Writer Jo Lane, reporter at AsianCorrespondent.com, writes today about her five favorite places in the world for a good cuppa, and Vietnam is right at the top of her list:
Coffee drinking in Vietnam is magic. I love the slow drip drip of the single-cup filters, the strength of the brew and the sweet thickness of the condensed milk (introduced because of easier storage in a tropical climate). You can also get the coffee brewed onto ice.
In Vietnam coffee is normally served while it is still brewing and on my motorbike travels through Vietnam last year it was blissful to sit down out of the traffic, wait for the coffee to filter and watch life go by. The shuttered coffee saloons in Ho Chi Minh City were a particular highlight.”