Vietnamese Coffee: History, Flavor, and Recipes!

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Attention: Have you ever heard of Vietnamese Coffee?

Interest: If so, then this article is for you! We will discuss the history of Vietnamese Coffee as well as some recipes that can be used at home. You’ll also find out why it has a rich and full bodied flavor. 

Vietnamese coffee is a coffee with a unique taste. It’s slightly sweet and has an intense aroma.

The beans are roasted over hot sand which gives the drink its distinct flavor. There are many different ways to make Vietnamese coffee but we’ll share two of our favorites with you today! 

Desire: Let’s get started by learning more about where this beverage comes from and what makes it special! 

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1. The history of Vietnamese Coffee:

The very first coffee beans were brought to Vietnam in the 1700s with French colonists.

By the 1940s, most Vietnamese citizens were drinking coffee regularly because it was less expensive than tea. 

Today, Vietnamese people drink approximately 400 million cups of coffee per year!

Vietnamese coffee is known for its rich and full bodied flavor. Vietnamese coffee became very popular throughout the world in 1950’s when it was introduced to Europe via France.

2. The ingredients used in Vietnamese Coffee:

-Coffee beans (Robusta and Arabica beans) which are roasted over hot sand and often mixed with chicory.

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-Sweetened Condensed Milk (usually 1 part milk to 3 parts water) which is added at the end of the brewing process and dissolves readily in the hot coffee. It’s only added once and only stirred for a few seconds before serving.

3. Recipes using Vietnamese Coffee:

– Café Late: 1 part iced coffee, 4 parts milk

– Café Sua Da (Iced Vietnamese Coffee): 1 part strong drip coffee, 3 parts cold water, ice cubes.

– Café Sua Nam (Hot Vietnamese Coffee with Cream): 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk, coffee beans ground to medium coarse consistency, 1 cup of water.

– Café Sua Nong (Hot Vietnamese Coffee with Condensed Milk): 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk, coffee beans ground to medium coarse consistency, 2 cups of water.

– Café Sua Dau: 3 parts hot water and 1 part sweetened condensed milk. Mix together and top with coffee ice cubes.

4. How to make a traditional Vietnamese coffee:

How to make a traditional Vietnamese coffee

-Start by boiling water in a phin, which is a small metal coffee filter.

-Add 2 tablespoons (or one phin) of ground coffee until the water starts to drip through the filter.

-Remove the phin when all of the water has been filtered and stir in 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk.

-Now you’re ready to enjoy your Vietnamese coffee!

Boiling water in a phin.

Adding ground coffee to the phin.

Stirring sweetened condensed milk into the hot coffee.

Vietnamese Coffee tastes best when served with something delicious, like this flaky puff pastry!

5. How to make a stronger, iced Vietnamese coffee:

How to make a Hot Vietnamese Coffee with Cream

-Grind 2 tablespoons of medium fine coffee beans.

-Evenly distribute the ground coffee into a glass. Pour water over the top and allow to sit for five minutes so it can soak in. 

-Add 1 cup ice cubes, sweetened condensed milk, and stir until all of the ingredients have dissolved together.

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6. How to make a Hot Vietnamese Coffee with Cream:

-Grind 4 tablespoons of medium fine coffee beans.

-Heat on high for three minutes and thirty seconds in a small pot (or until it starts to foam).

-Pour the hot water into a cup with 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk and stir until all of the ingredients have dissolved together.

-You can add ice cubes to cool it down or just enjoy it hot!

Coffee with sweetened condensed milk.

Hot coffee is ready to be poured into a cup.

7. How to make a Hot Vietnamese Coffee with Condensed Milk:

-Grind 4 tablespoons of medium fine coffee beans. 

-Heat on high for three minutes and thirty seconds in a small pot (or until it starts to foam).

-Pour the hot water into a cup with 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and stir until all of the ingredients have dissolved together.

-You can add ice cubes to cool it down or just enjoy it hot!

Coffee beans ground to medium coarse consistency.

Freshly brewed hot coffee.

Pouring the hot water into the cup with sweetened condensed milk and stirring until all of the ingredients have dissolved together.

8. How to make a Café Sua Da (Iced Vietnamese Coffee):

How to make a traditional Vietnamese coffee

-Grind 2 tablespoons of medium fine coffee beans. 

-Brew 3/4 cup of strong drip coffee and allow to cool until it is room temperature.

-Add ice cubes to a glass and pour the cold dripped coffee over the top of ice cubes until cup is 1/2 full. 

-Add sweetened condensed milk and stir until all ingredients have dissolved together.

Brewed strong drip coffee cooled down.

Adding ice cubes to a glass.

Pouring cold dripped coffee over ice cubes until the cup is 1/2 full.

Stirring in sweetened condensed milk until all ingredients have dissolved together.

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-Now you’re ready to enjoy your Vietnamese iced coffee!

9. Vietnamese Egg Coffee:

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

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FAQs

-Why you should drink it?
Vietnamese Coffee is rich in flavor and can be enjoyed any time of day. It’s also known to have many health benefits, including protecting against liver cancer!

-What is the health benefits of Vietnamese Coffee?
The health benefits of Vietnamese Coffee include low blood cholesterol levels and stimulating metabolism. It’s also great for your skin because it contains antioxidants!

-What does Vietnamese coffee taste like and how is it different from other coffees?
Vietnamese Coffee has a sweet flavor and can be enjoyed with or without sugar! The beans are roasted over hot sand, which gives the coffee a rich flavor.
Vietnamese Coffee also contains chicory, which is ground up corn kernels, but it’s not required to be added to the coffee.

-What are other ways you can drink Vietnamese Coffee?
You can enjoy Vietnamese Coffee any time of day! It’s great first thing in the morning or in the afternoon when you need a little pick me up. Vietnamese Coffee is also great with dessert, especially flaky pastries!

-Where can I buy coffee?
You can buy coffee beans right here on our website! We also sell iced packs that are perfect for making iced Vietnamese Coffee quickly and easily.

Conclusion:

Thanks for reading! We hope this article has given you a little more information on what Vietnamese Coffee is and how it’s traditionally made. It was definitely fun to learn about the unique brewing process used to make this special kind of coffee!

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!

Leave any questions or comments below, have a great week guys!

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