How to Brew Vietnamese Coffee

A step-by-step guide as to how to brew your own Vietnamese coffee be it, black coffee or coffee with milk, hot coffee or iced coffee.

 1/How to brew hot black coffee in a Vietnamese way using a drip filter

Step 1: Prepare your coffee cup, coffee filter (Phin Cafe) and coffee powder (finely ground or coarsely ground coffee)

A Vietnamese coffee cup
A Vietnamese coffee cup

 

Step 2: Put the filter on top of the cup

Coffee filter
Coffee filter

 

Coffee filter
Coffee filter

 

Coffee filter
Coffee filter ontop of a cup

 

Filter screen (top filter)
Filter screen (top filter) which helps to press the ground coffee tightly to make the coffee well-cooked and to control the drip speed

 

Step 3: Put the ground coffee into the filter: the more the stronger the coffee. Make sure you know your taste and estimate the amount of coffee needed; normally 2-3 coffee spoons full.

Ground coffee
Ground coffee

Step 4: Put the top coffee filter on top of the ground coffee. This top filter helps to press the ground coffee down to ensure it is well cooked.

Put the top filter onto the ground coffee
Put the top filter onto the ground coffee

Step 5: Boil drinking water and keep the water boiling for 2-3 minutes to make sure it is well cooked and hot.

Step 6: Pour a little of the boiling water onto the coffee to make sure it wet. Then use your hand to gently press the filter down. The more your press, the slower the coffee drips. If you are not sure, do it gently first and practice it differently at different times to have a feel of how it affects the dripping process.

Pour a little of boiling water over the top coffee filter
Pour a little of boiling water over the top coffee filter

Step 7: Fill the filter with boiling water.

Fill the coffee filter with boiling water
Fill the coffee filter with boiling water

Step 8: Put on the lid and wait till the coffee completely drips down into the cup.

put on the lid of the filter
Put on the lid of the filter

 

Put on the filter lid and wait
Put on the filter lid and wait (for 5 minutes)

Step 9: Enjoy your hot black coffee!

Hot black Vietnamese coffee
Hot black Vietnamese coffee