As the 2nd largest coffee producer in the world, Vietnam always makes a huge impression on its visitors by its strong and unique coffee. Here are the six popular types of coffee that you should not miss.
- Egg coffee
Egg yolks and condensed milk are whisked together to create a creamy, soft, sweet, and white foam, which is perched on strong black coffee. This coffee tastes like a delightful dessert and is definitely a specialty you cannot miss when visiting Vietnam.
Where: Cafe Giảng, Cafe Đinh, Café 82, Nấp, Viet Phin
- Drip coffee
Coarsely ground coffee beans are put into a French drip filter (called ‘phin’) sitting on top of the cup. The beans are weighted down by a thin lid; then hot water is poured into the filter, drips through the coffee beans and into the cup. You can drink that dark, strong brew or like most people prefer, with a little condensed milk.
Where: Cafe Mai, Trung Nguyên Legend Café
- Yogurt coffee
The rich and creamy yogurt is put into the cup with black coffee; which you will need to stir before taking a sip. This may sound like a strange combination but yogurt and coffee in fact complement each other’s distinctive tastes.
Where: Cafe 39 Tạ Hiện
- Coconut coffee
Coconut milk and condensed milk are blended with ice then topped on a black coffee base. The strong flavor of coffee mixed with the rich flavor of coconut will give you a very fascinating coffee experience.
Where: Cộng Coffee
- Vietnamese black coffee
Black coffee in Vietnam is very strong and usually prepared by a Vietnamese coffee filter. The bitter flavor will be followed by a sweet after-taste.
Where: Café Đinh, Café Năng, Café Mai, Trung Nguyên Legend Café or any coffee shop.
- Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk (‘brown coffee’)
In the past, due to low availability, condensed milk was a substitution for regular milk when it comes to coffee. Since then, “brown coffee” has become a traditional must-have. The sweet taste of condensed milk even amplifies the flavor of the coffee to create a bitter-sweet combination.
Where: Café Đinh, Café Năng, Café Mai, Trung Nguyên Legend Café, Cafe 39 Tạ Hiện, Cộng Coffee or Anh coffee shop.