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Royal Siphon Coffee Maker - what's the brew-haha with syphon coffee makers

Updated on June 9, 2011

Whats that contraption --- "A siphon coffee maker"

What else does it do?

You might remember this fun exchange from the movie "The Bucket List," when Morgan Freeman reacts in wonder at Jack Nicholson's elaborate coffee set up. A Siphon Coffee maker and Kopi Luwak together show off Nicholsons character's elaborate tastes.

"The Most expensive coffee in the world," he says. "I know, you wouldn't get me drinking that crap, Im more the Instant coffee type"

Well, this comical exchange piques my interest so I started research. I am a coffee fanatic and I have to admit the system was unknown to me.

Turns out they are also called "vacpots" which wasn't unknown to me. Some of the top coffee authorities in the world, contend that siphon coffee making produces the best cup of joe to be had.


Whats a Siphon Coffeemaker
Whats a Siphon Coffeemaker

Coffee Sculpting

Not Just an Appliance, Siphon Coffee makers can be works of art and conversation pieces.

Making coffee with one is an entertaining and alchemical process, turning fresh grinds into bubbling java gold.

Use Green Mountain Coffee

How does a Siphon Coffee Maker work?

A vacuum coffee maker works on the principle of expansion and contraction of gases. the gas used in this method is water and it allows the siphon coffee maker to brew a full infusion style of coffee while also meticulously filtering the coffee.

The Most Expensive Coffee In the World

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The balancing siphon coffeemaker

If you truly want to make coffee like a chemist , a tabletop balancing siphon coffeemaker is your best bet.

Reviews online about balancing siphon coffee makers are all pretty much the same - they are awesome! - the complicated appearance is a bit of a trick , you have far less moving parts and ways things can go wrong with a siphon coffeemaker then a traditional coffeemaker.

Currently, the most elaborate siphon coffeemakers are available on eBay, replacement parts are also easiest to find there. The Yama Siphon coffeemaker brand is well represented on Amazon also.

See a Siphon Coffee Maker at Work

The best part about Vacuum Siphon Coffee Makers is the process, its magical, it looks amazing and the process makes your coffee taste that much better.

Using a Vacuum Coffee Maker at Holiday Gathering will quickly become a tradition that everyone looks forward to but the joy is, it doesn't have to be reserved for special events, the stovetop models work as fast as it takes to get the water to temp.

Replacement parts for a Siphon Coffee Filter

The Bucket List Coffeemaker
The Bucket List Coffeemaker

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    • Dao Hoa profile image

      Dao Hoa 8 years ago

      It looks like you are setting up for a Chemistry experiment. :)

    • ediggity profile image

      ediggity 8 years ago

      That's some crazy coffee brewin.

    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Well, I'm sold! I like a real cup of coffee. I grind my beans (One day I hope to roast them - seriously!) and use a french press. It's okay but I want it hotter!

      Well, I will bookmark this and invest in it - and settle down for a winter with some good coffee!

      Thanks a million$$$$!

    • Les Trois Chenes profile image

      Les Trois Chenes 8 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      Love title