How To Make Philz Coffee At Home

If you are a coffee addict, then you probably feel that nothing compares to starting a new day with a delicious cup of coffee. The taste of the coffee will stimulate the senses deeply, making us more alert and ready to get the job done. If you love making yourself a delicious, quick cup of coffee in the morning, this article is for you. Let’s learn together how to make Philz coffee at home as simple but delicious as the coffee cups bought in the store.

Philz Coffee

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Philz Coffee – is one of the famous coffee brands in the third wave of coffee. Coming from San Francisco, this coffee shop chain currently has 69 stores across the US states. 

At the forefront of the third wave of coffee, Philz Coffee engages customers with handcrafted coffee cups created to each guest’s taste. Unlike other coffee shops, you won’t be able to walk into Philz Coffee to buy a latte, espresso, or ready-to-drink coffee. Instead at Philz, they have 16 to 20 different custom coffee blends. 

You can add milk (almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk,…) or add sugar. The baristas will hand-craft coffee cup by cup, and custom seasoning according to customer preferences.

What type of cream does Philz use?

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Not only known as a brand that uses high-quality coffee sources, but Philz Coffee is also famous for the sophistication of using cream in their drinks. A Philz bartender once revealed that this chain of stores uses heavy cream in their coffee recipes. So what made a big brand choose Heavy Cream over Half & Half?

If you pay close attention, the creamy texture in Philz’s coffee has a good finish, nice form, and high sharpness. The secret lies in the cream Philz uses. Heavy Cream is a dairy product that is high in fat and easily whipped. When whipped well, the cream can double in volume. 

Therefore, when you enjoy Philz’s coffee, you will feel it because it is greasy. Half & Half is the opposite. As the name implies, the composition of this cream is half cream and half milk. It will therefore have a looser and less greasy texture than Heavy Cream. The fat content in Heavy Cream is close to 40% and in Half & Half, it will be only ~15%.

What syrup does Philz Coffee use?

According to the company, Philz’s coffee does not use any artificial flavoring syrup. Even Philz’s best-selling drink, Iced Mint Mojito, is made entirely from fresh mint leaves and uses sugar to sweeten it. However, to replace sugar, Philz Coffee also has a few options for you: honey or diet sugars (Splenda, Sweet’s Low, …)

How do you make Philz Coffee drinks?

Method 1

We will guide you to make Philz coffee in a pour-over style – brewed coffee using the drip method through a funnel-shaped filter paper and a set of funnels.

Materials and tools:

  • Ground coffee: 15g
  • Water: 200ml
  • Dedicated paper filter
  • Coffee pot


  1. Bring water to a boil, the ideal coffee-making temperature is about 95 degrees Celsius
  2. Place the filter paper on and pour in the coffee grounds
  3. Pour 100ml of hot water into the coffee grounds to soak the grounds
  4. After 30 seconds, slowly pour in 200ml of hot water in a clockwise direction. Make sure all coffee grounds are in contact with water. Keep waiting for 5 minutes
  5. Pour the coffee from the hopper into the cup and enjoy

Method 2

Using an Espresso machine. This brewing method will keep the full flavor of the coffee.

Materials and tools:

  • Single Shot: 9 grams
  • Double Shot: 20 grams
  • Grinder
  • Coffee pot


  1. Grind the coffee into fine particles according to the espresso setting and place in the portafilter
  2. Timer and brew coffee grounds for 30 seconds
  3. Pour into a cup and enjoy the result

Note: If the coffee comes out slowly, grind the coffee finer, if it comes out fast, grinds the coffee coarser

Method 3

Brew coffee using the Cold Brew method

Materials and tools:

  • Coffee: 88 grams (coffee beans or raw ground coffee)
  • Water: 700 ml
  • Cold Brew
  • Coffee pot
  • Dedicated paper filter
  • Stirring spoon


  1. Grind 88g of pure, clean coffee beans at a coarse level, not finely ground
  2. Put the prepared ground coffee into the Cold Brew, slowly pour in 250ml of water, and stir until the coffee grounds absorb the water. Use a spoon to gently stir the coffee for 30 seconds, then the water will come out slowly.
  3. After the water has drained out, slowly pour in 250ml of water and stir in the same way for another 30 seconds.
  4. Continue doing the same with the rest of the water, stirring gently for 30 seconds.
  5. Close the lid tightly and put it in the fridge for 10~12 hours
  6. After brewing for enough time, take the coffee out of the refrigerator. Take out the filter paper and coffee grounds
  7. Pour the coffee into the cup and enjoy.

How do you make homemade Philz sweet and creamy coffee?

Famous for its coffee and cream-based drinks, Philz Coffee conquers customers’ palates with the use of rich, creamy Heavy Cream with beautiful texture. Next, we will learn together the recipe for sweet and rich Philz coffee cups:

Materials and tools

  • Ground coffee: 30 grams
  • Heavy cream: 200ml
  • Brown sugar: 15 grams
  • Special paper coffee filter
  • Water: 300ml
  • Coffee pot
  • Stirring spoon


  1. In boiling water, the ideal coffee-making temperature is about 95 degrees Celsius.
  2. Whip heavy cream for about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add sugar to the coffee cup.
  4. Place the filter paper over the coffee grounds.
  5. Pour 100ml of hot water into the coffee grounds to soak the grounds.
  6. After 30 seconds, slowly pour in 200ml of hot water in a clockwise direction. Make sure all coffee grounds are in contact with water. Continue to wait for 5 minutes.
  7. Fill the cup with coffee and add whipped cream and enjoy.

Some notes when making Philz Coffee at home

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Here are tips shared by the Philz Coffee brand for you to make making coffee at home simpler and easier.

  • Coffee beans should be used 2 weeks after they were roasted to preserve the freshness of the beans. Coffee should only be ground 15 minutes before brewing.
  • Save the choice of water to make reasonable coffee. It should be clean, odorless, well-filtered water.
  • Adjust the degree of grinding of coffee beans to suit each coffee brewing method. For coffee with a short brewing time, it is better to grind finer than coffee with a long brewing time
  • If you don’t have a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water, bring it to a boil and let it cool for 5 seconds. At this point, the water will reach the right temperature for making coffee.
  • Thoroughly and carefully clean the utensils you use to make coffee.
  • Carefully check the ingredients before proceeding with the preparation to avoid using damaging ingredients that affect the taste of your coffee cup as well as your health.

It is not difficult for you to make a cup of coffee at home and have the same taste as buying at a Philz Coffee store. Therefore, try to apply some of the recipes that the article provides and create your cup of coffee. Also, keep in mind the notes shared in the article so that your coffee cup is always perfect.