Thursday, October 1, 2015
Keu Soho, 19:00pm
9 Poland Street, W1F 8PY, London
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Slowcoffee is a social and engaging way of drinking coffee - without any hurry, enjoying the moment and a great company.
It is also about rich and social coffee cultures in different countries. For example, we love Vietnamese traditions where coffee is primarily a social drink and is made using a slow drip method. The way it is served is a real treat inviting us to slow down and enjoy the experience, opposite to London's very busy "grab-and-go" lifestyle.
So why not stop for a moment, get away from the hustle and bustle of our big city and share a cup of slowcoffee in Vietnamese way in a company of interesting people?
We usually meet every two weeks in different cafes in the city center over a cup of delicious coffee and talk about cultural and other interesting topics. It is a chance to make new friends, try a new way of drinking coffee while learning a bit about other cultures. Who knows, maybe you won't want to drink your coffee on the go after that?
Meetups over a cup of Turkish, Indian and Mexiсan coffee are coming soon. Stay tuned!
Vietnamese coffee culture
Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world, and, since France brought coffee to Vietnam in the 19th century, it has become a huge part of Vietnamese daily life. Vietnamese can drink coffee at any time, but especially as a start of a new day. It is very usual to see them drinking coffee with friends and family before work in a cafe.
Cafes, either a proper indoor place or just little plastic stools at more casual street-side stalls, are popular venues for people of all ages. Street cafes are considered as one of the most unique features in Vietnam. Even if you come there alone you have a great chance to interact with others, chatting and talking about everyday life. It is all about enjoying nice moments over a cup of coffee.
The way of making Vietnamese coffee is very different from the way how more familiar to us cappuccino or latte are made. Coffee is brewed in individual portions using a filter named phin, which consists of a small cup, a filter chamber and a lid. It is a classic slow drip method which takes 3-5 minutes. It invites you to slow down, enjoy the experience and forget about the hustle and bustle of big cities. You literally can watch the coffee is being made drip by drip in your cup,
Condensed milk is the distinctive feature of Vietnamese coffee. Perfectly balancing the strong and dark-roasted coffee, it brings incredibly delicious sweet creamy taste to the drink. In Vietnam you can find coffee with even more unusual ingridients, for example with egg yolk. Whipped and put into the coffee along with condensed milk, it gives coffee the taste, which is similar to the famous Italian dessert Tiramisu.
Here you can learn more about Vietnam and it's rich coffee traditions. Coffee stories from other countries will be added soon.