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The Vietnamese Coffee Tool That Lets You Take A Breather


Whatever you’re doing for self-care these days (charcoal masks, sound baths, staying home on a Friday night), consider adding this to the rotation: a cup of coffee that’s all about slowing things down.

That’s the vibe of Cafe Phin, opened by Sahra Nguyen of Nguyen Coffee Supply inside longtime Lower East Side Vietnamese eatery An Choi in April. The backbone of the coffee shop is the phin, a traditional metal filter that Nguyen describes as a cross between the pour over and French press and produces a deeply satisfying brew.

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