Vietnamese iced coffee has long been such a popular drink that it may be found on the menu of any coffee shop, whether traditional or modern. Is it because of the taste, or is there another reason? Let’s find out.

Demanding of coffee lovers

Traditionally drink Vietnam iced coffee

Coffee, particularly Vietnamese iced coffee, is the drink of leisure in Vietnam. Coffee is meant to be sipped and pondered by the Vietnamese. If you travel through the streets of Vietnam, you will quickly see a large number of people sitting and conversing with friends, occasionally sipping Vietnamese iced coffee.

Taste of Vietnam iced coffee

When it comes to drinks, one thing that cannot be overlooked is the taste, and the taste of Vietnamese iced coffee is as unique as the style in which it is consumed. Robusta coffee beans account for 97 percent of total coffee production in Vietnam, and because of their abundance, this type of coffee bean is used to make the majority of Vietnamese iced coffee. Robusta has twice as much caffeine as Arabica, as well as more acidity and bitterness. These properties, along with the drip brewing method, result in a flavor that can be described in one word: “robust,” just like the name of the raw ingredient. “Den Da” is the name given to this pure coffee with a powerful flavor (Vietnamese black iced coffee). Aside from “Den Da,” another popular method for preparing Vietnamese iced coffee is to utilize condensed milk. This ingredient, by chance, turned out to be ideal for coffee brewing. 

What makes Vietnam iced coffee special?

Each component of traditional Vietnamese iced coffee has a unique narrative to tell and a position in Vietnamese coffee culture. They’ve met and mingled through the course of history to create a one-of-a-kind drink with several meanings. The Phin, famous Vietnamese Robusta coffee, and sweet condensed milk, which is optional, are the three distinct components of real Vietnamese iced coffee. Other types of coffee beans, brewing methods, and sweeteners are perfectly acceptable because they serve to meet varied demands. However, such coffee cups cannot be termed real Vietnamese iced coffee because the taste has altered, and they are now coffee cups designed solely for drinking. Despite the development of well-known coffees like Cappuccino and Latte, Vietnamese iced coffee still exists and plays a crucial part in the experience of Vietnamese coffee culture.

Ways to make your own Vietnam iced coffee

If you do not have a chance to try Vietnam iced coffee directly, you can make your own Vietnam iced coffee by some methods:


Firstly you should prepare some ingredients: 

  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite ground coffee;
  • 1 ice cup;
  • Hot water that is close to the boiling point;
  • Vietnamese coffee filter.

Brewing instructions for Vietnamese iced coffee

Here are six steps to making a delectable cup of Vietnamese iced coffee.

Step 1: Rinse the coffee filter in hot water to ensure that it is clean; also, a warm coffee filter will assist the coffee bloom more uniformly and prevent heat absorption when preparing coffee.

Step 2: Pour 3 tablespoons (about 25g) of ground coffee into the filter and shake vigorously.

Step 3: Place the filter on top of the cup and pour 30ml of boiling water (92°C – 98°C) over the surface of the filter to allow the coffee to bloom slowly and evenly.

Step 4: Gently push on the Phin to compress the flowered coffee, then pour in the remaining water and cover it with the lid.

Step 5: Let the coffee complete brewing for about 15 minutes, or until the drips cease.

Step 6: Pour the coffee into the ice cup and sip it.

Making Nau Da

Add condensed milk to the coffee before pouring it into the ice cup to produce a cup of Nau Da. The amount of milk you use will depend on how sweet you want it to be, but don’t go overboard because it’s bad for your health.


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