On Saturday, we like to break from the weekday breakfast routine and enjoy a more relaxed meal. Often, that can just mean eggs and bacon or homemade bagels–anything that feels just a bit more luxurious. And to me, few things feel as luxurious in the morning as a good cup of coffee. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite summer coffees, which is as pretty as it is tasty. Vietnamese(ish) style iced coffee:
I keep thinking this coffee would be such a fun way to jazz up a brunch party, with everyone’s cup brewed individually at the table. I love how dramatic it looks, and really it couldn’t be simpler to make. The only special tool you really need is a Vietnamese-style coffee filter–a pretty cheap investment. (There’s more to brewing a proper cup of Vietnamese-style coffee, but I’m not about that today.)
Vietnamese(ish) Marbled Iced Coffee
- 8oz milk, etc. (I used cashew milk)
- 1/4 cup French grind coffee
- sweetener, to taste
- 1 cup boiling water
- Pour your milk into a cup that leaves room for the coffee and ice
- Remove the damper from the coffee filter, add coffee grounds, replace damper
- Place filter over glass, fill filter to the brim with boiling water.
- Replace filter lid and wait for the coffee to drip through–about 10 minutes. This is when that pretty marbled pattern developes
- After all the water has filtered through, remove filter, add sweetener and ice, stir and enjoy!