1) French roast medium coarse ground coffee: We suggest a fresh, high-quality medium roast, but many people swear by Cafe Du Monde French Roast Chicory coffee. If you’re accustomed to making espresso, resist the urge to finely grind your beans or the coffee grounds will fall through the holes in the coffee filter into your glass.
2) Sweetened condensed milk: Not to be confused with evaporated milk, so don’t try to use them interchangeably. Sweetened condensed is aptly named, because it’s syrupy sweet, translucently creamy white and pours into a thick, smooth stream.
3) Vietnamese coffee press: They’re inexpensive and not difficult to find online. You can find them on Amazon for less than $10.00.
Step 1: Add 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk to a glass (more if you like it sweeter)
Step 2: Add 3 tablespoons of ground coffee to the base of the coffee press.
Step 3: Place coffee in filter and shake so that grounds become level and naturally packed.
Step 4: Pour part of the boiled hot water into the coffee press. Wait while it absorbs and then add additional water
Step 5: Wait for it to slow drip. Patience, little grasshopper….patience.
Go grab a tall glass and fill with ice. We’re partial to drinking all iced drinks with oversized ice cubes. They keep your drinks nice and cold and they’re much slower melting, so they don’t dilute your heaven in a glass.
Step 6: Once it’s finished, stir well.
If you love coffee like we do; take a look at this fun video of how coffee is prepared around the world.