The taste of Vietnamese coffee cannot be described in one sentence. It's a cross between bitterness and sweetness, between rudeness and tenderness. It is rich, strong and sweet. That's because Vietnam traditionally roasts Robusta and Arabica coffee beans to a dark French degree. When roasting, aromatic oils are often added. After these actions, the grains acquire a rich and spicy aroma.
The method of preparing such coffee involves brewing with phin - a traditional Vietnamese coffee maker
. A ground mixture is poured into it, and then it is dug through small holes at the bottom of the teapot. This method of brewing makes the drink strong; so Vietnamese coffee fully reveals itself.
To give new flavors the Vietnamese often use condensed milk and sweet additives. In hot weather they prefer to add ice and cool down.
So how do you make Vietnamese coffee? Let's discuss it in this article.