We tried making Vietnamese coffee at the office. Here’s what happened

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Vietnamese coffee — that ultra creamy, rich, and strong coffee that you can get at Vietnamese restaurants — is gaining in popularity. On a whim, we tried making some.

For fun, we tried making a version of Vietnamese coffee at the office, using the special filter one of our digital producers picked up while he was in Hanoi, Vietnam. Here’s how it went. (Our apologies in advance to those who are experts at this process.)

Making Vietnamese coffee

We tried making Vietnamese coffee in the office. This is what happened.

Vietnam is the world’s largest producer and exporter of robusta coffee beans, and from October 2014 to September 2015 Vietnam exported nearly 1.25 million tonnes of it.

Simexco Daklak, like many other companies in the Vietnamese coffee industry, is trying to introduce its products to more parts of the world via the Chinese market and the country’s railway lines to Europe.

“We are very interested in the Chinese market. It has more potential than other markets,” said Le Duc Huy, vice president of Simexco.

China is one of Vietnam’s most important trade partners. In 2014, China accounted for 10 percent of Vietnam’s exports and nearly a third of all its imports.