1 X Vietnamese coffee filter set

Preparing delicious Vietnamese coffee is quick, easy and doesn’t require much clean-up afterward. The coffee filter is stainless steel and there are three parts (filter, screw-on damper, and lid). Simply place the filter on top of a cup, so it looks like a hat. Add 2-3 teaspoons of coffee to the filter, then screw on the damper so it’s snug (not tight). Shake the filter a bit to settle the coffee. Fill up the cup about 1/3 with hot water then wait 20 seconds. Unscrew the damper 2 turns and fill the cup entirely with hot water. Place the lid on and wait a few minutes until the water has dripped though. Add a spoonful (or more) of sweetened condensed milk to the cup before or after you start the process. The final result is fabulous. Printed instructions come with the filter. The filter set is made in Taiwan of stainless steel, and quality is excellent–it will last for years. We offer Vietnamese coffee as well.

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Top reviews

Unique, yet ubiquitous use

The Vietnamese styled coffee filter is really a nice bit of kit. It makes the often mundane act of drinking coffee into a ritual.

While its origins are south-east Asian, its has a cosmopolitan use that is quite underrated. If you’re like me and have several different blends of coffee in your home to choose from, its nice to offer guests their choice of coffee without having to make several pots to do so.

You can alter the strength of the coffee by how tightly you compress the top filter in this apparatus. Thus enabling a “Lungo” or “ristretto” type of taste as you would find with espresso machines. This is however, not technically an espresso maker as espresso is made by forcing water through the ground coffee beans, while this apparatus uses gravity to distill the coffee.

Many people who first experience these will be in specialty Vietnamese restaurants, offered as a traditional “Cà phê su’a dá” (translated “Coffee milk ice”), but you should be able to find this nice little filter at many oriental specialty shops for anywhere between $3-$4. Don’t worry about manufacturer, as I have seen several, and there seems to be absolutely no difference in quality. So don’t pay a high price for this item.

Often, the best things are the simplest, and it doesn’t get any simpler than this. It should last you decades of use.

CarleyMc Lemoresville, TN

All I want is 1 cup of coffee

And this little gadget does the job much better than a Melitta style funnel and paper filter. If you grind your own you’ll need to experiment a bit with how fine to grind and how tight to screw down the tamper, but after a few tries you should have the cup of coffee you want.

I have 4 now. They are pretty cool for serving coffee when you have company. I don’t think the online price is outrageous, but if you are lucky enough to live in a city with a Vietnamese market you can pick these up for $3 each.

DelorisWishek, ND

Ouch!

It makes great coffee, but using this filter can burn you.

The directions tell you to pour hot water in the top, then reach in with your fingers and unscrew the (now) boiling hot metal plate. Other models have a slot so you can use a screwdriver. The best don’t use screws at all. Try finding one of them before you buy this one.

AlyciaAvon, MA

Very nice

I use this every day. I like that the material is stainless steel – very durable, and it removes any concern about aluminum accumulation.
KandaceRotonda West, FL

Happy Camper

I ordered a Vietnamese Iced Coffee filter. When it arrive the box said Coffee Infuser. I guess they are the same. Anyway one of the little black handles had broken in the box and I was going to give this for a gift. I emailed M V TRADING, but the email on the packing slip is not a valid email and the online url was also wrong. There is a M V Trading but they had no record of this product???

Since writing this review, I complained to Amazon and MV Trading. Both have come through for me. I received a replacement filter and didn’t have to send the broken one back. I am now a Happy Camper

KatharinaKinta, OK

prefer coffee filter set without the screw top

Ever since I came back from Vietnam, I have been using these small “French presses”, or Vietnamese coffee filter sets. I bought 3 sets for one dollar (15,000 dong) in Vietnam, and soon realized that I needed more. So, I bought a few in the U.S. (local VN grocery store) and noticed that they come in different forms. This one has the screw in press, which I don’t like as much as the simple press down piece that just sits on top of the ground coffee. It works great. The screw in needs to be tighten until you hit the coffee, but don’t tighten too much (low drip, or no drip) and too little (too fast), but just right. I can’t figure it out.

