Experience · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Buying Coffee in Benh Thanh Market

Three days ago I heard someone just bought coffee in Benh Thanh Market, and it was a good quality and cheap as well. So when I visitted that market yesterday I looked around to see all the coffee sellers. There are lots of them! Various kind of coffee and tea with various price between store as well.

I was looking for weasel coffee, wanted to try one. At 1 store, the price was 65k vnd per 100 grams. They have the one in pack already, bean or powdered coffee. Each pack is 200 grams, so the price was 130k vnd per pack. Then they lowered the price to 100k vnd per pack. And they said if I buy many, they will lower the price more and give me free coffee filter (pin). As I was only checking the price, I didn’t bargain at all at that store.

At other stores, the price for weasel coffee was 65k vnd to 100k vnd per grams. I’m not a coffee expert so I don’t know which one has the real good weasel coffee. After contemplating for a while, I decided not to buy coffee and leave Benh Thanh Market.

But on the way to exit, there was 1 store that sell weasel coffee as well. I was still curious lol. I asked the seller if I can smell the weasel coffee, and it smelled really nice, better than the first store. So I interested to try. I should’ve checked the price first before coming -.- In that store, the price for weasel coffee was 90k vnd per 100 grams. And for packs (200 grams each) the price was 180k vnd! Even more expensive! She told me to buy 5 packs and get a discount. It should be 180k times 5, 900k vnd, then she discounted it to 850k vnd. Too expensive, I know it can go lower. After bargaining process, I bought 5 packs for 300k vnd.

Weasel Coffee

5 packs for 300k vnd, so it’s 60k vnd each pack, 30k vnd per 100 grams. Not bad. . . That’s what I thought before I reached home.

At home I unpacked one of them and put them on weight scale. It was 100 grams! Each pack is 100 grams, not 200 grams as she claimed. So it was 60k vnd per 100 grams. I haven’t tried it, but I will update as soon as I made the coffee.

Do you have any experience on shopping in Benh Thanh Market? Have you tried weasel coffee? Please tell me on comment below 😉

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