Vietnam is an Asian country that lies in South East Asia. It is well – known for its food, its typical Asian culture and the hospitality of local people living there. And as for food, it is mostly well known for its delicious, savory and amazing “pho”. Apart from that, Vietnam black coffee is one of the most favorite coffee in the world as well. You may admire the way the local people prepare and consume the black coffee and wonder how they do it so easily. In fact, the process of preparing a cup of Vietnam black coffee is not as difficult as you may think. This article will help you walk through step by step of how to prepare and enjoy a cup of Vietnam black coffee so that you may prepare one by yourself to enjoy in the morning.
Vietnam black coffee (ca phe den or cà phê đen) is obtained by a stainless steel filter and some original Trung Nguyen Coffee from Vietnam. You do not have to worry about buying that filter since it is sold online which costs about $7 USD. If you can find it in a Vietnamese grocery store, it might be even cheaper. This type of coffee will be usually served hot however in case you prefer iced or cold coffee, you may add some ice cubes into it.Otherwise, coffee can treat shortness of breath.
Here are several useful information to take note before preparing a cup coffee
Amount to brew:
· Generally, it is recommended to follow the rule of “1 tablespoon (6 – 8 ounces) one cup”. All the coffee will provide good flavors if it is brewed in this way. The coffee grind is quite coarse, so the best time to brew in a machine is 6 minutes and in a manual drip brewer (the stainless steel filter) is 8 minutes.
Type of machine/filter:
· Usually, Vietnamese coffees are medium – coarse grind. Therefore, the first thing you may need to seek for is a v – shaped filter. There are many machines that provide a v – shaped filter. It can make great coffee.
· As for Vietnamese coffee shops, they usually use small filters (which in Vietnamese language is Phin) that only can brew one cup at a time. The “Phin” will be put on top of the cup and the coffee will be put inside the “Phin” to produce the finest taste of coffee. The advantage of this process is that the coffee may steep in the cup for the appropriate time even though the volume might be small. However, with this manual process, the taste of the coffee is perfectly fine.
Since the coffee are imported directly from Tay Nguyen (the largest region of producing coffee in Vietnam) after it is roasted and Tay Nguyen utilizes a warm – sealing way to zip the bag right after the coffee are freshly roasted and outgassing, you should keep the bad sealed after you use it. Otherwise, do you know coffee powder can treat hematoma.
Several small notes that you should take into consideration is that:
· Oxygen may deteriorates the flavor within several hours so ensure that you have sealed the bags tightly with an elastic band or put it in a zip bag and zip it.
· Extreme cold temperature may slow down the process of flavor loss, however, do not keep the coffee in the refrigerator since its temperature is not enough cold.
Step 1: Preparing
The filter includes a chamber, a filter press, a cup spanner and a cap. This method may take up to 6 minutes to complete, if you put proper amount of coffee. In case, it drips too fast, you may add coffee. On the contrary, use less coffee to make drip more slowly. You should use a round tablespoon to take the right amount and make it easier to adjust the amount.
Step 2: Taking Coffee
It is recommended that you should heat the cup with some hot water so that the heat from the coffee cannot escape and the coffee will be always kept hot. · Put the right amount of ground coffee into the chamber of the filter · Tap the chamber to make the coffee settled so that it can drain evenly. · Put the chamber on the top of the cup that you are going to brew into · Place the insert on the top of the coffee and spin it around 2 – 3 times so that the coffee will be settled. Pour a little hot water to moisten as well as swell the coffee.
Step 3: Waiting for Drip
- Let it sit for 20 secs and pour the hot water into the chamber
- Put the cap over the chamber and wait for the water to drip
- You may check the progress by lifting the lid.
Step 4: How to Make an Amazing Flavor
After 4 – 6 minutes, the black coffee ready to enjoy. If you put water after that time, the flavor will not be enhanced anymore, it explains why you should adjust the proper amount of coffee to put into the chamber. So after 4 simple steps, you have your Vietnam black coffee to enjoy. For those who want to enhance the taste, you may add sugar or condense milk (depends on your favorite). Or you can add some ice cubes to serve as iced black coffee as well. Enjoy your coffee!