Coffee Lovers Walking Tour

Tracking Down Hanoi's Best Coffee

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$26.00 per guest
Hosted by MT and Friends

Highlights

  • Discover Hanoi's vibrant & burgeoning coffee culture from your guide as you visit hand picked cafes on this walking tour
  • Try a variety of distinct coffees in unique cafes around the city as you learn more about the city's vast coffee from crop to cup
  • Understand what makes Vietnamese coffee so special and learn new and interesting roasting techniques
  • Explore Hanoi's obscure cafés in unlikely corners, known to serve the best well-crafted coffees in town
  • A chance to buy local beans directly from the cafes that source the best beans from around the country

Inclusive of:

  • 5 different styles of coffee at 5 handpicked venues
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Other personal expenses such as purchase of beans
5 Out of 5
57 Reviews
thi nguyen Australia
5
22 Mar, 2019

i got to try 5 different types of coffee and got to visit some places i would not have found on my own i really enjoye...

Sorrelle Dattel
5
18 Mar, 2019

We got to try places we wouldn’t have ever found on our own and get information and context on the different coffees.

$US 26.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 15 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Historically, Vietnam has always been among the most important countries involved in coffee cultivation. Today it is the world's second largest producer of coffee (second to Brazil), a fact that comes as a surprise to most coffee consumers. First introduced by the French in 1857, Coffee production has been a major source of income for the Vietnamese people since the early 20th century has since permeated mainstream culture and daily life giving rise to the ubiquitous cafe culture in all major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnamese style coffee has characteristics that distinguish it from other coffees and brewing methods. Typically the coffee is prepared in single servings in single-cup filter/brewers known as phin. Generally the coffee is served table-side while it is still brewing. The use of sweetened condensed milk rather than fresh milk was first due to its availability and easier storage in a tropical climate. The condensed milk serves to sweeten the coffee as well. This time-honored tradition now continues to present day as it has become the preferred style among the local palate. When one thinks of coffee in Vietnam, Ca Phe Sua Da (Vietnamese iced coffee) comes to mind. However, the full breadth and depth of the coffee drinks available is yet to be explored by most travelers visiting the country. In addition to the variety of coffee-based beverages, there are just as many cafes, each with their own unique characteristics that you will visit on this tour. From the ordinary to as hipster a cafe as they come, or from ancient settings to modern chic decors, or just simply enjoy a cup of typical coffee at a 'freestyle' cafe as most locals do. And if you want to have valuable tips to buy the best beans in Hanoi, we're ready to dispense all our local knowledge to you :) If you love coffee, don't miss this change to step into the world of Vietnamese cafe culture with us on this tour!

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please indicate during checkout

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MT and Friends

We're a group of young people with passion of sharing our discovery with people, to show you how we love our charming Hanoi. Spending our free time discovering nice unique places in Hanoi brings us good knowledge o...

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57 reviews from people who took this experience

thi nguyen Australia
5
22 Mar, 2019

i got to try 5 different types of coffee and got to visit some places i would not have found on my own i really enjoyed this experience and my guide Mai was friendly and hospitable. highly recommend it for every coffee lover.

Sorrelle Dattel
5
18 Mar, 2019

We got to try places we wouldn’t have ever found on our own and get information and context on the different coffees.

Erin Johnson
5
18 May, 2018

I appreciated that the host was friendly, yet professional in her tour. She was very knowledgeable and the backstories she gave us of each location and the process of how they made their coffee was fantastic. I like how we got to try varied coffees that she selected not from simple popularity or crowded tourist locations, but those that have a unique story or craftsmanship. My husband and I both enjoy Vietnamese coffee shops quite a bit, but MT has been to over 1,000 in Hanoi! I'm glad to were able to share what her expertise has found!

Anthony G United Kingdom
5
15 Apr, 2018

The coffee tour around Hanoi with MT is awesome. You get to see multiple cool cafes and try a variety of styles of coffee. I was interested in buying some quality beans and MT was able to direct me to some. 10/10 would recommend if you're into coffee and culture!

Leslie Herbst
5
26 Jan, 2018

A great way to try new coffee and visit hidden places you'd never find otherwise. The guides also knew quite a bit of Vietnamese coffee history and how the drinks came about. Sitting and drinking coffee with a local is also an excellent way to learn about Vietnamese culture and the city.

US$ 26.00 per guest
57 Reviews