Like most major cities, Ho Chi Minh City has its own thriving cafe scene. From the cheapest street "ca phe" or fresh fruit juice to a wallet-stripping cappuccino amidst high-class upholstery, free wifi and “luxury” aircon, Saigon’s cafes offer some of the best coffees and freshest drinks in Asia.
Coffee was introduced to Vietnam in 1857 by the French and began to develop as a major agricultural export in the decades following the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975. Production skyrocketed at the end of the 20th century with a new 1986 government initiative, and by 2014 Vietnam had topped Brazil as the largest global exporter of Robusta and Arabica beans.
Within the country, coffee is also a popular drink, served hot or with ice, and with condensed milk or black. But Vietnam is not only famed for its coffee exports and sugar-rich caffeine hits. Locals of all ages frequent the city’s cafe scene for a juice, smoothies or oddly delicious bubble-tea, to sip at their beverage and chat about life. Cafes in Ho Chi Minh City are about relaxation, conversation and social life.
Given its overwhelming sweetness and buttery tang, drinking Vietnamese coffee can be an enjoyable experience. Black or with condensed milk, hot or cold, "ca phe" is something that every traveller must try when they visit this country. And where better than the streets of busy Saigon?
Roasted in butter and sometimes fish-sauce, Vietnamese coffee is thicker and sweeter than what you’re probably used to. With ice or without, it’s bound to wake you up and keep you buzzing for hours. Grab a coffee to go in the typical miscellaneous plastic cup, or join those smiling local women on their lawn chairs and sip from a glass mug. Like most major cities, Ho Chi Minh City has its own thriving cafe scene. From the cheapest street "ca phe" or fresh fruit juice to a wallet-stripping cappuccino amidst high-class upholstery, free wifi and “luxury” aircon, Saigon’s cafes offer some of the best coffees and freshest drinks in Asia.
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