Apparently Huey’s with “Starbucks” markings are landing in hot LZ’s in the central highlands of Vietnam and lifting off with coffee beans, 40 years after similar aircraft marked US ARMY made the same trip with soldiers.
So this morning I had to try this java. I will seek to write about it in the style of men tasked to draw the reader to parallel epicurean experiences.
Chocolate start with mocha overtones, the flavor plateaus into modest bitter taste that at once pleases and addresses the consumer “Good Morning, Vietnam!”
It has been a generation since our helicopter lifted off the roof at 22 Gia Long street carrying a few loyal helpers escaping the invading North Vietnamese Army. Pity they couldn’t bring any coffee beans with them. It’s been a long wait.