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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 16 2019 10:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

Vietnamese Coffee? 

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!


Introducing PHIN

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!


Next Steps

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.


Timeline

FEBRUARY

Project is launched and will run for 30 days!

MARCH 

Project ends, production begins!

MAY

Production will finish. Check up on quality.

JUNE 

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.

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    A Generous Helpful Hand

    Be a part of the process and journey of this project and get a generous thank you! I will be super appreciative of your contribution to bring PHIN to life!

    Cảm ơn, nhiều!

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    A Zine about Vietnamese Coffee

    Not only will you get a HUGE thank you, but you will also get an instructional zine on how to brew traditional Vietnamese coffee illustrated by me!

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    • How to Brew Traditional Vietnamese Coffee
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    Early Bird Special

    Get in on the first batch of PHIN and I'll include a zine on how to use your new coffee filter for free!

    Includes:
    • How to Brew Traditional Vietnamese Coffee
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    One PHIN filter

    Get one unique PHIN filter of your own once the production is done!

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Funding period

- (28 days)