It is much more difficult to remove the screw part after the coffee is done. Worse, sometimes it can be that it is screwed in too hard, so the water does not drain through, but now you can’t loosen it, because the hot water covers the piece. That’s why the simpler version works much better. I have never seen this construction in Vietnam either.

However, there is one advantage, it is that it is sturdier and lasts longer.

CarlosMoney, MS

nice little set

The picture for this item shows the top of the screw on damper as flat, but the one we received has a convenient slot for a screwdriver or the flat bottom of your spoon handle. The lid doubles as a plate to set down the coffee filter after you’re done with it.
PatricaRandsburg, CA

Great coffee filter!

Ever since having Vietnamese coffee at a restaurant in St. Louis (and then returning regularly to have Pho and coffee), I have wanted to buy one of these filters to use at home. The one at the restaurant uses friction to compress the coffee grinds with the insert, so this kind is a bit different in that you actually screw the insert down, but I haven’t had any problems with it.

To use this properly, make sure to not screw the insert down too tightly – it should be snug, but not tight. It might take a couple of tries to get this right. The coffee grounds need to be able to expand a bit. Once the insert is screwed down, pour a little bit (less than a cm) of water into the filter, and let that drip through. This allows the grounds to expand. If you don’t do this step, sometimes the grounds actually escape from the filter up into the water chamber. Not too big of a deal, but the water runs through too quickly when that happens. After the small amount of water goes through, then fill the filter almost to the top with water, and cover it with the cap. About 4 minutes should pass before all of the water has gone through. Then, enjoy!

AngeleCallaway, MN

Great cup of coffee

I’d encountered these before, when ordering ca phe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee) at better pho-houses, and I decided to pick one up as a possible single-cup coffee solution (the coffee at my office is hideous, and I prefer to make my own). Having only had coffee brewed in this sort of filter in the aforementioned situation, I really didn’t have an opinion on the quality of the brew (sweetened condensed milk will cover a lot of sins). After a few tries to get the brewing procedure down just right, I can say this makes one of the best cups of black coffee I’ve ever had. The brew is somewhat between that of a French press and a standard drip filter; it’s as strong as a strong pot of French press, and as aromatic, but has the more balanced flavor profile of a well-brewed cup of drip coffee. I’ve only had the chance to use middle-of-the-line grocery store beans in the thing, but I’m looking forward to brewing up some top-end coffee in this; with the well-balanced extraction it offers, I expect it to be a treat.

Clean-up is a breeze, limited moving parts and the grounds rinse right off, much quicker than fine-mesh filter cones or french press. I picked up two, one for work and one for home, and I have a feeling they will both get plenty of use.

KoreyRed Mountain, CA

Inexpensive, makes delicious treats.

For those not familiar with these little gems, Basically you put a couple of spoons of fine(not TOO fine) coffee inside of them, drop the lid, and it is a mini-drip coffee maker right into your cup. Pour about 1/2″ of condensed milk in the bottom of the cup, set this on top, and pour boiling water into it. Once it finishes dripping either stir and enjoy
hot, or pour it over ice.

Highly portable, easy to store, water can be heated any way that is convenient.. A wonderful treat beyond the bounds of electricity.

ArnoldoSaint Hedwig, TX

Vietnamase coffee filter set

This little product is just great(Vietnamase Coffee Filter set)
It is just like a regular coffee press, but it makes one cup at a time.
GussieWoodstock, MN

Makes good coffee, hard to unscrew

Title says it all. Coffee is great. However, for some reason after making coffee, the press becomes nearly impossible to unscrew. I’ve had to resort to pliers a number of times.
RonniePax, WV

Good for the price

The coffee maker makes excellent coffee–just as I remember it from our recent trip. But it is hard to turn the filter to loosen it once there is hot water in the container. I use a rubber grip-it pad, that I use for lids that are stuck.
MelvinNew Berlin, PA

Love the vietnamese coffee filter set

The stainless steel coffee filter works just great! If you want a cup now and then thru the day, this filter is definitely worth EVERY penny. Why fork over a hundred bucks for an electric maker? (An environmental hog and more maintenance too.)
And a cup can’t taste any better than made in stainless steel, right? Love it, and I will probably buy another for my friends to use at the same time when they want just a cup. If you’re into the simple joys in life, this will suit you JUST FINE! Oh, did I mention it doesn’t take up one inch of counter space either as I just grab it out of the cupboard and we’re good to go?
MilfordMerriman, NE

