Vietnamese iced coffee, also known as cà phê đá or cafe da (Vietnamese: cà phê đá, literally “ice coffee”) is a traditional Vietnamese coffee recipe. At its simplest, cà phê đá is made using medium to coarse ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee with a small metal Vietnamese drip filter (phin cà phê).
What is traditional added to Vietnamese coffee?
Traditional Vietnamese coffee is a strong and bitter brew made using a dark roast, typically robusta. Condensed milk is added, and the beverage is often chilled over ice. It can sometimes be made with fresh milk, but this is not common.
Why is Vietnamese coffee different?
The differences in taste mainly overlap with the difference in taste between Robusta and Arabica beans. Vietnamese coffee has a more robust taste with very little acidity because of the dark roast. At the same time the taste isn’t very open or bright like good paper filter coffee is.
How do you drink traditional Vietnamese coffee?
The coffee slowly drips into a cup of sweetened condensed milk then stirred. To keep the drink hot, the cup of coffee sits in a hot water bath as it slowly drips. Vietnamese coffee is meant for lingering.
Is Vietnamese coffee unhealthy?
Vietnamese coffee is stronger than regular coffee, so one can of our coffee has the same caffeine levels as about three cups of other varieties of coffee. You can enjoy the heart-healthy benefits of Vietnamese coffee by only drinking one of our Vietnamese coffees per day.
Is Vietnamese coffee stronger than espresso?
Vietnamese coffee is traditionally brewed in a phin – a small metal cup that fits over a mug or cup– and brews incredibly slowly, but makes a strong and small coffee which resembles a thicker, more caffeinated espresso.
Is Vietnamese coffee the best?
Though specialty Arabica coffee beans are increasing in popularity, Vietnam is still best-known for producing highly caffeinated, slightly bitter, Robusta coffee beans. Vietnamese coffee is notoriously dark, robust, and has a reputation for being the perfect complementary bean for premium espresso or Arabica blends.