Vietnamese iced coffee

Vietnamese iced coffee

Vietnamese iced coffee

Although iced coffee is definitely making its way into popularity around the world, Vietnamese grown dark roast coffee has its own unique process in its own unique taste.

This style of brewed coffee can actually be served either hot or cold and it is known as Café Da to many of the locals. What makes the enemies coffee so unique is its special recipe. Why you can get iced coffee other places in the world it doesn't carry the same strength or robust flavor. Many have compared this style and recipe of coffee to Indian filter coffee or Cuban espresso.


The first coffee in Vietnam was introduced by French colonists in the 19th century it was through this introduction of coffee the Vietnam quickly rose to power as one of the biggest exporters of coffee with many of the original plantations from this time still going strong in the Central Highlands. This recipe was born out of a shortage of fresh milk near the coffee plantations. The first recipe was a sweetened and condensed milk that was served in a specialty brewed dark roast coffee. Eventually there became a recipe or process for this style of coffee and it's modern version.

 

The recipe calls for each dark roast coffee to be individually brewed in its own small French drip style container. This makes the cup of coffee extremely strong much like an espresso. This dark roast coffee is then poured in a 50-50 ratio with sweetened condensed milk. The coffee can be had in this recipe either warm or poured over ice cubes for the iced coffee version. There are many different regional variations but the recipe is roughly the same and definitely tastes the best with fresh, coarse ground local Vietnamese dark roast coffee.