How to Brew

Here are our recommended methods and recipes for brewing Saigon Phin Daklak. Adjust these recipes as needed if you prefer it stronger, lighter, or sweeter.

Phin

Phin

This is the traditional method of making Vietnamese coffee. The result is rich, bold and smooth.

  • 20g coffee
  • 100g water
  1. Pour hot water through empty phin
  2. Discard water
  3. Add coffee to phin
  4. Gently shake to even out coffee
  5. Tamp coffee firmly, but don’t over tamp
  6. Pour just enough water to soak the beans into phin and wait 10 seconds
  7. Pour remaining amount of water into phin
  8. Cap and wait

We recommend serving with 30g of condensed milk (Adjust amount to taste).

French Press

French Press

This method can be used to serve larger quantities. This result is slightly less rich and bold compared to the phin, and more coffee grounds may be left in your cup.

  • 150g coffee
  • 750 g water at 200˚F
  1. Add coffee to French Press
  2. Add water to French Press and cap
  3. Wait one minute
  4. Stir coffee and cap
  5. Wait 9 minutes
  6. Press and strain coffee
Pour Over

Pour Over

This method removes the coffee oils, leaving a cleaner coffee with less body.

  • 20g coffee
  • 100g water
  1. Pour hot water through empty filter inside of pour over dripper
  2. Discard water
  3. Add coffee to pour over dripper
  4. Pour a little water just to saturate the coffee grounds
  5. Slowly pour remaining water into dripper in a circular motion

We recommend serving with 30g of condensed milk (Adjust amount to taste).

Coffee Maker

Coffee Maker

This method makes a decent hot cup of coffee. We don't recommend this method for iced coffee.

  • 60g coffee
  • 1000 g water
  1. Add coffee to filter
  2. Add water to machine
  3. Press start