In your love affair with coffee, have you ever struggled with a pesky caffeine crash midafternoon? For most of us, this midafternoon slump is the perfect time to reach for yet another cup to keep energy levels high so that we can make it through the rest of the workday.
- Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter in the world, but the local market sees plenty of fake coffee being served all over the country
- Fake coffee was invented due to the lack of the real stuff in the period of mid-20th century hardships
- Fake coffee is typically made of a small percentage of real coffee, roasted soybeans, cornmeal, and a variety of additives (both natural and chemical)
- Drinking fake coffee on a daily basis may lead to some health problems
- The easiest way to differentiate is by taste – real black coffee is always bitter and a bit sour, whereas the fake one is slightly sweet
Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is an intriguing city for many reasons. Though Hanoi is the second largest city in the country behind Ho Chi Minh City, it is far less cosmopolitan and traditional Vietnamese culture is much more apparent there.