Thai Coffee "Oleang"

Oleang preparation is a unique process and you can see particular Thai coffee street vendors in Thailand doing it so fast you'd think they can do it with eyes shut. We've prepared this visual summary based on a visit with our favorite Thai iced coffee vendor who's had the same street cart in the same Bangkok neighborhood for at least 15 years.


For 4 Person(s)


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Method for Thai Coffee "Oleang"


Preparing Thai Coffee, What You Need (in addition to the coffee).


1. One stainless muslin filter

2. Two small saucepans or extra-wide cups with handles

3. One container full of boiling water


Step 1. Place 2 tablespoons of coffee in stainless muslin filter (filter is seen below in his left hand). Position the filter over saucepan or wide cup and pour about 10 oz boiling water through filter. Then lift the filter, let drain and quickly move filter so it's over another saucepan or wide cup.

Step 2. Pour the liquid coffee back through filter and into saucepan. Then lift the filter, let drain and quickly move filter so it's over the other saucepan or wide cup (basically repeating step 1). Pour through the filter one more time.

Step 3. Place 2-3 tablespoons white granulated sugar into a glass.

Step 4. Pour coffee into glass with sugar.

Step 5. Stir well.

Step 6. Pour coffee into a large mug filled with crushed ice.

Step 7. Serve with a straw, enjoy!