal always chose the best coffee berries to eat, they leave behind yellowish berries, unyielding berries, over-ripe berries… only pick up the best one. Unlike the rodents that eat the fruit’s flesh and trigger off its seeds, weasel just slightly chew the flesh and swallow the rest including the fruit’s seeds, this is the way weasel coffee is made.
Weasel coffee once roasted, becomes extremely aromatic with vanilla – smelling, created a smooth and sweet after – taste coffee while the contained caffeine yet lessen but still preserved, therefore the pleasant feelings that people often associate with their first cup of coffee in the morning are not affected.
Coffee beans once get into weasel’s stomach, the coffee berry’s flesh will be digested under the circumstance of peptic system while the beans are synthesized with some particular enzymes come from the weasel’s digestive route, which will aromatize the beans when roasted and enhance the quality of coffee , makes it smooth later on. Also the coffee bean’s bitterness are mostly eliminated in this process, that why digested coffee is easier and tastier to drink. When the digestive process ends, 5kg of coffee berries is only 1.5kg of poop. The beans are carefully washed and then dried for three days in the sun, just like regular coffee. Then, they’re ready for roasting, bagging, and selling.
After the economic transformation in the middle of the 1900s, people chopped down trees to create crops, buildings, living area, transplants … to boost up national economic which was vastly influenced by the wars, the habitat of weasels therefore vastly influenced, too, coffee farmers no longer encounter weasels at their farm as well as its “lovely tiny” poops. To preserve the old good coffee as well as the Weasel species from the modernizing flow, coffee planters gathered weasels in wild life into their farm and feed them with perfectly ripe coffee berries along with many others fruits and meat or fish, because however Weasel is a Carnivore animal. Weasel coffee farm was initially created this way.
Also by this “caging action” of farmers, Weasel coffee meets a lot of controversy. Cruel? I would love to write the word NO on my hand and punch some misinformed bloggers in the face. This is so NOT cruelty. Let me ask you this, do you love your dogs? Do you feed them? Do you keep them in the house in order to prevent them from running off? Yes you do, you do that for your cats, for your parrots, for your fishes, for YOUR DEAR PETS.
Then, do you eat pork? Do you eat beef? Do you eat chicken? Yes they are animals, you killed them by your protein demand and you eat them! Why a sashimi cooker never got into any trouble of something so called “cruelty free” but us? Who comes from the 3rd world country? Don’t act like feminist like that, please.
We DON’T kill weasel
We DON’T beat them
We DON’T slay them alive
We DON’T eat them
We do nothing to them but FEED them, PROTECT them from the threats of lessening habitats and help them MAINTAIN its breeds.
This is not cruel, this is so so so not cruel, don’t judging 3rd world countries like a savage and uncivilized tribe, or I will have to call you Jon Snow.
It takes years for coffee tree to yield fruits. October, November, December are harvesting months. To have a productive crop, farmers have to irrigate trees adequately. Coffee tree’s branches must be cut regularly. Perfect depth of digging will help coffee trees get water and fertilizer easily, therefore it could grow rapidly and healthily. Farmers use NPK fertilizer 3 times per year and animal feces are used only after harvesting.
our brand is not big but enough to provide constantly fresh coffee beans to 2 official stores around Hanoi Old Quarter:
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- Add 2: 20 Hang Be, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, VN
- Add 3: 39 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, VN
We also focus on choosing the best coffee beans from all over the country to deliver a quality and tasty coffee product to our dear customers. We provide only high quality, fresh and clean coffee beans unlike many small shops around the place telling them selling Vietnamese coffee.
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