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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


  • Summer Breeze Quintessential Cold Brew ##for 8 ounces, ground##

    Summer Breeze Quintessential Cold Brew

    $8.95

    Len's daughter Melanie (our webmaster) and her husband are huge cold brew fans. Her relentless search for the best cold brew coffees has led to a definitive conclusion: If you want to take your cold brew to the next... 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


  • 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


  • Trung Nguyen Creative Two Vietnamese Coffee ##for 340g, Ground##

    Trung Nguyen Creative 2 Robusta Arabica

    $7.95

    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. 12 oz bags (340 grams) for ground coffee, 8.8 oz bags (250 gram)... Learn more


  •  ##for 340g, Ground##

    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


  • 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 ($1.50 each in quantity 2 or more)##

    Highlands Coffee Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee

    $1.75

    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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