Vietnam is a coffee obsessed nation, one of the remnants of the French rule that left a lasting impact on their culture. Coffee in Vietnam is an integral part of socializing and as a result you can find coffee everywhere, from corner stores to cafes to roadside stalls.
On our trips to Vietnam, our coffee consumption goes through the roof as we can never get enough of the yummy, chocolatey creaminess of a glass of our favourite cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese iced milk coffee).
How Do the Vietnamese Drink Their Coffee?
Many Vietnamese, prefer a thick, drip coffee made from locally sourced Robusta beans.
They then add a dollop of condensed milk/coconut milk to their brew and, due to Vietnam’s hot climate, most of the time, a generous amount of ice.
The Vietnamese drip coffee is usually filtered for individual purposes using a Phin (similar to a South Indian Coffee filter) - which consists of a small cup, a filter chamber, a coffee press and a lid.
I) Hot Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Sweetened Condensed Milk (Cà Phê Sữa Nóng)
Vietnamese coffee is more typically known as a potently strong coffee with a good sugar kick behind the sweetened condensed milk!
***Have it with ice (cà phê sữa đá) on a hot day to feel instantly refreshed and energized!***
Egg yolk whipped with condensed milk into an airy froth meets dark coffee in this rich concoction. The topping of this coffee turns this coffee into a yummy almost liquid version of Tiramisu.
This sweet Southern Vietnamese drink has coconut milk to give it a lovely, smooth coconutty twist.
Coming back to Delhi and not having our favourite coffee to start our day with made us really sad. We wanted to bring the same taste and goodness of Vietnamese coffee back home.
Even though importing it was the easiest route, our belief in using locally sourced ingredients made us look for the best Indian coffee beans we could find and blended them in a way that would taste as close to Vietnamese coffee as possible! After multiple blends, taste tests and coffee highs we finally came to our Vietnamese style coffee blend which hit the spot!
We’re so excited to share this magical blend with you, with our delicious version of Cà phê sữa đá, Vietnamese Iced coffee with condensed milk! Once you pair it with one of our famous Banh mi’s you’ll be hooked onto this mind blowing combo!!
At Vietnam-ease Càphê we want to change the way people experience cuisine and culture in India. Our menu includes some of our favorite signature dishes, snacks, desserts and Vietnamese coffee.