For those who don't like the dense consistency of French press coffee, the Yama Vac Pot makes for a superb alternative. And because the Yama's filter is made of cloth instead of paper, most of the coffee oils are retained during the brewing process, strengthening taste.
Vacuum brewed coffee was invented in France in the 1840s and became very popular in the United States around the middle part of the 20th century. Companies like Cory, General Electric, Silex, Sunbeam, Westinghouse and others had entire lines of vacuum brewers for sale at this time. The vacuum brew method produced great tasting filter coffee but fell out of favour during the 1950s when convenience became the flavour of the day. Vacuum brewing remained popular in other parts of the world, most notably Europe and Japan, but in the U.S., percolation, auto drip and instant coffees gradually replaced vacuum brewing, ushering in an era of super convenience for the American home coffee-maker at a great cost: the loss of quality.
Today, first-rate coffee is making a major comeback and that means vacuum brewers are back in style. The vacuum technique involves brewing coffee at an ideal temperature to ensure the perfect cup. And its distinctive way of making coffee is pure theatre: you will be enthralled by the performance and the results!
This exquisite special edition Yama syphon brewer comes with a decorative ceramic base and a Rekrow butane burner valued at $49.95.
The Yama Vacuum Brewer CNT-5 produces 5 cups (591 ml, 20 oz) - Yama defines one cup as 118ml/4oz of coffee. The Yama vacuum method requires a slightly finer grind than a normal auto drip, although it is very forgiving for almost any grind type.
Features an alcohol burner and a 3 cup (16 oz) brewing capacity.
Features an alcohol burner and a 5 cup (20 oz) brewing capacity.
Bodum Pebo Vacuum Coffee Maker, 8 Cup, 1.0 L, 34 Oz, Black.
No other coffee maker has fascinated passionate coffee drinkers like the Santos. Here Jrgen Bodum tells the Santos story, and after you read it you'll understand why this passion for coffee has lasted two generations and will, no doubt, last for two more at least:
"In the mid-50's my father, Peter Bodum, imported a French 'vacuum' coffee maker and sold it for a couple of years on the Danish market. Although he found it both expensive and unsatisfactory he was convinced that the 'vacuum coffee brewing system' was the best way to brew a good cup of coffee. With this in mind he set out to develop the first Bodum vacuum coffee maker in cooperation with one of Denmark's first product designers, the architect Kaas Klaeson. Their slogan, 'design should not be expensive,' is one that Bodum still stands for.
Product development in 1950's Denmark needed a pioneer's vision. From the first model, called Mocca, to the highly successful Santos, my father improved both the practical aspect of the vacuum coffee system and the quality of the coffee brewed in it. In creating a coffee maker to use on the stovetop as well as on a spirit burner at the table, he bridged the gap between everyday use and special events. His new, revolutionary nylon filter achieved a break-through in coffee brewing quality, far overshadowing the existing cotton and glass filters on the market. This patented filter strained coffee to a fine, tasteful and still aromatic coffee with nearly no sediments left over in the cup a feat no coffee filter of the time was capable of.
With its patented 'valve sealing' a safety issue was solved by preventing too high of a vacuum to be formed. Santos became the coffee maker of the '50s, '60s, and a good part of the '70s. Its popularity grew to the point you could find a Santos in nearly every Scandinavian home.
During the '60s my father added a number of new models to the collection. The Domingo, small and convenient, for 4-6 cups, and the Rio, for a full 12 cups and used mainly by restaurants. The Danish supermarket chain Irma even set up a catering kitchen with as many as 100 Rio coffee makers constantly brewing. When the brewing process was finished, the funnel was removed and the glass jug was placed in a thermos box and delivered to private parties by van. In this way, a hot and excellent coffee was delivered as an after-dinner surprise. Aromatic and delightfully served!
The magic of Santos and my father's other glass coffee makers held people spellbound! People wanted to follow the visual wonder of water rising into the funnel and its mysterious return as black coffee into the serving jug. A unique physical process with the ideal balance between the 94C, 201 F water and just the right brewing time, extracting the finest aroma from all types of coffee."
