By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 10, 2020
Requires simple ingredients.
*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.
TOOLS NEEDED: Vietnamese phin coffee filter or French press.
Coffee in Vietnam is more about ritual than caffeine consumption. The practice of making coffee is given time and thought rather than being rushed. This traditional Vietnamese coffee drink is also smaller in comparison to some, as the Vietnamese are concerned more with quality over quantity.
Vietnamese coffee is known to be quite strong and bitter, so a little is really all you need. This is also why traditional Vietnamese coffee is served with sweetened condensed milk.
The sweetness of the milk cuts the bitterness of the coffee, leaving you with a delicious creamy treat. A Vietnamese filter called a phin is recommended for this recipe; however, a French press could be used as well.
This coffee can very easily be made into an iced coffee! Simply follow the recipe and then pour the completed beverage into a glass filled with ice!
To bloom coffee means to cover the grounds with hot water, which causes them to release their CO2 and make it look as if the coffee is bubbling. The water takes the place of the released CO2, and the brewing process begins.