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Brew Methods Phin Brewer 1380X900 V2


As Vietnamese coffee in general gains more well-deserved attention, so too does Vietnamese-style brewing and its most popular tool, the Phin filter. This device is easy to use, requires no paper filter, and creates a uniquely rich, flavorful, concentrated brew that is suited particularly well for traditional Vietnamese iced coffee.

Coffee Weight


Water Weight


Brew Time

5:00 - 6:00 minutes

Water Temp

202-205 F




68 ml

Before You Brew

Fresh Coffee The single most important part of a good cup is starting with high quality, freshly roasted coffee. We aim to drink our coffee within a 14 day window of being roasted.

Purified Water Start with filtered water for best results. If your tap water already has a lot of dissolved solids then it will negatively impact your ability to brew the coffee.

Scale Consider purchasing a scale for your brewing. You'll find it will really boost the consistency and quality in your morning cup of coffee.

What You Need

Phin Brewer

Carafe, ideally glass to watch dripping




Fresh Coffee

Brewing steps

How To Brew Phin Step 1

Weigh and grind 16 grams of freshly roasted coffee on a medium setting.

How To Brew Phin Step 2

Place filter plate and brew chamber onto a glass carafe. Put ground coffee into the brewer, then shake slightly to evenly distribute grounds.

How To Brew Phin Step 3

Place the gravity press on top of the bed of coffee.

How To Brew Phin Step 4

Position all components on your scale and tare to 0g.

How To Brew Phin Step 5

Start the timer and gently pour 30 grams of water into the brewer, evenly saturating all the grounds.

How To Brew Phin Step 6

At 45 seconds, gently pour water over the bed of coffee, in a circular motion in order to evenly saturate all grounds. Bring your overall water weight up to 100g.

How To Brew Phin Step 7

If using a lid, be sure to off-set the lid to prevent a seal and vacuum effect (this would impede coffee from dripping at all).

How To Brew Phin Step 8

Look for the first drip into the carafe around 2:00-2:30 - if you do not see a drip by 2:30, use a small spoon or fork to gently lift the gravity press.

How To Brew Phin Step 9

Coffee should finish dripping through between 5:00-6:00. Combine with water, milk, or your mixer of choice, and enjoy!