How to make Vietnamese coffee with Trung Nguyen

How to Make Vietnamese Coffee

One of the great pleasures in my life is an afternoon cup of Vietnamese coffee. Made hot or iced, this delicious beverage is well worth the inexpensive purchase of a special coffee filter.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Vietnamese
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Katie Moseman



  • 1 Vietnamese style single coffee filter available online and in Asian grocery stores


  • Vietnamese coffee you may substitute Cafe Du Monde
  • Sweetened condensed milk


  1. Place the coffee mug on a flat surface. Pour in enough sweetened condensed milk to make a layer on the bottom of the cup.
    How to make Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk
  2. Top with the dish-like section of the filter.
    Vietnamese coffee setup
  3. Place the cup section of the filter on top of that. Measure out about 3 tablespoons of coffee (20 grams) and place in the filter cup.
    Vietnamese coffee
  4. Put the filter insert on top of the coffee.
    Vietnamese coffee filter
  5. Tap it down very gently and spin it a few times to level the coffee grounds.

  6. Add just a little very hot, but not boiling, water to the filter- just enough to moisten the coffee grounds. Wait 20 seconds for the water to soak in.
    Making Vietnamese Coffee
  7. Add enough water to almost fill up the coffee filter cup. Let brew for a maximum of 4 minutes.

    Brewing Vietnamese Coffee
  8. Let brew for a maximum of 4 minutes.

    How to make Vietnamese coffee with Trung Nguyen
  9. Remove the entire filter. 

    Stirring Vietnamese Coffee
  10. Stir the sweetened condensed milk into the coffee. Serve hot or pour over ice, and enjoy!

    Drinking Vietnamese Coffee