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Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese iced coffee, or cafe sua da, is a serving style used in Vietnamese coffee houses. In its loosest sense, it means "iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk." In its more authentic sense, it means a bit more:

  1. Vietnamese coffee,
  2. brewed in a Phin filter,
  3. over ice,
  4. with sweetened condensed milk at the bottom of the cup.

It's up to you how authentic you want to get; if you want to skip the Phin and brew it normally, it's still delicious. It's also good if you need to skip the milk (for example, if you're lactose intolerant), though we suggest at least trying it with a bit of creamer so you get something closer to the full effect. Either way, you'll end up with a delicious iced coffee!

Iced coffee is a staple in tropical Vietnam, as might well be expected. In fact, the way a coffee tastes iced is as important there as the way it tastes hot. Many of the flavors of the rich Robustas and chocolatey Arabicas grown there seem to be brought out even more in icing. In iced coffee, you will actually taste a different range of flavors. Because of the flavor shifts, your favorite hot brew might not be your favorite iced brew. We offer everything you need below to enjoy Vietnamese iced coffee, a treat that many consider the best in the world.

Are you new to Vietnamese iced coffee? You might want to try a Vietnamese coffee kit!

  • Extra-Large 15oz Phin

    Extra-Large 15oz Vietnamese Café-style Filter

    $8.95

    The same intense coffee, the same ease of use and cleanup--but now you can make 15 ounces at a time! Brews in the exact same drip method as a regular Phin. Makes two servings (or one BIG serving) of strong hot coffee, or a... Learn more


  • Traditional Longevity brand condensed milk is perfect for Vietnamese coffee ##for 14oz, Longevity brand##

    Sweetened Condensed Milk

    $3.95

    Sweetened Condensed Milk is evaporated milk with sugar added, resulting in a thick, sweet syrup. Anyone looking to try authentic Ca Phe Sua Da - Vietnamese-style iced coffee - will need sweetened condensed milk to complete... Learn more


  • Multi-packs of stainless steel Phins, 4-part filters with instructions

    Vietnamese Traditional "Phin" Coffee Brewer, Multi-Packs

    $9.95

    Multi-packs of our wonderful Phin brewers are available. Save money buying more than one! Stainless steel Vietnamese single-cup brewer (called a Phin), 4 piece kit with instructions. This little filter is perfect for... Learn more


  • Stainless Steel Phin Vietnamese coffee brewers

    Vietnamese Traditional (Phin) Filter/Brewers

    $4.95

    Stainless steel Vietnamese single-cup brewer (called a Phin), 4 piece kit with instructions. This little filter is perfect for brewing a single cup of intense, delicious coffee in the traditional way (6-7 ounces, typically)... Learn more


  • ##for a Vietnamese coffee kit with four Saigon Blends, condensed milk, and Phin filter/brewer##

    Saigon Vietnamese Coffee Collection

    $51.95 $42.95

    It's back! When we began in 2005, our Creative Coffee Kit was our most popular gift item. When Trung Nguyen went to 340 gram bags, the cost became prohibitive and we discontinued it. Now that we produce our own butter-roast... Learn more


  • Saigon Tradition ##8 ounce ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Tradition, Culi (Peaberry) Robusta Blend

    $6.95

    Our second in the new Saigon Blend series, this Culi (peaberry) Robusta Blend is sure to please anybody with a "back" palate who loves deep, dark, delicious coffee with high body and persistence. That chocolatey flavor you... Learn more


  • Saigon Tradition ##8 ounce ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Tradition, Culi (Peaberry) Robusta Blend - $5 Special!

    $6.95 $5.00

    Our second in the new Saigon Blend series, this Culi (peaberry) Robusta Blend is sure to please anybody with a "back" palate who loves deep, dark, delicious coffee with high body and persistence. That chocolatey flavor you... Learn more


  • Saigon Market Blend Arabica Robusta Coffee##for 8 oz, whole bean or ground##

    Saigon Market Blend

    $7.25

    Inspired by Trung Nguyen's Creative 2 Arabica Robusta, Saigon Market Blend is created using our best Arabica and Dalat peaberry Robusta beans, with the quintessential butter roast and chocolate flavor profile of Trung... Learn more


  • Saigon Café Blend ##8 ounce ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Café Blend

    $9.95

    Finally! A true traditional Vietnamese-style blend with signature Peaberry Robusta and premium award-winning Arabica and Catimor beans. That chocolatey flavor you love is here in a coffee we created ourselves. All natural,... Learn more


  • Saigon Legend coffee##8 ounces, ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Legend Master Blend

    $15.95

    Yes, we dared! After a year of R&D and experimentation we are ready to release our own flagship Vietnamese-roast-style coffee! Chocolatey, buttery, smooth, low-in-acid profile with excellent persistence. This is a... Learn more


  • Vietnamese Coffee Minikit as packed

    Vietnamese Coffee MiniKit with Buon Me Thuot Special (S)

