If you’re looking for a new twist on your morning brew, then you may want to give Egg Coffee a try. Now, before you bulk at the idea, you may be intrigued to know that Egg Coffee is very popular in Vietnam and is growing in popularity across the globe.
Vietnam is the second-largest exporter of coffee in the world, behind Brazil. If you’re intrigued, then read on and discover the secrets of what makes Egg Coffee so unique. One of the drawbacks of the wide variety of different types of coffee on the market today is that many of them require along ingredient list to make them. Egg Coffee doesn’t, and it only requires a few different ingredients to make.
Before jumping into the different recipes of Egg Coffee, let’s take a look at how Vietnam became such a significant player in the world of coffee and the story that brought Egg Coffee to life, it’s fair to say that Egg Coffee has come along way since it’s humble beginnings in Vietnam.
The Origins Of The Vietnamese Coffee Industry
Coffee was first introduced to Vietnam in the 19th Century by the French. The French were successful in creating a booming coffee in the Annam Region of Vietnam. By 1950 a commercial processing plant was established, and Vietnam was on its way to becoming a serious coffee producer.
Unfortunately, the development of the Vietnamese Coffee Industry took a hit during the Vietnam war, but since the 1980’s it’s recovered and has been growing year by year, still though the Vietnamese Coffee industry has been through a few rough patches in the past few years, a bumper harvest in 2013/14 lead to an oversupply of coffee beans which lead to a drop in the prices of coffee due to its abundance and a number of local coffee firms were forced to go out of business as a result of the low coffee prices.
How Did Egg Coffee Come About?
During the French War, there was a severe shortage of milk and a man named Nguyen Van Giang who was working at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel when there was no milk to use began to whisk in an egg as a substitute for the milk. Due to the success of his new concoction, Nguyen Van Giang opened Cafe Giang, where his son still works today.
Egg Coffee grew and grew in popularity, becoming a staple on the menu of many coffee shops across the Vietnamese city of Hanoi. Egg Coffee is slowly rising in popularity throughout North America, but the options at this time are still relatively limited for the North American coffee drinker.
For example, in New York, there is only one destination in the whole city where coffee fans can get their hands on Egg Coffee. As word get’s out about Egg Coffee don’t be surprised if you see it cropping up in more neighborhoods as it’s popularity grows.
Despite the shortage of availability of Egg Coffee in a lot of places, the good news is that it’s straightforward to make from the comfort of your own home and you only need a few ingredients. You can also the mix up the recipe depending on if you have more of a savory or sweet tooth. There are a few different recipes you can follow, but let’s start by taking a look at the main ingredients you’ll need.
How To Make Egg Coffee And What Ingredients Do I Need?
Egg Coffee is easy to make; you’ll need one egg, three teaspoons of your chosen coffee and two teaspoons of condensed milk and some boiling water. You’ll want to brew a small cup of coffee, after the coffee has been brewed then crack the egg into a small bowl making sure that the egg whites are removed when you put the egg in coffee.
You can then add in the condensed milk into the bowl. Once you’ve done this whisk the mixture until you have a light, fluffy texture, pour your coffee into a coffee cup and add the mixture on top.
Egg Coffee isn’t just considered a drink in Vietnam, it’s also considered a desert, and you can add a variety of ingredients to it to liven up the flavor, and some cafes add vanilla extract or butter and some even add cheese. Egg Coffee can be enjoyed hot or cold, so it’s a perfect treat on a warm or cold day.
Another plus of Vietnam Egg Coffee is that you can add a variety of different ingredients to enhance its flavor. If you prefer trying out as a desert then there are a tonne of different recipes to try out. One such recipe advises adding a sprinkling of chocolate on top of your egg coffee when you’ve made it. A sprinkling of dark chocolate gives makes the Egg Coffee similar to tiramisu so it’s bound to be a tasty dessert.
Another popular ingredient that many add to their Egg Coffee is Cinamon, this will give your Egg Coffee a bit of a different flavor if you’re not a fan of chocolate. Egg Coffee is a versatile drink, so there a few different ways to enjoy it. The first step though should be mastering the basics and then you can start experimenting with different flavors to see what you like.
Swedish Egg Coffee Recipe
Now we’ve explored the traditional way of making Vietnamese Egg Coffee we can take a look at a couple of different ways to make it. Another country where Egg Coffee has grown in popularity in Sweden, and Scandinavian Egg Coffee is a slight twist on the traditional recipe. You’ll want to have one egg with a broken up shell, a cup of water and two tablespoons of ground coffee.
Bring the water to the boil, and crack the egg wit the broken eggshell into a glass, add the ground coffee and beat the mixture lightly. Lower the geat of the water and then add the mixture to a pot, when you’ve allowed the mixture to simmer for a couple of minutes remove it from the heat and let it rest for 8 minutes.
Add some cold water to the mix; this will cause the solids to clump and sink to the bottom of the pot. Once you’ve done this, then you can strain the mixture through a french press, and the mixture is ready to serve.
Should You Try Egg Coffee?
If you’re looking for a new exciting recipe for coffee then you may want to give Egg Coffee a try, it’s been described as like drinking a mixture of coffee and custard, it’s a very unique concoction.
By now you’ve probably got the impression that Egg Coffee can be enjoyed in many different settings, so if you really like it feel free to have it as part of your morning routine or as treat later at night.
If you’re looking for a new and exciting type of coffee then give Egg Coffee a try. The great thing about Egg Coffee is that you can add a variety of ingredients to it, you could add shaved chocolate or marshmallows to sweeten up the Egg Coffee. Or if you prefer a more savory taste then consider enjoying your Egg Coffee with a small slice of cheese.
Variety is the spice of life so if you’ve been looking for a new way to enjoy coffee then Egg Coffee could be the drink for you! This guide should have given you a good idea of how to get started in your Egg Coffee adventure!
Hi my name is Larry, a coffee aficionado from the US. I have already visited Colombia, Sumatra, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Jamaica in my pursuit of finding the best-tasting coffee beans. I currently write from Bali and enjoy the relaxed life that you can only find in Canggu. Welcome to my coffee world!