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Instructions for use:
1. Pour the desired amount of water into the bottom glass jug.
2. Then place the jug either on an electric, gas or methylated spirits stove. The glass jug may be wet on the outside. For gas stoves we recommend that you use a heat diffuser.
3. Now insert the filter in the funnel.
4. There is a small chain on the filter with a hook. Pull the chain gently and secure the hook to the edge of the tube.
5. Place the ground coffee in the glass funnel. Use one scoop of coffee for each cup of coffee desired. Any grind of coffee can be used.
6. Now place the glass funnel on the jug and bring the water to a boil.
7. The water in the jug will now rise into the funnel and mix with the ground coffee. Around 2 cm of water will remain in the glass jug at the bottom. (If no water remains in the jug, it must be removed from the heat immediately since there is a risk that it will crack from the heat).
8. Now take the coffee maker off the heat and place it on a surface which is neither cold nor wet. The coffee is now "brewed", the coffee should now pass into the lower jug. Should it cease to fall into the jug simply replace onto the heat and bring to the boil again.
9. As soon as the coffee has run out of the glass funnel into the jug, remove the funnel. The coffee is now ready to drink. Clean the funnel by removing the coffee grounds, releasing the filter hook from the glass tube and rinsing both thoroughly with hot water. You may wash thoroughly with a mild soapy water, using care not to bump or damage the glass funnel.
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The Green Beanery is proud to introduce a marvel to its line-up, the Yama Vacuum Coffee Brewer (also known as a coffee siphon). If you've never had vacuum brewed coffee before, you'll be in for a treat, both visually and in taste.
For those who don't like French Presses for the sludge and chunks that can slip into the coffee cup, the Yama Vac Pot is a superb alternative. And because the Yama's filter is made of cloth instead of paper, most of the coffee oils remain with the coffee, retaining the taste desired for that perfect cup.
Vacuum brewed coffee was invented in France in the 1840s and became very popular in the United States around the middle part of the 20th century. Companies like Cory, General Electric, Silex, Sunbeam, Westinghouse and others had entire lines of vacuum brewers for sale during this period. This brewing method undeniably produced the best tasting filter coffee, but it lost favor in the convenience-obsessed America of the 1950s and beyond. While other parts of the world continued to use vacuum brewers (most notably Europe and Japan), in the U.S., percolation, auto drip and instant coffees gradually replaced vacuum brewing use, bringing super convenient (but lacking in taste!) coffee to the American breakfast table.
Today, quality coffee is making a major comeback in North America and, as a result, people are starting to use vacuum brewers again. The vacuum technique of brewing coffee at perfect brewing temperatures ensures a perfect cup. And the way it makes the coffee! Everyone who sees a vac pot in action is enthralled by the process. You will be, as well.
The Yama Vacuum Brewer SY-8 produces 8 cups (946 ml, 32 oz) of quality coffee (Yama defines one cup as 118ml/4oz of coffee), and requires a slightly finer grind than a normal auto drip, though it is very forgiving for almost any grind type. The SY-5 produces 5 cups (20 oz) of coffee.
These Yama Vacuum Brewers can be placed directly on a stovetop but be sure to keep the flame lower than usual or the brewer's handle will overheat, leaving it too hot to grip.
The Yama Vacuum Brewer ships with a wire grid for stovetop use, one spare cloth filter, the filter assembly, a measuring spoon, a lid/stand, and the vacuum brewer. Extra filters are available for an additional charge.View full product details
Hario Coffee Syphon Technica includes:
Do you take great care while brewing your coffee? That's great! The Hario Syphon Technica 2 cup is ideal for preparation of a professional quality cup of coffee for two within a few minutes. This is a classic way to brew a clean and delicious cup of coffee in laboratory standards. While enjoying a rich aroma, you can also visually enjoy the coffee moving up and down through the glass bowl. If the extraction times are the same, there is little difference in flavour, making this apparatus a favourite amongst professionals.
Available as a 2 cup, 3 cup or 5 cup.View full product details