    $11.95 $9.95

    New! We just received a shipment of Buon Me Thuot Special (S) coffee from Trung Nguyen in 100g bags, perfectly sized for our favorite compact gift box. Buon Me Thuot Special is a "house blend"-type coffee akin to the Gourmet... Learn more


  • Dynamic Duo of Creative 4 and Saigon Cafe Blend ##Save $2 and we donate $3 of our profit to hurricane relief##

    Dynamic Duo - Creative 4 and Saigon Cafe Blend - HURRICANE RELIEF

    $20.90 $18.90

    Enjoy the Dynamic Duo of Creative 4 and our new Saigon Café Blend! These are symphonies of 4 types of coffee beans in expert combination, with that chocolatey, buttery, unique Vietnamese style. Part of what gives... Learn more


  • Trung Nguyen Creative Two Vietnamese Coffee ##for 340g ground, whole bean also available##

    Trung Nguyen Creative 2 Robusta Arabica

    $7.95 $7.20

    Blend of rich, sharp Robusta and milder fragrant Arabica; one of our most popular and well-rounded coffees. Good hot or iced, black or with cream and sugar. The Trung Nguyen Creative Two (Robusta Arabica) is definitely the... Learn more


  •  ##for 340g ground, whole bean also available##

    Trung Nguyen Creative 3 Sparrow Arabica (Se)

    $9.75

    Select single-source Buon Me Thuot Highland Arabica, a variety grown only in Vietnam. Se means "Sparrow", the name given to this indigenously developed varietal. A sweet, refreshing coffee with no bitterness. Floral and... Learn more


  • Saigon Amorata Low-Caffeine Coffee  ##8 ounces, ground or whole bean##

    Saigon Amorata Low-Caffeine Coffee

    $9.75

    At last! Our new recipe for the world's best low-caffeine coffee is ready to release! When Trung Nguyen discontinued the Passiona, many hearts were broken, as this was a much-beloved coffee. We created a Vietnamese bean... Learn more


  • Saigon Legend and Legendee Classic whole bean Dynamic Duo ##an extraordinary coffee experience##

    Saigon Legend - Legendee Classic Dynamic Duo (whole bean)

    $40.90 $36.90

    An extraordinary experience and a perfect gift for a coffee lover... two takes on civet-profile coffee that are masterful blends of multiple species of coffee. Whole bean. The Legendee Classic is Trung Nguyen's original... Learn more


  • Vietnamese Dalat Blend Coffee ##for 8oz##

    Vietnamese Dalat Blend

    $7.95

    This artful coffee blend has a base of Indochine Estates heirloom Bourbon Arabica beans, a special heirloom species of Arabica that has been pampered on their family estate farms in Dalat for multiple generations. A perfect... Learn more


  • Moka Blend ##for 200g##

    Highlands Moka Blend

    $7.50

    Moka is a rare Arabica varietal that has been 'rediscovered'. This tiny, round-shaped bean is superb in body and flavor, partly due to dry processing (sun ripening), that brings out the fabulous chocolate, vanilla, nutty... Learn more


  • ##for 1 can (cartons available)##

    Highlands Coffee Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee

    $1.95

    Innovative ready-to-drink coffees from Highlands Coffee allow you to have the full Vietnamese iced coffee experience as easily as you can open a can of soda. Strong, dark, full-bodied Vietnamese coffee is prepared as the... Learn more


  • Traditional Vietnamese Coffee Kit - Coffee, Phin, Mini-Milk ##for 500g Vietnamese coffee, condensed milk, and Phin brewer##

    Vietnamese Coffee Kits

    $21.95

    Everything you need to enjoy authentic Vietnamese Café Sua Da at home! Available in Traditional or Ultimate (see below for details). Perfect for gift swaps, Secret Santa, and other casual occasions, or for when you... Learn more


  • Vietnamese Coffee Minikit - Coffee, Phin, Mini-Milk

    Vietnamese Coffee MiniKit

    $11.95

    This compact version of our popular Vietnamese Coffee Kit is perfect for friends, co-workers, clients, and anyone else who'd love a delicious gourmet coffee experience at a fabulous price. The kit contains a small-size can... Learn more


  • Legendee Coffee Kit in white box

    Legendee Vietnamese Coffee Kit

    $29.95

    An ultra-gourmet Vietnamese coffee kit, this lovely gift includes a 250g bag Legendee Gold, one or more traditional 6 oz Phin filter(s) to extract maximum flavor from this premium coffee, and a can of sweetened condensed... Learn more


  • G7 Gourmet Instant Coffeemix Coffee ##for 20 sachets (other sizes available)##

    G7 3-in-1 Gourmet Instant Coffee

    $6.40

    The original and still the top seller! G7 was the first instant coffee to be extracted directly from the unroasted coffee bean, not from freeze-dried brewed coffee like American brands. It's been the top instant coffee in... Learn more



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