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Vietnam is the world's second largest coffee exporter (after Brazil). It has become an indispensable part of Vietnamese life. In busy big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city where coffee is not planted, there are many delicious and unique dishes from coffee.

“For the Vietnamese, coffee provides much more than just a shot of energy - it's a way of life. Coffee outlets range from hole-in-the-wall counters with plastic stools on the sidewalk, to sleek, contemporary cafes with roasters on the premises,” the article says.

Coffee also helps link relationships among friends and family members.

In the article, the author mentions 5 drinks made from coffee that are tasteful and popular in Vietnam. They are salt coffee which brings out the sweetness of coffee by adding salt whipped with fermented milk; egg coffee which was invented in Hanoi and features  a topping of egg yolks, frothed with condensed milk, to a coffee base; coconut coffee in which coffee is blended with coconut milk and ice to create a delicious shake; fruit coffee in which coffee is combined with banana or avocado to produce a smoothie that is a fix of caffeine and vitamins in one tall glass; and yoghurt coffee in which black coffee is drizzled onto Vietnam's creamy yoghurt./.

Compiled by BTA