Ca phe Phin Tutorial - Vietnamese Coffee
Vietnamese coffee is surprisingly good. The best preparation I found while visiting Vietnam, was this remarkably simple drip filter made of stainless steel. This little filter takes a few teaspoons of finely ground coffee and makes a unique drip brew that is less concentrated than espresso but stronger than traditional drip coffee. Makes about 4 or 5 oz. of coffee - or a cappuccino cup full.
Vietnamese coffee preparation is a short ceremony. Below is a step by step tutorial.
- Spoon a few teaspoons of good finely ground coffee into the filter.
- Screw the top filter (lightly) into place.
- Pour hot water to fill the filter.
- Place lid and allow all water to drip through. This can take up to 5 minutes depending on how fine your grind is and how tightly you have screwed the top filter on.
Add Coffee to Vietnamese Filter
Screw filter into place.
Pour hot water over coffee filter.
Allow Vietnamese Coffee time to brew
If you want authentic Vietnamese 'Phin Ca Phe' you will top the glass with condensed milk and plenty of sugar.
Vietnamese Coffee - Brewing tutorial
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Published: August 2005, Last Modified: June 2012