A perfect recipe for Vietnamese iced coffee for you

Vietnamese iced coffee, known for its rich flavors and unique brewing method can be easily found anywhere in the "S"-shaped country of Vietnam. Not only that, but this drink has become a beloved beverage worldwide. If you are also a Vietnamese coffee enthusiast and would like to know the Vietnamese iced coffee recipe, come along with us as we go over the steps in this article.

Vietnamese iced coffee: What is it?

Vietnamese iced coffee - This traditional drink is made using coarsely ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee beans, typically robusta beans, which contributes to its bold and intense flavor profile.

What sets Vietnamese iced coffee apart is that the brewing process involves a drip filter, known as a phin filter. The practice of savoring and slowly observing each cup of coffee highlights the distinctive quality and character of Vietnamese coffee culture. The rich flavor and alluring scent of carefully roasted coffee beans are preserved while using this brewing technique.

phin filter the traditional brew method of vietnamese
Phin filter - The traditional brew method of Vietnamese

Making Vietnamese iced coffee 

Although making a cup of Vietnamese coffee requires “precision and delicacy," that doesn’t mean you cannot brew your own cup. The following are the necessary ingredients:

  • Coffee grounds - 20g (about 4 tablespoons)
  • Hot water - 100ml
  • Phin filter
  • Ice cubes

Now let's figure out the ice Vietnamese coffee recipe:

  • Step 1: Use hot water to rinse the phin filter. It helps to preheat the phin, ensuring that the temperature of the brewing apparatus is optimal for extracting the flavors from the coffee grounds.
  • Step 2: Put 20g of coffee into the filter. After giving the surface a quick shake to level it, gently press and leave the tamper on top of the coffee.
lightly press the tamper on top of coffee
Lightly press the tamper on top of coffee
  • Step 3: Pour slowly 20 ml/g (about 1 tablespoon) of hot water into the phin, and let the coffee bloom for 1 minute.

pour hot water into the phin

Pour hot water into the phin

  • Step 4: Then add 80 ml/g of hot water into the phin, and place the lid on top.
  • Step 5: Finally, wait for the coffee to run through the filter for about 7 - 8 minutes, then add the ice cubes.
waiting for the coffee run through the filter

Waiting for the coffee run through the filter

You just have the ideal cup of coffee - also preferred as cà phê đen (black coffee), which has a very strong and intense taste and is not for the faint of heart.

There are many more variations that you should try using black coffee as the base, such as:

  • Cà phê sữa (Condensed milk coffee) - A common drink that captures the essence of Vietnam’s distinct coffee culture. The combination of strong coffee and the sweetness of condensed milk results in a delightful and indulgent drink. In addition, an interesting aspect is that people from the southern regions of Vietnam often have their coffee with ice, given the relatively hot weather in that area. Conversely, in colder climates, people from the northern regions traditionally have their Vietnamese coffee hot with condensed milk.
  • Cà phê sữa chua (Yogurt coffee) - Yogurt combined with coffee? A lot of individuals find the idea of combining them odd. However, this is a very intriguing and addictive Vietnamese beverage. Yogurt coffee has a smooth, somewhat sour flavor that brings together the aromatic, bitter, and silky characteristics of coffee in a harmonic way. The yogurt adds a creamy texture and refreshing acidity to the coffee, which ends up having a well-rounded and interesting flavor profile.
  • Cà phê dừa (Coconut coffee) - Can be made with coconut milk, coconut cream, or especially Vietnamese coffee. This mixture is a well-liked substitute for classic iced coffee beverages since it offers a cool and decadent treat that is ideal for hot weather.

Discover the highlights Vietnamese iced coffee

Moreover, this international drink offers potential health benefits, such as:

  • The indispensable factor is, of course, to help you wake up. Coffee has ingredients that may improve mood, lower the risk of depression, and lessen the likelihood of developing several neurological diseases - As stated by MD, PhD Diogo R. Lara.
  • Because Vietnamese coffee is mainly from robusta beans, it is rich in antioxidants. By assisting the body in eliminating dangerous free radicals, these substances may lower the chance of developing chronic illnesses.
  • Caffeine is a popular component in many weight-loss products. It increases metabolism and encourages fat burning, but the effect on weight may differ from person to person.
  • Some researches, specifically in a review of longitudinal epidemiological suggest that regular coffee consumption may be associated with a lower risk of certain diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
potential advantages that coffee brings

Potential advantages that coffee brings

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choosing 88 coffee to experience the essence vietnamese coffee

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