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1. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

Anybody know what the coffee's like in Vietnam? Was wondering if the French influence and coffee beans means the coffee is up to scratch.

2. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

Quoting ikey

Anybody know what the coffee's like in Vietnam? Was wondering if the French influence and coffee beans means the coffee is up to scratch.

it takes enamel of your teeth , well that was my experience anyway i tried it once and never bothered again , am a milky coffee man myself .

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

Vietnamese coffee was the second best I've had in my life (best was in Kerela). I remember it being super strong, but mixed with water and condensed milk to make wonderful creamy and sweet drink.

4. Posted by calipxo (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Coffee in Vietnam is quite strange to foreigners. Two Austrailian people, whom I taught survival Vietnamese, complained about coffee with condensed milk in Hanoi (sometimes they even put some more sugar into it), and they wanted me to teach them how to ask for coffee with fresh milk and without sugar. They also asked me to teach them a lot about Pho (noddle) and so on. It's very nice cos they just stayed here in Hanoi for 1 month before heading to Ho Chi Minh City . We really had a good time sharing culture, custom and habits of both country.
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[ Edit: Edited on Jul 17, 2007, at 7:34 AM by calipxo ]

5. Posted by Shakawe (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

The Coffee in Viet nam is fantastic. Especially the iced coffee with condensed milk. The coffee beans are roasted in butter which gives it it's interesting flavour. Or you could try 'Weasle coffee', they feed Arabica beans to a weasle, the beans pass through the weasle then are roasted.

6. Posted by cybervlad (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

I like Vietnamese coffee, but only prepared in Vietnamese way. I mean special filter :)
I tried to prepare coffee in coffee-machine, the taste was not good.
But from filter... youuuummmm :)

... You are sitting on local cafe eating wonderful Pho Bo (beef noodle soup). On the table there is glass with a filter on top. From filter into glass fall the drips of dark dense liquid. When you finished with Pho Bo, you remove the filter and add some hot water from the provided vacuum bottle (because coffee is too strong), sugar and some milk (if you like). And enjoy Vietnamese coffee :)

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8. Posted by skyef (Full Member 105 posts) 9y

Shakawe :The Coffee in Viet nam is fantastic. Especially the iced coffee with condensed milk. The coffee beans are roasted in butter which gives it it's interesting flavour. Or you could try 'Weasle coffee', they feed Arabica beans to a weasle, the beans pass through the weasle then are roasted.

How does a weasle look like? I'm into ice coffee with condensed milk or with melted sugar syrup
Coffee that comes through a machine is uniquely different from those that comes without touching any metalic parts like example syphon flask. Could try brewing blue mountain with syphon and espresso machine - the taste is absolutely different