How to make a 3-layer Vietnamese Coffee (Cafe Nâu đá)
If you’re a coffee lover, Vietnamese coffee is a must-try. It is characterized by a special brewing process and its sweet, strong flavor. Vietnamese coffee is great either hot or iced and it is very easy to make at home, so let’s give it a try.
You will need vietnamese plain coffee powder, condensed milk, boiling water and the must-have special piece of equipment is a Vietnamese coffee filter, which is unique from other filters and presses.
Step 1Now, first step is to make your filter clean and warm. Put your filter in a bowl, and pour boiling water over it. Then take them out.
Trung Nguyen is a very popular vietnamese brand for coffee powder. You can find this brand at asian grocery store.
Now your filter is already warm, put 4-5 tsp coffee into your filter, it depends on how strong you want your coffee to be. You should keep the amout of coffee in the filter so that the filter cover can stand thereafter.
Now pour about 10ml of boiling water into the filter and wait 2 minutes. By doing this, the coffee powder will enlarge itself in hot water so that we can make the best out of it.
After that, put more water into the filter. In this step, the water level also depends on how strong you want your coffee to be. Everything’s set, let’s wait and see the coffee dropping out. It would take about 10-15 minutes.
Now’s it almost done, let’s make a cool 3-layer-milk-coffee.
Firstly, pour the condensed milk into another glass.
Then use the coffee foam maker to beat the coffee
When the foam is at the level you want, pour your coffee slowly over the condensed milk.