In Vietnam, there are three unique coffee drinks that are popular among locals and tourists alike. These drinks offer a different coffee drinking experience than what is typically found in other parts of the world. The Vietnamese people are well-known for their love of coffee, and they have many interesting variations on the traditional drink. Some of these variations include weasel coffee, white coffee, and egg coffee.
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The most popular Vietnamese coffee you probably heard about is Ca Phe Sua Da which is a type of coffee that is made with Robusta beans, ice and sweetened condensed milk. This is the one that most Vietnamese people drink every day because it’s cheap, delicious, and refreshing. These beans are known for their high caffeine content and strong flavor. The coffee is typically brewed using a small metal drip filter. This method of brewing coffee allows for a slow and steady extraction of the coffee, which results in a strong and flavorful cup of coffee. Vietnamese coffee is often served with sweetened condensed milk, which helps to balance out the strong flavor of the coffee. But did you know there are 3 unique Vietnamese coffee drinks that you should try at least once when you’re in Vietnam? Keep reading to learn more about weasel coffee, white coffee and egg coffee.
Weasel Coffee (Ca Phe Chon)
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The first of these drinks is Ca Phe Chon, or Weasel Coffee. This coffee is made using coffee beans that have been eaten and then defecated by a weasel. The coffee beans are eaten by the weasel and then excreted. The beans are then collected, roasted and ground to make the coffee. This coffee is said to have a more intense flavor than regular coffee. Contrary to belief, there is no poop flavor in the coffee as the coffee beans are thoroughly cleaned before they are roasted.
White Coffee (Bac Xiu)
The second unique Vietnamese coffee drink is Bac Xiu, or White Coffee. This coffee is made using a special type of coffee bean that is grown in the highlands of Vietnam. The beans are roasted and then ground to a very fine powder. When water is added, the coffee has a creamy and foamy texture. Unlike Ca Phe Sua Da, Bac Xiu uses more sweetened condensed milk and less dark coffee. This results in a sweeter and less bitter cup of coffee.
Egg Coffee (Ca Phe Trung)
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The third and final unique Vietnamese coffee drink is Ca Phe Trung, or Egg Coffee. This coffee is made by mixing an egg yolk, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar. The mixture is then added to strong black coffee. Ca Phe Trung has a rich and creamy texture, similar to that of a latte. The coffee is sweet and has a slightly eggy flavor.
These are just three of the many unique and delicious coffee drinks that you can find in Vietnam. The three unique Vietnamese coffee drinks all have different flavor profiles. Ca Phe Chon has a more intense flavor than regular coffee, while Bac Xiu has a creamy and foamy texture. Ca Phe Trung has a rich and creamy texture, similar to that of a latte. All three of these drinks are popular among locals and tourists alike. If you’re looking for a different coffee drinking experience, be sure to try one of these unique Vietnamese coffee drinks. You won’t be disappointed!