Vietnamese coffee is made up of Robusta (sometimes blended with some Arabica), while espresso is mainly Arabica beans blended with some Robusta. Those two types of beans have a very different flavor profile which creates a different tasting coffee already.
Is Vietnamese coffee considered espresso?
Vietnamese coffee is traditionally brewed in a phin – a small metal cup that fits over a mug or cup– and brews incredibly slowly, but makes a strong and small coffee which resembles a thicker, more caffeinated espresso.
Can you use espresso beans for Vietnamese coffee?
Certainly you can; however, there are few differences: ground espresso coffee is usually made from Arabica beans; whereas Vietnamese ground coffee is made from Robusta beans, or from a blend with more Robusta beans. Robusta beans have more caffeine, thus it’s stronger.
How is Vietnamese coffee different?
Vietnam is the world’s second-largest exporter of coffee, however, in Vietnam coffee beans are almost always Robusta. Robusta is almost twice as strong caffeine wise, with a thick lingering taste and higher acidity. The strong taste, a thicker brew, and a few over-roasted beans makes for a different, distinctive taste.
Which is the best Vietnamese coffee?
The 6 Best Vietnamese Coffee Brands
- Vinacafe Instant Coffee Mix – Editor’s Choice.
- Trung Nguyen Vietnamese Coffee – The Runner-Up.
- Saigon Phin Daklak Pre-Ground Coffee.
- Chestbrew Whole Bean Coffee.
- G7 3-in-1 Instant Premium Vietnamese Coffee.
- Len’s Coffee Vietnamese Coffee Kit.
Is Vietnamese coffee healthy?
Vietnamese coffee is stronger than regular coffee, so one can of our coffee has the same caffeine levels as about three cups of other varieties of coffee. You can enjoy the heart-healthy benefits of Vietnamese coffee by only drinking one of our Vietnamese coffees per day.
Are Vietnamese coffee beans good?
Vietnamese coffee is notoriously dark, robust, and has a reputation for being the perfect complementary bean for premium espresso or Arabica blends. Traditional Vietnamese coffee is known for its thick aroma and exceptionally dark roast.