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With a huge appetite for the coffee, Vietnam is actually the world’s second largest coffee producer. And when you discover their brilliantly simple way of brewing the stuff, you’ll soon see why!
Vietnamese coffee consists of very intense, strong coffee, poured over sweetened condensed milk and sometimes ice. Although we in the West might blend our coffees with desserts, this Southeast Asian take on it is most definitely a sweet treat, but equally suit people who love their coffee black.
The beauty in this brewing method is that it can easily go with or without ice, so don’t be afraid to try both ways before deciding on your favorite.
The key component for this whole process is the phin filter. This is an authentic Vietnamese fiter that typically brews fairly intense small cups of coffee, arguably more intense than their Western counterparts.
What’s particularly great about them is that they don’t require any paper, yet remarkably don’t need much cleaning after either! My kind of utensil.
These tend to look almost like a hat, and sits on top of your cup. That’s essentially it! It’s absurdly simple but, hey, it works. You can buy one here.
Have you tried Vietnamese coffee before? Let us know your favorite way of making it in the comments!