Vietnamese enjoy strong coffee over condensed milk. Coffee shops are amlost every corner in Vietnam, and they have become the staple on how Vietnamese people socialize, from young to old, to meet with friends, coworkers, either one or in the group before work, afterwork, and evenings. They could spend hours everyday at the coffee shops, waiting for their coffee to brew, slowly sip their coffee and enjoy the conversation.

Vietnamese brew coffee one cup at a time in small filters
(called the Phin) devices that sit on top of the cup or a thin tall glass. The advantage of this method is that the coffee steeps in the grounds for the proper length of time despite the small volume. The French Press is commonly used to brew Vietnamese coffee, and also a great way to brew it, since the grind is also perfect for the Press.

To brew Vietnamese coffee, you need to have Vietnamese coffee filters, which can be bought at a decent price below:

French Press Cafe Du Monde is the most popular brand, since it’s rich and dark in color, perfect for Vietnamese coffee, though you can find using other French Press Coffee is perfectly fine as well or get it at 5% OFF at CoffeeForLess.com with coupon code: CFLESS for great coffee at an excellent price.

Watch the video for the simple instructions on how to brew and make Vietnamese coffee (with my comment below for the best taste):

This is how I would brew Vietnamese coffee:

Ingredients:
2 tbsp condensed milk
2 tsp ground coffee
1 pinch of salt
1 glass of ice

In a tall thin glass, add 2 tbsp of condensed milk. place the drip pot on top of the glass.

Add 2 tsp ground coffee in the drip pot, use the filter, twist it couple times to release aroma and press it down. Add 1/5 boiling water into the drip pot and let it soak for 3-5 minutes. This is an important step as by doing this, coffee is soaked up, expanded, and water is just enough to soak the coffee, without dripping any drop, prepare the coffee to release its full flavor when you add boiling water in. Without doing this, the coffee is not prepared enough to release its full aroma.`

Fill the drip pot full with boiling water over soaked coffee. Add a pinch of salt to increase the flavor and let it drip for 3-5 minutes until done.

Mix the coffee with the condensed milk and serve hot or over glass of ice.

Enjoy! How about with some cookies:
 

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