Accessories for Brewing Coffee and Tea
Welcome to our Accessories Store! Here you will find everything you need to prepare your coffee and tea in any exotic - or simplified - way you might desire.
Interested in Vietnamese Iced Coffee? To brew your own strong, sweet, delicious Vietnamese style iced coffee, you will need one of our Vietnamese coffees, some sweetened condensed milk, and either a Phin filter or a French coffee press. Traditionally, the coffee is brewed in a Phin filter placed over a glass full of ice with a thick layer of condensed milk at the bottom. However, you can get a similar taste in a larger volume by brewing the coffee in a French press at 150% strength, and then pouring over ice and condensed milk.
Single cup filter / brewer (Phin)
Authentic Vietnamese café style
Stainless steel Vietnamese single-cup brewer (called a Phin), 4 piece kit with instructions. This little filter is perfect for brewing a single cup of intense, delicious coffee in the traditional way (6-7 ounces, typically). When guests visit, use a separate filter and cup for each person and add sweetened condensed milk for the authentic coffeehouse experience. We now offer larger capacity Phins as well.
$4.95 for 500g Vietnamese coffee, condensed milk, and Phin brewer
7 & 8oz gravity
Extra-Large 15oz Phin Coffee Brewer
Authentic Vietnamese style
The same intense coffee, the same ease of use and cleanup--but now you can make 15 ounces at a time! Brews in the exact same drip method as a regular Phin. Makes two servings (or one BIG serving) of strong hot coffee, or a whole pitcher of iced coffee.
$8.95 for 8oz
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Genuine Vietnamese-style sweetened condensed milk with only two ingredients: milk and sugar
Genuine Vietnamese Sweetened Condensed Milk, Longevity Brand
You might be familiar with American sweetened condensed milk, used to make caramel or pumpkin pies, but Vietnamese sweetened condensed milk is a little different. It is made with thick whole milk for extra creaminess, and as a result, lightens coffee much better than Carnation or other brands available in America.
NEW: Longevity Gold! The difference between the two varieties (Original and Gold) is quite subtle, but Gold has a higher percentage of cream. This gives Gold a distinctly buttery taste that complements the Vietnamese butter-roast very well.
Delicious in both hot and iced coffee.
$3.95 for 14oz, Longevity brand
Philippines "Blonde" Muscovado Sugar
- perfect for coffee!
Muscovado sugar is made from sugar cane juice and contains all the natural flavor and minerals,
like Demerara sugar. However, blonde Muscovado processing results in a fine-grained
sugar that is much easier to use than Demerara. It melts faster in beverages and can be used exactly like
regular brown sugar in recipes.
How This Special Sugar Is Made...
This Muscovado is made the old fashioned way with Kalamansi (a tiny native lime) and fresh coconut milk. First the sugar cane is cut/harvested by hand. It is washed and then chopped, soaked and pressed to extract the juice from the sugar cane. This juice is heated with a little lime juice added. They also cut coconuts off the trees, grate the coconut meat and press out fresh coconut milk, which is sprinkled into the heating cane juice. This keeps the juice from foaming as it heats. The resulting Muscovado is actually about 0.2% coconut milk. The process is similar to making fudge. Once this cane juice becomes thick and crystallizes, it is poured into coconut shells or cups where it finishes solidifying by sun drying. The dried cane juice is then pounded to yield a natural, moist, unrefined sugar. This gives it its fine, irregular texture.
The sugar is hand-boiled at a small sugar mill that employs underprivileged women. The sugar is richer in minerals than regular sugar, making it a healthy choice, as well as an ethical one.
Some Muscovado sugar can be very dark and moist, with a flavor too heavy for coffee. However, we have formed a relationship with a producer in the Philippines whose Muscovado is a lighter-colored, lighter-flavored, dryer-textured sugar that is both easier to use and an absolutely perfect sugar for coffee.
Try it with vanilla! Our vanilla sugar includes a 2" piece of natural vanilla bean in packed in the bag. It's fragrant and deliciously vanilla-flavored, and amazing as a topping for fruit, cereal, or toast, too!
"My wife and I became used to enjoying what is called mascabado sugar (same as "muscavado") while living in Mexico but this organic product from the Phillippines is superior in both texture and flavor. Truly the best sugar we have ever had!"
- Kevin K, Colorado
$1.75 for 4oz
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These innovations allow anyone to brew their favorite coffees in a standard K-Cup Keurig brewing machine. Save money, save the environment, and enjoy the world's best coffee!
EZ-Cup for Keurig K-Cup Machines
Our favorite all-around Keurig-compatible device for brewing Vietnamese coffee. Combines the ease-of-use of the My K-Cup with the quality brew of the My-Kap because the paper filter slows down the brewing process to the proper speed. Save 50 cents or more per cup and brew the coffee you want, not the coffee Green Mountain wants you to buy!
EZ-Cup is the best solution we've found for Keurig k-cup machines. Keurig's own My K-Cup uses a metal filter, which just doesn't give a good brew; My-Kap re-uses the actual K-cups themselves, which works great, but is a little fiddly and requires that you keep buying K-cups so you can use them.
EZ-Cup, on the other hand, is a re-usable device that holds its own disposable, biodegradable paper filter. This gives you the best brew possible in a Keurig machine, while reducing waste and improving economy. Most coffees brew well this way; we've tried it with a number of Trung Nguyen coffees, our Liberica, and Nacha Thai coffee, and all came out quite good.
Use is very simple. Place a single paper filter into the EZ-Cup, fill with ground coffee, fold the little paper flap over, and press the lid on top to hold it all together. Then just stick it into your Keurig like a regular K-cup, and you're on your way! But if you'd like more detail, here's our own video instructions:
$10.95 for 15 sachets
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