The Mystery and Allure of Syphon Coffee Brewing

Poojya Prasad

For many coffee lovers, syphon is the final frontier of manual brewing. Over 160 years old and still going strong, the syphon (also called siphon or vac pot) continues to enchant coffee connoisseurs. To some the syphon is reminiscent of an equipment in a chemistry lab, but to passionate patrons of this brewing method, its magic is akin to alchemy. The syphon was invented in Germany in 1830s. The design and the materials used have evolved over time, but its sway on coffee lovers holds steady. It is a full immersion method of coffee brewing, where the dynamics of gravity...

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