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Vietnamese Coffee

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How to make Vietnamese Coffee the traditional way and using espresso capsules!

Ingredients

Instructions

To make Vietnamese coffee using espresso

  1. Place the sweetened condensed milk in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Add the hot espresso.
  3. Stir to dissolve the condensed milk and taste to see if you need to add more.
  4. For an iced coffee, add some ice cubes and serve immediately.

To make Vietnamese coffee using a traditional Vietnamese coffee filter (phin)

  1. Place the sweetened condensed milk at the bottom of a glass.
  2. Place the coffee filter on top of the glass.
  3. Place the ground coffee into the cup of the filter and then press it down with the removable press.
  4. Pour in a little boiling water to moisten the coffee. Wait a few seconds, and then slowly fill up the cup of the filter with boiling water.
  5. Place the lid on the filter and wait for the coffee to slowly drip into the glass. Depending on the size of your filter, this should take about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the filter.
  7. Stir to dissolve the condensed milk and taste to see if you need to add more.
  8. For an iced coffee, add some ice cubes and serve immediately.

Kitchen Notes

When making Vietnamese coffee, the rule of thumb is 1 part sweetened condensed milk : 2 parts espresso. Of course, everyone’s tastes vary so you can adjust to your liking by adding more espresso or using less condensed milk.

The Vietnamese coffee filters can vary a bit in style. The one pictured in the photos above is a very simple aluminium one where the cup is attached to the bottom filter and comes with a removable press. Other models feature a press which can be “screwed” down to better control the drip rate.

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