Growing up, my family who had immigrated from Vietnam always made coffee in our traditional way. Not only was the dark roasted coffee enjoyable to drink, the process it was made always intrigued me. It was a manual process that was slower than other methods and it made me enjoy the mornings by slowing things down and making me more mindful.
Living in Chicago, Ca Phe Sua Da (Vietnamese Iced Coffee) wasn't as accessible to get unless you made it at home. Though the original filter was great, it still had some problems......
The original design makes it difficult to clean out the coffee grounds!
So I decided to take a chance and redesign one of my own.
With my design, I wanted to address how the coffee grounds were cleaned. So I prototyped how I could make it easier.
I also wanted to elevate this design and refine its form, treating it more as a sculpture.
How do I use PHIN?
Step One: Add in your course coffee grounds.
Step Two: Level out the grounds in the filter and put the pusher on top of the grounds.
Step Three: Pour in your hot water to start the brew!
Step Four: Once you've waited about 5-7 minutes to finish brewing, take off the filter portion and rest it onto the cap.
Step Five: Use the pitcher to pour into your cup and enjoy!
With your help, we'll be able to bring PHIN to life. If the project were to be funded, I will contact the local ceramicists I have been working with on this design to begin slipcasting the forms. I will also begin to make the recipe book for the special backers. I'm hoping to bring a unique coffee product to the coffee enthusiasts who would appreciate it, and with the contribution of the Kickstarter community that goal will be possible.
Project is launched and will run for 30 days!
Project ends, production begins!
Production will finish. Check up on quality.
Begin shipping and you and your PHIN will be together!
Risks and challenges
Shipping will be a challenge as ceramic is fragile, but I am enrolled in a course called Entrepreneurial Product Development at the University of Illinois in Chicago that has been working with Kickstarter for years. With that, I am under the expert guidance of my professor Ted Burdett and the experience of alumni shipping. Also with any project, there is no guarantee that every set will be uniform but I will closely work with the ceramicists to ensure the best quality possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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