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As a coffee enthusiast, I’ve tasted my fair share of California coffee brands, but nothing tastes quite like Copper Cow Coffee’s Vietnamese pour overs. Whether you’re a seasoned Vietnamese coffee drinker or are sampling it for the first time, the tantalizing flavors are easy to obsess over.
Founded in 2016 by Vietnamese-American Debbie Wei Mullin, Copper Cow Coffee offers a sustainable and approachable way to make Vietnamese coffee at home. This women-owned coffee brand is easily one of California’s most interesting beverage companies, thanks to its unique flavor profiles, eco-conscious packaging, and ingredient transparency.
Combining sustainably sourced, organic coffee beans with milk and sugar from California, Copper Cow creates an unparalleled coffee experience. Along with the classic Vietnamese coffee, Copper Cow offers a variety of latte flavors—including vanilla, salted caramel, lavender, and even churro—in addition to individual creamers and teas.
For those who have tried and enjoyed Vietnamese coffee in the past, drinking Copper Cow’s pour over coffee is a nostalgic experience. Pairing robusta and arabica coffee with Vietnamese coffee’s iconic sweetened condensed milk, Copper Cow nails the traditional flavors—with the added convenience of easily making it at home.
While it may take some getting used to for first-time Vietnamese coffee drinkers, it’s hard to deny the quality of this unique combination. The fresh, brewing coffee fills the room with exquisite aromas, but it’s the melding of the milk and sugar in Copper Cow’s sweetened condensed milk that provides an ineffable flavor you won’t find elsewhere.
Perhaps the best part about brewing a cup of this tasty beverage is the ease with which it can be done. Though it may not seem like it at first glance, this delivery method offers plenty of customization, so it can appeal to even the pickiest of coffee drinkers.
If you have your favorite mug and a gooseneck kettle handy, the coffee practically brews itself. While the water is boiling in your kettle, tear open the coffee filter and hang it gingerly over your mug. Then, pour the heated water over the coffee grounds to the desired strength, remove the filter, and pour in as much—or as little—of the Copper Cow creamer as you’d like. It’s really that simple.
Copper Cow Coffee’s pour overs are incredibly convenient for quick brewing at home or on the go—but this perk doesn’t take away from the quality of the ingredients. If you’re looking for a cup of coffee that rivals your favorite craft brew, you’ve found what you’ve been searching for.
With a selection of items including lattes, decaf coffees, coconut creamer, and Thai iced tea, it’s easy to find a drink or two (or five) you’re jonesing for. Since Copper Cow Coffee uses all-natural ingredients that taste incredible, there’s nothing to feel guilty about. So, brew a cup of your chosen flavor, breath in some fresh California air, and take a sip of your new go-to.
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