Vietnamese Coffee
 
Makes about 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons (18 grams) ground Vietnamese coffee*
  • ¾ cup (170 grams) boiling water, divided
  • 3 tablespoons (45 grams) sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. In a drip coffee maker, place coffee grounds in a filter. Bloom coffee grounds by splashing with 1 tablespoon (16 grams) boiling water. Pour remaining boiling water in coffee maker; let coffee drip, about 5 minutes. (Alternatively, use a French press. Bloom coffee grounds by splashing with 1 tablespoon [16 grams] boiling water. Pour remaining boiling water in coffee maker; let stand for about 5 minutes before pressing down.) Once brewed, stir in condensed milk. Let cool before using.
Notes
We used Trung Nguyen Premium Blend, available at specialty food stores or online.
Vietnamese coffee is a particularly strong brew, so not just any cup of joe will work in this recipe. If you can't find a Vietnamese brand, use a dark-roast coffee. The drip and French press method of brewing ensures an extra-strong cup of coffee, so in this case, the way you brew also matters.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/vietnamese-coffee-cake/