Sending Coffee from HCMC to Australia

Hi , does anyone know if Coffee can be sent from Vietnam to me here in Australia , and the best postal service in HCMC ?


I think you should contact with logistic company :)

We used to receive coffee by post from VN, butMy VN wife, font of knowledge, says that the VN postal service now charges $20/kg to send coffee to Oz. So we now use a substitute, "Brasilia Blue Mountain Style". It is not a bad substitute at all at $9AUD for 500g.

Hi Ralph, do you use the same mix procedure?, I bought some Nguyens from Lotte mart and declared it on entry to Au, no probs as its roasted and ground. Also does it taste as good?

Thanks Ralph,
Yes i have checked with the Australia agriculture dept. on Importing / sending Coffee ' and they did say that it is ok & possible , but the post office somewhere in dist.2 told my Mother in-law that she couldn`t send the coffee  .
Anyway when i find Vittoria brand coffee here on sale at $22 per Kg that is a good price ' so i will stock up the cupboard then .

to expensive to post !

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We don't get our coffee from VN any more. The first time mother in law sent 10kgs in a box with clothing. Every packet of coffee was opened both ends and tipped all over the clothes. Fortunately the clothes were still wearable. Customs slowly reduced their inspection procedures after that until in the end no coffee packets were opened.

you need a certificate to import each product. I had only a sample sent from brazil and they wanted millions just for the certificate.

I have a preference for a brand of coffee from My Tho of all places.   I have never seen it sold in HCMC.  My sister in law buys it when she goes to Ben Tre on holidays and delivers it to a freight company near Tan Son Nhat.  They pack it and handle all paperwork.  Coffee is free from duty going into the US whether for resale or personal use.  The final leg in the US is via UPS and the shipping company may be just dropping it off at UPS for all I know.  Our shipping cost is $6.50/kg and the final cost is $15.50/kg.  We usually ship about 10-15 kg at a time.  I also think you will have fewer problems with customs if you don't mix it with other things.  I could buy Trung Nguyen for less in Chinatown Honolulu but I don't care for it. 

The brand that I buy is called Bảo Minh.  This is the same as the name of an insurance company that provides crop insurance so that may be the connection as My Tho is certainly not a coffee growing region.  It also confirms something that I learned in Hawaii that good coffee is about 20% beans and 80% the roast.  I buy the #2 arabica/robusta blend but they also have higher priced types like civet coffee.

I don't know if my experience helps as it involves going to the US but going to AU should be similar and maybe less expensive.

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