The combination of robust Robusta beans, unique brewing methods has made Vietnamese coffee become the best coffee in the worldbeloved by both locals and visitors. So, if you’re looking to learn how to make Vietnamese iced coffee at home, I think you are in the right place.
1. Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe
- Pure Coffee Powder
- Vietnamese Phin Filter
- Boiling Water
- Ice Cubes
- Milk or Sugar
Step 1: Use hot water to rinse the filter to clean and disinfect before starting. Next, put the Coffee Filter over the glass, then add a sufficient amount of coffee into the filter. (about three teaspoons and we use coffee powder of Trung Nguyen Brand in this article)
Step 2: Incubate Coffee by pouring a small amount of boiled water into the filter. After the coffee powder has absorbed all the water and expanded evenly, you proceed to place the filter gently on the top of the coffee and add 50ml of boiling water and then close the lid.
Step 3: About 1 minute later, the coffee will start to drip down the glass. You wait until the small coffee is almost empty, then press the filter gently to extract all the remaining coffee. As a final result, you will get about 40-45ml of coffee water.
Step 4: Wait 3-5 minutes for the coffee cup to cool down, add condensed milk and stir well then put the ice cubes in the bowl. So you have a delicious cup of Vietnamese iced coffee. Very fast and straightforward, right!.
Note: Vietnamese coffee has a robust and intense flavor profile. If you’re not accustomed to strong coffee, you may find it more potent than what you’re used to. Consider starting with a smaller amount of coffee grounds or diluting it with more water or milk if needed.
2. Some Tips for Making Delicious Coffee in Vietnamese Style
The quality of the coffee will determine more than 50% of the deliciousness of a cup of coffee. Therefore, to get a delicious cup of coffee, you need to pay attention to choosing the right type of black coffee used for making filters with a clear, clean, and pure origin.
The filter is one of the factors that determine the taste of a cup of coffee. According to the traditional way of making filter coffee of many famous coffee shops, you must use a stainless steel or aluminum filter with an even hole and a reasonable distribution if you want good coffee.
And especially, you must use boiling water to rinse the filter before use. It ensures that the filter is clean, but it also warms the filter, helping the coffee bloom more evenly and reducing heat absorption when making coffee.
I hope after reading this article, you will get a delicious Vietnamese iced coffee to start a new day. If you have the opportunity to travel and explore Vietnam, enjoying Vietnamese coffee and famous Vietnamese dishes prepared by locals will be an exciting experience for you.
Currently, I’m the founder and responsible for the content on Explore One Vietnam travel website. After many trips, I have accumulated a lot of experience in traveling to Vietnam, so I want to share these things with international tourists.