Are you into unique coffee brewing methods, science experience, and just great coffee? If so, you have to purchase a coffee siphon. They are similar is intriguing design to the iced drip coffee towers, but work a bit differently. Many of the set ups are just a stunning to have out as a show piece and a conversation starter. However, they can be as simple as a coffee carafe and the coffee grounds section on top. These are also sometimes referred to as vacuum brewers, although they actually push the water up into the coffee grounds instead of sucking them down into the pot. Only in the final steps does it vacuum out the brewed coffee into the carafe.
How to Use a Coffee Syphon Brewer
Step One – Filter
Place the filter in the upper section that will hold the freshly ground coffee beans. Be sure to secure it in place to avoid the grounds from escaping into the bottom vessel.
Step Two – Boiling Water
Boil fresh filtered water and add it to the bottom section. This will help the process begin faster and does not affect the flavor of the finished brew. In this new age the Hario heat beamer is an awesome and safe way to heat your boiling water.
Step Three – Grinding the Beans
You should always grind your coffee beans just before you are going to use your coffee siphon. This will ensure the freshest and most flavorful brew possible.
Step Four – Adding Grounds to Upper Vessel
Carefully add the fresh grounds to the upper chamber so that they do not slip past the filter.
Step Five – Assembling the Brewer
Now that all the sections are loaded with water and coffee grounds, you can complete the setup. Depending on the type you are using, slip the upper portion into position on top of the lower carafe. Then, move the heat source in place or be sure the bottom vessel is over your stove burner.
Step Six – Time to Turn Up the Heat
Turn on your heat source and adjust it to your preferred temperature. Some people like to slowly bring the water back to a boil and other like it to happen faster. For light roast coffees it is preferably better to brew it slowly without the heat bubbles that would mess up the extraction process of the coffee making your light roast single origin coffee bitter.
Step Seven – Stir the Grounds
As the pressure in the bottom pushes the water up into the top portion of the coffee siphon, you will need to constantly stir the coffee grounds. This will ensure all the grounds are moistened and will brew evenly.
Step Eight – Bringing Down the Heat
When a sufficient amount water has been transferred to the upper vessel, it is time to take the heat source away or turn it off. You can always use a wet clean towel to wrap around the bottom vessel to bring down the heat faster if you’re in a hurry.
Step Nine – Watch the magic Happen
Once you remove the heat and the water vapors in the bottom pot begin to cool, the vacuum action on your coffee siphon begins. The brew will then be sucked down into the carafe.
Step Ten – Careful Removal
Once all the coffee brew in the top portion has been transferred to the bottom, you can very carefully remove it. Remember, it could be a bit warm to the touch.
That is it; you have brewed a great pot of coffee using your coffee syphon. The only thing to do now is to sit back, relax, and enjoy every sip. Not only are these brewers interesting, but a coffee siphon will always make an excellent brew.