Our MAC V roast was originally introduced to the ECS to honor the heroes who volunteered to serve with the MACV-SOG task force in Vietnam. Activated in 1964, the special operations unit played a pivotal role throughout the conflict and fought some of the most harrowing missions of the Vietnam War. For the return of MAC V, the roasting team sought a premium Vietnam Arabica that truly lived up to its name. Although Vietnam is the second-largest coffee producer in the world, we worked hard to deliver something totally unique, and eventually landed on a 100% Lotus Washed coffee that stood out from everything else. The new MAC V is a high-quality medium roast with delicious notes of apricot, vanilla, and toffee.