“[Coffee leads men] to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their Money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking, nauseous Puddle-water.”The Women’s Petition Against Coffee (1674)
Asian countries are known for drinking tea….I’m more likely a coffee fan….and i wasn’t disappointed. It has a strong and sweet taste. “Black” coffee is black (!!!), not brown like the stuff we usually drink here in Europe.
And if you order Ca Phe Sua Nong (coffee with milk), it’s served with thick condensed milk. Since warming up in such a country isn’t urgently neccessary…i also forgot about all the warnings of consuming ice cubes and had the very popular iced coffee too!! (and i still feel healthy :-))
Vietnamese coffee is brewed in something called a phin, a small drip filter that sits on top of a coffee mug. Found it funny when i saw it the first time. But with a little patience (about 5 minutes of brewing)….i felt rewarded with one of the best coffee i have ever tasted so far. And i couldn’t resist to carry phin and cà phê back home with me…I’m still practising though
If you wanna learn more about brewing a coffee in vietnamese style, click here
And a place to order the true vietnamese coffee in Europe you can find here