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Vietnamese Coffee Filter Set. Also known as a Vietnamese Coffee Maker or Press 8oz. Gravity Insert. Multiple Sizes and Quantities Available?

A total of 14 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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5th Dec 2021

Actually, this makes your incident more clear. Some places serve Vietnamese iced coffee like a pour over of hot coffee in a special dripper, with a glass of ice and condensed milk. Like this.

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30th Nov 2021

You don’t need cardamom for Vietnamese coffee. It’s just coffee made in a little Vietnamese coffee filter.

$10 on Amazon (but you should buy local).

Vietnamese Coffee Filter Set. Also known as a Vietnamese Coffee Maker or Press 8oz. Gravity Insert. Multiple Sizes and Quantities Available https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01953YT1I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_FW3FKXFMFR6Y7FSZ6RNH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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15th Nov 2017

Then you’ll need one of these Vietnamese Coffee Filter.

They can be tricky to get just right, but there are a plethora of good videos on youtube on how to properly use ithem.

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6th May 2016

I got one off of Amazon from Fitzy Shop. I ended up getting the 8 ounce one which is smaller than I expected, it’ll fill up a standard mug about half way. The brew stronger though, not as intense as espresso but sharper and smoother than a French Press. Definitely worth $5!

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19th Jul 2021

As the other commenter said, Vietnamese coffee may duplicate what you want. By the way – most people don’t know this – but Vietnam is the 2nd largest producer of coffee beans in the world. It’s because it used to be a French colony and the French introduced it. Although the predominant production are the cheaper Robusta (vs. Arabica) beans, the roasting makes a big difference between a bitter vs. mellow brew.

I grew up drinking Vietnamese coffee as I and my family were born in Saigon. My aunt use to prepare it for us every AM so yes, we drank it at 10 years of age! The sweet ingredient is usually condensed milk and this device is used to make it. Somewhat like a pour over coffee:

https://smile.amazon.com/Vietnamese-Coffee-Filter-known-Maker/dp/B01953YT1I?sa-no-redirect=1

I don’t like the sugar highs on it so I use less condensed milk.

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6th Jul 2018

Vietnamese coffee filter (Amazon). If you have an asian market near you, you can often find them for around $5.

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26th May 2018

Here’s one on amazon.
Highly recommend getting one of these or trying out pour over or french press coffee! infinitely better than pods, imo.

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18th Jun 2021

If your coffee flavor is not as strong, it’s also more watery. I imagine you will solve both your issues if you use the proper type of brewer for this style of coffee.

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3rd Aug 2017

It helps a bit if you let some international coffee culture into your life!

Lightest possible option : Turkish coffee.

Turkish coffee requires zero additional equipment if you already have a cooking kit. It’s all technique and ingredients. You might want a cup to drink it out of that’s the proper shape and size, but that is optional.

Go to a coffee place and order a small batch of medium roast beans ground Turkish style (I know Peet’s will do this correctly, and will give you reasonable suggestions for beans if you tell them you want to make Turkish coffee). It won’t keep, so use as soon as possible. You can also get packaged Greek or Turkish style coffee at some grocery stores, but in my experience it’s kind of hit-or-miss unless you’re familiar with the brands. Put it into a ziplock bag, and maybe add an oxygen absorber (you can get these at Walmart or other big box stores). It’s a good idea to double bag because the grounds are super, super fine — almost like printer toner. Get some whole cardamom seeds, and keep them in the outer bag. amom is optional, but delicious.

To brew, scoop some fine grounds into your pot. Ideally, you want to serve it in something a little bigger than an espresso cup, but smaller than a regular American-style coffee cup. I like to use a 50ml centrifuge tube from the lab. Not exactly classy, but they weigh almost nothing and they’re difficult to break. You can put a cool Arabic sticker on it if the aesthetic of drinking out of a centrifuge tube bothers you.

Roll a seed pod back and forth with your hand on a flat surface (your knee, for example) until you hear it crackle a little bit. Drop the pod in the pot. Fill your cup (or tube, or whatever) with water to measure it, and then add it to the pot. Start heating it gently before stirring to caramelize the sugar. Stir, and then continue to gently heat. It should foam up as it starts to boil — you want to sort of moderate the heat by lifting the pot from to get a nice, dense creamy foam. Gently pour the brew into your cup, leaving as much of the grounds behind as you can. Handle it gently as you drink it so the grounds settle to the bottom. Most people don’t like to drink the last little bit.

If you’re going for a short trip, you can just pre-load a couple of 50ml’s and skip the bag.

To any Turkish or Greek people on here, I beg forgiveness for all the shortcuts in this method. If you want to do it “right,” you probably can manage it at the expense of more fuel and more cleanup. There are some great videos on YouTube for getting a more authentic, foamy Turkish coffee.

Almost as light : Vietnamese coffee.

You’ll need a Vietnamese filter (sometimes called a “press,” though it’s purely gravity fed), which you can find om Amazon for about $8 or an Asian grocery store for $1.

Get some coffee with chicory in it (Cafe du Monde, for example, can be found in many regular grocery stores and is a staple in Vietnamese groceries). The grind is up to you, so experiment with it. Pour a spoonful of condensed milk in your cup, put the filter on the cup, and add your grounds. Add hot water to the filter and let it drip through. You don’t want to re-fill the filter, or you can overflow the cup. It’s supposed to be a very concentrated brew, like espresso.

You can get a convenient single serving thingy from Copper Cow Coffee (for $5, ack). If you have a Lee’s Sandwiches near you, you can get 40 of the exact same thing for the same price, minus the hipster packaging.

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13th Sep 2021

I’m having trouble visualizing the kind of phone you have, can you post a link or a photo?

I have the 8oz version of this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01953YT1I/

My usual method for Vietnamese:

  • weigh out 25 grams of Robusta coffee

  • grind slightly coarser than espresso (5 notches from the finest on my Baratza Encore grinder)

  • put it in the phin

  • assemble the bottom piece, drum, and water spreader of the phin and put it on top of whatever I’m brewing into

  • add about a tablespoon of just-off-boiling water

  • wait 30 second (time to let the grounds bloom properly)

  • top up the phin with just off boil water, add the lid, let it do it’s thing for 3 minutes or so.

  • Hey Presto!

I’ve used arabica beans in my phin before and it makes a very nice cuppa, but it’s not “Vietnamese coffee”. Robusta coffee is a different species than arabica coffee. It’s like beef vs bison. You can substitute beef in just about every application, but it’s not a “buffalo burger” unless you actually use bison.

I get my beans from here: https://nguyencoffeesupply.com/

The company is immigrant owned, woman owned, works with local growers, etc, so hopefully that fits your ideal for “ethical” coffee, because this is he only source of 100% robusta beans I’ve been able to find. Most places are happy to sell 50/50 arabica blends or, worse, Cafe Du Monde, which is half chicory and not coffee at all. Don’t get me wrong, chicory coffee is tasty, it’s just not equivalent across the board.

Hope that helps, let me know if you have more questions.

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13th Dec 2018

Vietnamese coffee dripper. They are cheap and an incredible coffee experinece. Be sure to get authentic vietnamese coffee to go in it, and couple cans condensed milk! (see video) Once you have your game sorted with that, you can progress to vietnamese egg coffee!