If you have travelled to Vietnam, you would have seen the numerous coffee shops dotted around the big cities and probably would have been tempted to try the infamous ca phe sua da - the Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Vietnam, you will be intrigued to know that Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world, just behind Brazil. Yet, while the coffee culture is so prominent in Vietnam, it still largely remains undiscovered in many other parts of the world.
Being the second largest coffee producer in the world, behind only Brazil, you can count on Vietnam to bring a variety of coffee beans to the scene around the world. While the Robusta beans account for 96% of coffee production in Vietnam, there are also some other notable types of coffee beans grown in Vietnam including the Arabica, Peaberry and the Weasel coffee. Let’s take a look at the different types of coffee beans produced in Vietnam, their characteristics and why you should venture out to try them all.
Vietnamese Egg Coffee - or Ca Phe Trung in Vietnamese - is a must-try drink because both of its rich history and flavour. Made with whipped egg yolks sweetened with condensed milk and Vietnamese coffee, this is a true delicacy from Hanoi that might be your new favourite dessert coffee! Read more about the history of this wartime-born drink, and learn how to make this at home in 5 minutes! Perfect for cold winter times or during the holidays!
A small tool packed with so much flavour! The traditional Vietnamese coffee brewing tool - the phin filter - should be on your must-try list as they are so easy to use, environmental-friendly, travel-friendly and brew a delicious cup of coffee! Get to know your phin, how it works and how to use it to make a perfect brew every single time.
Vietnamese Coffee Varieties
Being the second largest coffee producer in the world, behind only Brazil, you can find a variety of coffee beans in Vietnam, from Arabica, Robusta, Peaberry, to even Weasel coffee!