I was skeptical about it falling into my mug, but it fits just right on an average holed mug.
I love the simple use and easy clean up!
As hobbyist roasters ourselves, my wife and I have recently been trying to learn more about coffee culture outside of the West. We picked up this phin filter and have been using it for a few days now. The fit and finish is nice, and we like the drop in press.
A couple things to be aware of:
- the plate that rests on the rim of the cup is a very small diameter. It's not quite so small that it falls into most of our coffee cups, but it doesn't sit evenly/firmly on anything larger than our cappucino cups.
- the plate isn't attached to the brewing chamber, so it's possible to misalign the chamber and plate so that drainage is blocked and the coffee will overflow and fill the plate instead of your cup. Easy to remedy by just paying attention. It's also a little more work to clean since you've got to juggle an extra part.
Super minor issues, but overall loving it!
I now have a small portable way to make coffee at work. Great product.
Was really excited for the filter. After I opened the box, noticed two stains inside the phin. They wouldn't come off as I wiped the stains with paper towel and water. What did keep coming off was some sort of paint residual around the bottom rim after washing it two times. Reached out to customer service, they promptly sent a replacement. Unfortunately I ran into the same issue with the replacement, though with less residual. I really wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt and thought I just needed to wash it a couple of more times. After one wash, there are now multiple discolorations (rust?) in the lid that pushes the coffee grinds down. I do not feel comfortable using the filter as this point.
Delicious coffee. I'm planning on buying more for gifts.