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 lighter. It is also frequently referred to as a “Vietnamese coffee press” or "Vietnamese coffee maker."
The Phin Filter consists of four essential parts:
1. The Filter Plate:Place this on top of a cup or carafe.
2. The Brew Chamber:Add coffee & hot water in here
3. The Gravity Press: Drop this on top of the coffee before adding water
4. The Cap: Place on top of the brew chamber, then use as a coaster after brewing is completed.
The phin filter is compact, travel friendly & eco-friendly. There is no paper filter required. The phin filter makes a perfect single serving of coffee in 5-6 minutes, which helps reduce coffee waste from excess brew. The slow drip method brews a bold cup of coffee!
Place Filter Plate & Brew Chamber on top of a mug. Add 2 scoops of coffee.
Gently shake to even out the coffee, then drop the Gravity Press on top.
Fill 1/3 with water. Let coffee bloom for 45 seconds. Fill water to the top.
Brews in 5 minutes. Add a second pour of hot water for less strong.
Enjoy it black or add your milk & sugar of choice. Your brew, do you!
Drink it hot or add ice. The Phin Filter makes a versatile cup of coffee!
The phin filter is a great tool for making all sorts of coffee— particularly Vietnamese iced coffee, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years outside of Vietnam. Phin drip coffee is totally customizable and can be enjoyed black, with milk, hot or iced! The whole process takes about 6 minutes. You can simply pour the water, come back in five minutes or enjoy the rhythmic drips. Watch our video on how to use a phin filter and how to make the perfect cup of Vietnamese coffee!
Watch as our Founder Sahra Nguyen demonstrates how to brew the perfect cup of Vietnamese coffee while answering common questions and troubleshooting issues using a Vietnamese phin filter. From the amount of coffee to the time metrics for the phin filter, she covers all the steps needed to ensure that every cup of coffee you brew is delicious.
The phin filter does not require paper filters. Plus, it makes the perfect amount of coffee each time -- avoid waste!
Phin filter brewed coffee is strong, bold and smooth. It's often called "Vietnamese espresso" for a reason!
The phin filter is easy-to-use & easy to clean. It makes the perfect cup of coffee in under 6 minutes.
Wash your phin filter with soap & water using the soft side of a sponge or a towel. Never scrub the phin filter with the abrasive side of a sponge or steel wool. Phin filters are also dishwasher safe. We recommend hand drying them with a towel to avoid water stains.
Portable. Made with stainless steel, the phin filter is light, compact and travel friendly.
Reusable. Aluminum and stainless steel, the two most common materials used to manufacture phin filters, can be reused virtually indefinitely.
Easy to Use. The phin filter is straightforward with no complicated steps.
Versatile. Coffee brewed using a phin filter is, no bias, at an optimal level of concentration and intensity. Want it less strong? Just add more water!
Easy to Clean. Rinsing gently with water and soap does the job in most cases.
Sustainable. Phin filters require no single-use filters, which is a win for you and for the planet!
Check out our recipes for delicious coffee drinks made using phin filter brewed Vietnamese coffee!
Shop our stainless steel phin filters made by a team of female producers in Vietnam as well as coffee accessories to upgrade your brew!