Vietnamese coffee is known for its unique and bold flavour, thanks in part to its brewing method using a traditional Vietnamese filter called a "phin." You might have seen ANNEES extra large Phins in our stores, but if you're not familiar with this brewing technique, read on to learn all about the phin filter and how it's used to make delicious Vietnamese coffee.
What is a Phin Filter?
A phin filter is a simple yet effective coffee brewing tool that's commonly used in Vietnam. It consists of three main parts: a brewing chamber, filter plate and a lid. The filter sits in the brewing chamber and acts as a filter, allowing water to pass through while trapping coffee grounds. The brewing chamber is usually made of metal, and the lid fits snugly on top of it.
How to use a Phin Filter
To use a phin filter, you'll need ground coffee, (we recommend ANNEES Blend) hot water, and your choice of coffee cup to catch the brewed coffee. Here's our How To Brew Guide:
Grab your favourite coffee glass or mug!
Sit your ANNEES® brewing chamber on top
Add 2-4 tablespoons of ANNEES® coffee blend (4 recommended to pack a punch!)
Level out the coffee in the brewing chamber by slightly shaking
Take the filter plate and gently screw this down on the coffee
With hot water (90℃ ideally) pour around 15ml on top of the filter press - this is super important to allow the coffee to bloom!
Once dripped, slowly top up your brewing chamber with hot water leaving space for the lid.
Pop the lid on and LET IT SLOWLY DRIP!
Why use a Phin Filter?
There are several reasons why the phin filter is the preferred brewing method for Vietnamese coffee. Firstly, it allows for a slow and steady extraction process, which brings out the full flavour and aroma of the coffee. Additionally, the phin filter is portable and easy to use, making it a popular choice for people on the go. Finally, it's super sustainable, there's no paper needed and no waste made, just pure liquid gold!
The phin filter is an essential tool for brewing delicious Vietnamese coffee. Whether you're an ANNEES addict and want to try to brew your own coffee at home, or you're a coffee enthusiast looking to try something new, using a phin filter is a great way to experience the bold and unique flavours of the beloved Vietnamese coffee. So why not give it a try and see for yourself what all the fuss is about?Purchase ANNEES A-Phin Starter Kit here.