In the pursuit of good coffee, I explore all brewing possibilities world over and the Vietnamese phin has always fascinated me. Though small it makes a mean cup of Joe. But the humble phin has its own limitations where the grind size decides the brew time and mostly fit for robusta varietals. So for third wave and speciality coffees this is a serious limitation. Accidentally I stumbled onto this Gentleman from China selling his innovative products from Beijing and placed an order for his product. This design though looks like a phin, works on the principles of a bell siphon. It's all stainless steel, very well built ( around 200 grams in weight ) and also has a stainless mesh filter. There is no paper or cloth filters and you can grind the coffee as fine as you want and brew as long as you want and on top of that it's travel friendly. Brewing techniques and recipe possibilities are literally limitless. I can tell you that besides the French press and vacuum coffee , this is one among the best. Not sure of his name, but here is the eBay link for your reference. He also builts coffee roaster and also various other stuff where he sells his stuff on eBay . By the way not sure if there is any product like this in the market now and this is a awesome brewer in the single cup coffee market.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/coffee-maker-b ... %7Ciid%3A1
How the Bell syphon works ?
Coffee preparation techniques besides espresso like pourover.
Photos of the brewer ...
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Cool! What keeps the grounds from being sucked along with the water into the cup for the finished coffee?
The coffee is safely enclosed in a stainless steel mesh which is nested inside ...so only the coffee ie water gets sucked out of the chamber but the grounds stay in the brew chamber. Ingenuios design I should say.