Feeling tired and need something to wakeup? Try making a Vietnamese coffee using a Vietnamese filter (also known as Phin in Vietnam)! The Vietnamese often go to cafes to drink their coffee as a social event, they do not drink it on the go. So one must wait patiently for this delicious high caffeine booster to drip through the single serving filter; it's well worth the wait!
What you'll need:
- Vietnamese filter
- Ground coffee
- Condensed milk
- Boiled water
Step 1: Preparations
- Boil water
- Place the Vietnamese filter on top of the glass
- Pour just a little bit of hot water into the filter (this heats the filter)
- Spill out the water that has dripped into the glass
Step 2: Pour Condensed Milk Into Glass
Pour as much or as little condensed milk into the glass as you'd like. Typically it's about 1/3 inch on the bottom.
Place the Vietnamese filter on top of the glass.
Step 3: Add Coffee and Hot Water to Filter
- Add 3 tea spoons ground coffee for a nice dark brew. Any type of coffee can be used as long as it's medium coarse ground (if it's too fine the grinds will just go through the filter!)
- Fill the Vietnamese filter with hot water
- Patiently wait for the coffee to drip through!
Step 4: Enjoy!
Once the filter has finished dripping, your Vietnamese Coffee is ready to enjoy!
(Optional: If the coffee is too strong, you can add boiling water to dilute it. You can also add ice to make it an Iced Vietnamese Coffee)