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.
5:00 - 6:00 minutes
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
Carafe, ideally glass to watch dripping
Weigh and grind 16 grams of freshly roasted coffee on a medium setting.
Place filter plate and brew chamber onto a glass carafe. Put ground coffee into the brewer, then shake slightly to evenly distribute grounds.
Place the gravity press on top of the bed of coffee.
Position all components on your scale and tare to 0g.
Start the timer and gently pour 30 grams of water into the brewer, evenly saturating all the grounds.
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.
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).
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.
Coffee should finish dripping through between 5:00-6:00. Combine with water, milk, or your mixer of choice, and enjoy!