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This Vietnamese coffee shop in U-District is serving up a seriously strong pick-me-up

Sip House makes delicious and Instagrammable Vietnamese coffee and bubble tea! #k5evening

SEATTLE — The pandemic isn't stopping Sip House from serving up some of the strongest cups of joe in town. 

First opening up shop in Seattle's University District in summer 2020, they specialize in unique takes on bubble tea and Vietnamese coffee.

"We grew up drinking Vietnamese coffee," said co-owner, Shally Nguyen. "In our opinion, Vietnamese coffee is the best one."

The secret to making a good Vietnamese coffee is that every sip has to be strong.

"We do use a mix of Robusta and Arabica which is around 25% stronger caffeine than other coffee places," explained co-owner, Hau.

Most of Sip House's coffee uses the Vietnamese brewing method, phin drip, also called phin filter. "It's very concentrated. You need a shot of that, you're done for the day!" said Shally.

Two other important things for them is using all-natural ingredients and making their drinks a work of art, "We believe we drink with our eyes first. So, we tried to make our drink aesthetically pleasing, but taste good," said Hau.

The customers couldn't agree more.

"The color is great I think. It looks exactly like what I thought it was," said one of their customers. 

Sip House | 5001 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle | Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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