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Posted Sat Aug 6, 2011, 12:00am
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Vietnamese Iced Coffee How To

Our summer swelter series continues, this time showing you how to brew Vietnamese Iced coffee with nods to the traditions, and to specialty coffee.
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Posted Sat Aug 6, 2011, 9:44pm
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Thanks for the article.  My father-in-law makes one every morning.  Since I started with espresso I haven't given it a try since.  Maybe after the next grocery stores run.  Thanks for "geek" perspective.  I believe it is ca phe sua da (ca phe sue dah phonetically), though.  Typically in restaurants it is watered down and a great summer beverage.
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Posted Sun Aug 7, 2011, 5:52am
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I remember the first time I tried to make Thai iced coffee. I figured the white stuff was coconut cream and simply mixed espresso, sugar and coconut cream and poured over ice. Delicious? NO! Ugh, that was terrible!

Then I googled it. I've since found that simply pulling a nice intense shot of espresso and mixing with condensed milk is all I really need. (And pouring over ice, of course). It's very fast and tastes, to me, just about the same.
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Posted Mon Aug 8, 2011, 5:25am
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Don't have a Vietnamese coffeemaker, so I made something with condensed milk, a double espresso, some added water, and ice. Was quite good.
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Posted Mon Aug 8, 2011, 10:45pm
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This can also be made using an espresso maker with a pressurized portafilter. Might be blasphemy for some, but I like using Vietnamese Coffee for this, robusta or not. Unfortunately, most are preground, and too coarse for a proper 25 second extraction. Here's one of the few circumstances the PPF actually comes in handy. Pull a shot over condensed milk in a cup, and I swear it tastes just like those from Vietnamese Restaurants. Now all that's missing is the Pho.
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Posted Fri Aug 12, 2011, 5:50pm
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To break down the words, da = ice and the sua =  milk (in this case, the sweetened condensed milk).  So just ca phe da would be iced black coffee and ca phe sua (da) will get you the full on caffeinated sugar bomb (on ice).  Many places you will give a thermos of hot water on the side to adjust it to your taste if it is too strong.  I think that the ice does that job just fine for me.
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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011, 8:26am
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Perhaps a little sweet for me this one - but it might work as a nice late afternoon drink for some of my friends.

Keep the summer swelter series going too - the whether isn't sweltering here, but the coffee sure is interesting!

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Posted Thu Aug 25, 2011, 7:42am
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The best Vietnamese coffee I've ever had was on top of a Vietnamese mountain, in a tiny "town" built for the few mountain people that lived there.

Also, try a Vietnamese Au Lait from Sweetwaters if you want something a little more commercial (or easier to access :P).
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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2011, 8:34pm
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Thank you! I read this article and wanted something for my daughter and I. We have a cup of espresso every morning (decaf for her). In the afternoons, I started to make this. Typical blasphemy...espresso (actually a ristretto shot) and then the sweetened condensed milk and crushed ice from our fridge. Something we look forward to in our afternoons now too! Again, many thanks!
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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2011, 8:55pm
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Hi Tinks and everyone else.

Thanks for the feedback - glad to hear so many people enjoying this article and the brewing method (or variations thereof).

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