Vietnamese coffee is a unique and delicious beverage that is slowly but surely gaining popularity all over the world. It has a distinct taste and brewing method that sets it apart from other types of coffee and if you ask ANNEES, Vietnamese coffee is obviously number one! But what makes it so damn good?

The Intricate Dance of Robusta and Condensed Milk

At the heart of Vietnamese coffee lies a harmonious duet between robusta coffee beans and sweetened condensed milk - you may have seen the A-Team shakin' in our stores!

While the majority of Australia and the world favour the more delicate Arabica beans, Vietnam embraces the robusta variety, known for its bold flavour and higher caffeine content. It's this choice that gives Vietnamese coffee its signature strength and a robust, earthy taste that captivates the senses. The addition of condensed milk, with its creamy sweetness, adds a touch of indulgence and balances out the intense flavours, creating a mesmerising dance of contrasting notes.

The Art of Slow Dripping

In Vietnam, coffee is not merely a beverage; it's a ritual, a moment of relaxation and connection. Enter the traditional Vietnamese coffee filter, known as a "phin." This simple yet ingenious contraption allows for slow dripping, enabling the flavours to develop and infuse gradually. As the hot water trickles through the coffee grounds, a rich, concentrated brew is formed, coaxing out the intricate nuances of the beans. In Vietnam, the phin encourages mindfulness and patience, inviting coffee enthusiasts to savour the moment and appreciate the gradual transformation unfolding in their cup.

The Intoxicating Aroma

Prepare to be intoxicated not only by the taste but also by the captivating aroma of Vietnamese coffee. If you've visited our stores while we are brewing, you will know what we're talking about! The slow dripping process allows the rich scent of freshly brewed coffee to permeate the air, beckoning even the most reluctant morning risers to take a moment and indulge in the sensory delight. The tantalizing aroma, infused with hints of chocolate, nuttiness, and spices, creates an alluring sensory experience that transports you to the bustling streets of Hanoi.

The Tradition of Conversation

Vietnamese coffee is more than just a caffeinated beverage; it's an invitation to connect and engage in meaningful conversations. In Traditional Vietnamese coffee shops, known as "caphê sua da" establishments, they are bustling with locals and tourists alike, bonding over steaming cups of coffee. Here, time seems to slow down, allowing conversations to flow freely and connections to be forged. The ritual of Vietnamese coffee encourages the art of conversation, fostering a sense of community and bringing people together, one cup at a time.

The Iced Wonder of Caphê Sua Da

In the sweltering heat of Vietnam, a refreshing variation of Vietnamese coffee emerges – the iconic Caphê Sua Da, or iced coffee. The rich, concentrated brew is poured over a generous serving of ice, resulting is a cooling elixir that provides respite from the heat while still delivering the invigorating caffeine kick that coffee lovers crave. The harmonious marriage of strong coffee, sweetened condensed milk, and the chill of ice makes Caphê Sua Da the perfect companion for exploring the bustling streets of Hoi An (or escaping the tropical heat of North Queensland, where you can find ANNEES).

 At ANNEES, we are inspired by the ritual of traditional Vietnamese coffee, and aim to build the same meaningful connections to our guests in our stores, over the love of a delicious Vietnamese coffee that is unique to us.



You may also like to read: 

What is a Phin Filter? 

A Brief History of Vietnamese Coffee

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