The phin filter is the traditional method of brewing coffee in Vietnam. It is made of stainless steel or aluminum, much like a moka pot, but is much thinner and lighter. It is also frequently referred to as a “Vietnamese coffee press.”
Coffee: just the word brings refreshing aromas and earthy flavors to mind. Coffee is the third most consumed beverage in the world after water and tea. Around 70 countries produce coffee, which leads to different styles and flavors. One of them, iced coffee, in particular, is a very popular style of coffee across the world. It is the perfect drink to beat summer heat and get a caffeine kick at the same time.
The idea behind Vietnamese Egg Coffee (cà phê trứng) is quite simple: instead of using regular milk to get that creamy and thick consistency, raw egg yolk is added. This, combined with condensed milk, makes for a coffee beverage that is very complex in flavor and has a thick consistency that has made it popular all around the world.
We’re proud to say it: specialty Vietnamese robusta coffee is the future of specialty coffee. As climate change accelerates and environmental degradation exacerbates, coffee production globally will only become harder and more expensive.
Coffee shops and cafes are not just about the drinks– they’re about the vibes and everything from the ambience to the human interactions to just the feeling of being in public. Sometimes you don’t have the time or the willpower to stop by though, so we’ve got you covered with our guide on how to create a cafe experience at home!
It’s cold brew season! For some, cold brew season is year round. It’s everywhere these days– you can find it bottled in supermarkets, brewed at every coffee shop, and even sold as concentrates at small food truck vendors and independent retailers.
Let’s consider the age-old question: is fresh ground coffee better than pre-ground coffee? Some people who say they knowcoffee will tell you that freshly ground coffee is the best. Others may tell you that there’s nothing wrong with pre-ground coffee and that coffee is coffee at the end of the day. We’re here to unpack both of these claims and settle this score once and for all.
One of the most common questions we receive from folks is “why won’t my phin filter drip?” If you’re new to the phin filter, you may experience initial troubleshooting issues when it comes to brewing a great cup of Vietnamese coffee. Worry not– we’ve got you! With a few tips and tricks, you’ll be on your way to phin brewing a bold cup of coffee without issue every time.
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Some of the most common questions we hear are: “Is coffee healthy?”, “is caffeine bad for you?”, and “how can I drink coffee and be healthy?” We’re here to provide some clarity and debunk myths and misconceptions.
Can you make Vietnamese coffee with a French press? Absolutely! Our specialty Vietnamese coffee beans are fresh roasted in Brooklyn, New York for the best flavors possible. You can use Vietnamese arabica, Vietnamese robusta, or a blend of both. Discover the difference across all three of our bestselling Vietnamese coffee blends and find the right flavor profile for you.
Because of its bean composition and growing conditions, Vietnamese coffee often has bolder, nuttier flavor profiles compared with the bright and fruity notes that you often find in specialty arabica coffee from countries like Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
The Vietnamese phin filter, the phin coffee drip, whatever you like to call it – is your new favorite coffee brew tool. We break down the three different sizes of phin filters to complement your daily brew ritual for every occasion.
Our Founder sat down with Maggie Chui and Bryan Pham of Asian Hustle Network for the latest episode of their podcast to discuss all things transparency, authentic business building, and Vietnamese coffee and culture.
Before our Founder Sahra Nguyen became one of the first Vietnamese American women to import and roast Vietnamese coffee beans in the United States, she was a filmmaker and activist who has always been passionate about increasing diversity in media and amplifying stories from the Southeast Asian American community.
Our business goes way beyond just selling Vietnamese coffee beans– we're also dedicated to promoting diversity and social justice in all of our work. Our Founder Sahra Nguyen chatted with Forbes about the work we're doing to advance coffee culture and create a more inclusive, transparent world.