The Vietnamese coffee filter is a small stainless steel vessel with a filter basket, a wide base and a lid. The filter unit is placed on top of a coffee cup OR glass. The filter is filled with coffee grounds, and hot water is poured over the grounds. The lid is placed back on the filter while the coffee steeps. Once all the water has flowed through the coffee is ready to drink.
Coffee Making Procedure
- Sit the filter on top of a glass (for iced coffee) or a mug (for hot coffee).
- Remove the filter lid the turn the center post counter clockwise and remove the screen. Add 3 to 4 teaspoons of Vietnamese or other espresso ground coffee.
- Replace the screen and tighten the screw moderately. Pour in a little boiling water to fill about 1/4 of the coffee filter. Wait for about 20 to 30 seconds. Undo the screw at least two turns.
- Refill with boiling water and replace the lid. The coffee is ready when it has stopped dripping.