Vietnamese Phin Brew Guide

Vietnamese Phin Coffee Brew Guide

What You Need:

  • Vietnamese Phin Filter
  • Coarsely Ground Vietnamese Coffeeย 
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk (optional)
  • Boiling Water
  • Ice Cubes (for iced coffee)

Method:

Step 1: Set Up the Phin:

  1. Place the Phin filter on top of a sturdy cup or glass.
  2. Remove the top screen and add 2-3 tablespoons of coarsely ground Vietnamese coffee into the filter.

Step 2: Pre-wet the Coffee:

  1. Pour a small amount of boiling water (about 1/4 inch high) into the Phin.
  2. Allow the coffee to bloom for 20-30 seconds.

Step 3: Assemble the Phin:

  1. Place the top screen onto the coffee grounds, gently pressing to flatten the coffee bed.
  2. Screw on the press piece to compress the grounds slightly.

Step 4: Brewing:

  1. Pour boiling water into the Phin until it's nearly full.
  2. Put the lid on and let the coffee drip through. This process may take 4-5 minutes.
  3. For a stronger brew, you can add more hot water after the initial drip.

Step 5: Sweeten (Optional):

  1. If desired, add sweetened condensed milk to the brewed coffee in your cup. Adjust the amount based on your preferred level of sweetness.

Step 6: Stir and Enjoy:

  1. Once the dripping is complete, stir the coffee and condensed milk thoroughly if added.
  2. If you prefer iced coffee, add ice cubes to the cup.

Optional Tips:

  • Experiment with different coffee-to-water ratios to find your preferred strength.
  • Adjust the grind size for a different flavour profile; coarser for a lighter taste, finer for a bolder one.
  • Use traditional Vietnamese robusta coffee for an authentic experience.

Cleaning:

  1. After brewing, disassemble the Phin and rinse each part thoroughly.
  2. Allow the Phin to air dry between uses.

Savour the Vietnamese Coffee Experience: The Vietnamese Phin brewing method creates a strong and flavourful coffee, and the addition of sweetened condensed milk adds a delightful sweetness. Whether enjoyed hot or iced, Vietnamese Phin coffee offers a unique and satisfying experience.