The Vacuum pot, also known as a siphon, is an extremely effective method of brewing coffee. It requires a little patience and dedication, but with time and practice, the siphon can produce a cup of coffee to rival any out there. It is particularly effective for revealing the complexity and purity of coffee that comes forth in a lighter roast. This aspect makes it the choice brewing technique for many coffee aficionados.
Step one: Measure water
Measure the amount of water you will be using and place in the lower chamber of the siphon.
Step two: Begin heating water
Step three: Measure coffee
Measure out whole bean coffee. We recommend a 1:16 ratio of coffee to water. With this brew method, we advise using 9 grams of coffee for every 6 ounces of water.
Step four: Grind coffee
Grind coffee on a medium grind.
Step five: Place upper chamber
Once the water in the lower chamber is near boiling, place the upper chamber back on the lower section being careful to allow for a tight seal between the chambers. This seal will create positive pressure that will force the water to begin traveling from the lower chamber to the upper, once it reaches a particular temperature.
Step six: lower heat
When ¾ of the water has travelled to the upper chamber, lower your heating element to medium-low.
Step seven: Add coffee
Once nearly all the water has traveled to the upper chamber, add coffee and stir thoroughly to ensure all the coffee is saturated.
Step eight: Brew for 2 minutes
Step nine: Turn off heat
Turn off the heating element and remove from underneath the siphon.
Step ten: Upper to lower
Allow coffee to travel from upper to lower chamber. Ideally, this process should take between 20-45 seconds. If the coffee travels too quickly or not quickly enough, adjust the grind accordingly.
Step eleven: Remove upper chamber
Remove upper chamber from the lower unit.
Step twelve: Pour & Enjoy
Pour into a mug directly from the lower section and cheers to delicious coffee!