Vietnam provides world’s best coffee experience: American YouTuber

By Linh Le   October 12, 2023 | 10:41 pm PT
Vietnam provides world’s best coffee experience: American YouTuber
American YouTuber Sonny, host of the online show "Best Ever Food Review Show," enjoying a sip of Vietnamese coffee. Photo from Best Ever Food Review Show YouTube
Sonny, owner of the “Best Ever Food Review Show” YouTube channel, said of all the countries he has visited across the globe, he had his “best coffee experience in Vietnam.”

"I've traveled all over the world, but no country created a better coffee experience than Vietnam," said Sonny in one of his videos.

Self-describing himself as a man "hunting down the world’s most unique food," Sonny has been to numerous countries worldwide and has tried countless rare local specialties in every place he’s visited.

First arriving in Vietnam and familiarizing himself with local cuisine here in 2017, the American YouTuber has ever since dedicated various videos on his channel to Vietnamese coffee out of his love for the local specialty.

According to Sonny, the defining characteristic of Vietnamese coffee is how the beverage is "a symphony" of Robusta and Arabica beans, which gives it the rare "heavenly flavors of hazelnut and cocoa."

He did not even hesitate to try Vietnamese weasel coffee, one of the world’s rarest and most expensive coffee varieties, which is made from beans collected from the feces of weasels who eat them whole and uniquely transform their flavor profiles via elements in their digestive systems.

The thirty-nine-year-old internet personality, born Will Sonbuchner, moved to South Korea in 2008. He taught English and studied film production there.

He created his channel "Best Ever Food Review Show" on YouTube in 2010, and he now has over 10 million followers on YouTube.

He and his team are now based in Vietnam, though the entourage has traveled worldwide to film episodes.

Sonny is known for his gutsy determination to try any local dish considered "unusual" to foreigners, no questions asked. For example, he has tried a variety of rare local Vietnamese specialties ranging from rats to snake wine, and various different species of worms.

He also collaborated with a Vietnamese coffee brand to release their own line of coffee products called "Best Ever Coffee" this month.

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