All You Need To Know About Vietnam’s Coffee Culture

June 20, 2019
vietnam's coffee culture

Vietnam is known across the world for its great coffee, and if you are planning a visit anytime soon, you will no doubt want to sample a few cups of their unique blends. The French introduced coffee to the Vietnamese way back when they occupied the country, along with their tasty bread, and you might be surprised to see so many coffee shops in Hanoi and other cities.

French Introduction

While the French introduced the Vietnamese to this great beverage, the locals had adapted it to create a unique coffee culture, and almost all of the coffee grown in Vietnam is Robusta, which is more suited to the climate than Arabica.

Vietnamese Drip Coffee

This has always been the way the locals drink their coffee, using a small stainless-steel sieve/strainer that sits atop of the glass, and by pouring hot water over the ground coffee beans, you soon have an excellent cup of fresh coffee. Every Vietnamese town and city has its coffee shops, and the best way to plan your holiday is to enlist the help of an established tour operator, who can tailor the holiday to suit your preferences. If you want to make the most out of your visit, check out the luxury Vietnam private guided tours that can be found online, and with your very own personal guide, you will have no trouble finding the best coffee haunts.

Egg Coffee

Yes, that’s right, egg coffee, which is a drink that contains egg yolk, and you might be pleasantly surprised at the taste. The drink is made using coffee, egg yolks and condensed milk, and it is an acquired taste that is a great pick-me-up after a night in town.

Fruity Coffee

The Vietnamese are very creative when it comes to coffee, and blending with avocados or bananas gives you a wonderful smoothie that really does hit the spot. Many people opt for iced coffee, which isn’t surprising, given the tropical climate, and a smoothie banana iced coffee is the perfect way to cool down.

Condensed Milk For A Sweet Taste

The way the local people drink their coffee is with condensed milk, which is very sweet. One of the reasons why they don’t use fresh milk is the hot climate, which is not conducive to using fresh milk, so if you don’t like sweet coffee, you will have to stick to black coffee.

Tailored Holiday Experiences

Vietnam is a big country and in order to make the most out of your holiday experience, you are advised to enlist the help of an experienced tour operator, who can help you plan the perfect holiday. This will ensure that you get to visit all the best places, which would include the best coffee shops, and with a local guide at your side every step of the way, you are guaranteed to have a great time.

One thing is for sure, a holiday in Vietnam will be a truly unique coffee experience, and with the help of a tour operator, you can visit the coffee plantations and learn how they cultivate the plant to produce the truly unique taste that Vietnam is famous for.

*This article is published in a partnership/collaboration with Mediabuzzer

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