Vietnamese Coffee

So I went to Vietnam last year not knowing very much about Vietnam, and came away really excited about everything Vietnam, especially food and drink wise!

basically these coffee filters are great – slow down the pace of life (the slower the coffee drips the better it is), but What I have found in my experience is that the Vietnamese coffee filter sets which you can screw down the inside filter thing are much better as they give a much more controlled drip and a stronger more authentic coffee =)

See the one I mean in this one-minute recipe video on youtube –

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GusDenmark, ME

N/A

This is a cool system only problem is that the coffee is no longer hot once it drains into your cup. If you are using it to make ice coffee though, it’s great!
DaliaSummerville, OR

Straight to the recycle bin

When I eat at my local Vietnamese place and order Vietnamese iced coffee, it’s served in one of these things and drips slowly, ever so slowly… it takes maybe 5-6 minutes. This was was nowhere close to that – it was closer to 30 seconds, which isn’t enough time for the coffee to be made properly.

In addition, there was a metal splinter on this thing that embedded itself in my finger, which made me so frustrated that I just threw the thing away instead of bothering to send it back for a refund.

MarnieSanderson, FL

Good Stainless Steel coffe item

I had never had veitnamese style coffee before purchasing this item. It was wonderful the item works great clean easy and was shipped fast. Would recommend to friends and other coffee lovers.
TrinidadLagrange, WY

Good coffee filter

This Vietnamese coffee filter is very easy to use, and the quality of this item is good. Also, the shipment is fast and safe.
AlbinaRochester, MN

Works great, but it’s small and lets grinds through

I work with a vietnamese gentleman who turned me on to their style of coffee brewing, so I figured I’d check this out. After unboxing it I was surprised by how small the filter was. I like a good sized cup of coffee in the morning, so being so small was one downside for me at least. Assembly and use are easy and straight forward, but getting that screw top adjustment just right is a bit of a pain. I brew with this using true Hung Nguyen coffee and it does a great job, if not for the fact that it lets some coffee grinds through. For me, getting coffee grinds in my mouth triggers kind of a gag reflex, so I have to fish them out before drinking. Overall though, I’d say I’m happy with the product. It works well and was cheap enough to be worth it.
BerryHoly Cross, AK

BEST WAY TO BREW COFFEE!

This is the best thing since ant farms. This thing brews coffee so perfectly; no burnt coffee taste, not too many grounds in the bottom of the cup. I love it. Won’t brew any other way.
HilmaPetersham, MA

Doesnt work that well

I bought a better one at the local Asian market for half the price and it works better.

This one has too large holes on the bottom, the screw doesnt work that well, and it doesnt hold as much coffee.

BeaulahWalled Lake, MI

Missing a big piece

The only thing I see missing is a little screw-top-like thing for the filter. Once I add the hot water in, I am unable to turn the filter to make it lose. I have to use my fingers and it burns… ;\ Then again, I think that was a big issue for me so I hardly use this filter set…
RosendoCoffeeville, AL

Makes coffee like in the pho shop

Dress up like your favorite Vietnamese lady in the pho shop and make some iced coffee! It’s awesome. And cheaper. And tastes great.
TommyBrownsville, VT

Best Coffee Ever

Simple to use and easy to clean. Saw the ones with a screw on lid and went for this one instead. Great for those mornings when you don’t feel like going out for a coffee. A shot of Evaproated Milk and some ice, you’re better off than anywhere you may pay three times the price of this piece.
KeishaNewell, PA

Cute little coffee filter.

I love it. I am a flight attendant and take it with me on all my flights. I use it at home also.
CelineBlue Point, NY

Very please 🙂

I was very pleased with the filter and the customer service from the seller. The filter arrived before it was scheduled, and I was very happy!
NoellaBriar, MO

Great filter

This filter does what I purchased it for, and well at that. Just follow the instructions that come with it and you’re on your way to a great cup of ca phe!
JunkoBattle Lake, MN