One of the latest trends to have gripped the coffee brewing world, is the resurgence of the art and style of Siphon Coffee or the vacuum coffee maker.
Believed to have been simultaneously but independently invented in the mid-1800s by both a French house wife and a Scotsman the siphon coffee takes the Art of Coffee very much to the next level, where it is not just theatrics that count but also a decent understanding of the physics and chemistry of brewing.
The siphon works based on the principles of vacuum, and the little ‘movie’ that gets played out, tests physical principles right before your very eyes.
A lower chamber filled with a precise amount of water is heated to boiling point (some sets come with candle holders and wicks, others work on the stove top) in which the water is siphoned up to the upper chamber. With the heat source removed, here the perfectly ground coffee is placed in to the water that is now a precise temperature of between185 to 195 F (between 85 to 90 C) and stirred minimally to ensure a soaking of the coffee grounds.
Leaving the brew for precisely 1 minute and 10 seconds, the plunger is then removed to allow gravity to act on the coffee brew, filtering it through back in to the lower chamber.
Serving the coffee immediately, wait for the brew to cool down slightly and coffee aficionados rave about the most perfectly complex cup of coffee they have ever experienced.
Whether you’re a curious coffee fan, attracted to the theatrics of coffee, or the serious discerning coffee aficionado, we have short listed here and range of siphon coffee brewers that are perfect for a zen-like start to the perfectly brewed cup of coffee.
Top 10 Best Syphon (Siphon) Coffee Makers
The syphon coffee makers come in three different profiles, the basic top down, the balance and the bigger top down for stove top. All except the stove top syphon coffee maker comes with fuel burner.
- Hario Next NXA-5 5-Cup Syphon Coffee Maker – BIG CAPACITY
- Hario Technica TCA-3 3-Cup 360 ml Coffee Vacuum Syphon
- Coffee Master Royal Vienna Balance Coffee Maker – BALANCE SYPHON
- Hario Sommelier SCA-5 5-Cup Syphon Coffee Maker – BIG CAPACITY
- Coffee Master 5-Cup Syphon Vacuum Glass Coffee Maker – BIG CAPACITY
- Hario Technica 5-Cup Coffee Syphon – BIG CAPACITY
- Diguo Belgian Belgium Luxury Royal Family Balance Syphon Coffee Maker– BALANCE SYPHON
- Yama Glass 5-Cup Tabletop Ceramic 20oz Syphon Coffee Maker – BIG CAPACITY
- Yama Glass 8-Cup Stovetop Coffee Syphon – STOVE TOP, BIGGEST CAPACITY
- Bodum Pebo 8-Cup Vacuum Coffee Maker – STOVE TOP, BIGGEST CAPACITY
We found the only electric syphon coffee maker for those who would rather not have an open flame in the house from Diguo.
A Closer Look
Let’s take a closer look at each of these Syphon Coffee Makers.
Hario Next NXA-5 5-Cup Syphon Coffee Maker – BIG CAPACITY
- Made of the best heat resistant borosilicate glass from Hario
- Includes a soot free denatured alcohol burner
- Hario – the leader in beautiful glass coffee and tea makers and accessories. In Japanese, Hario means “King of Glass”.
Hario Technica TCA-3 360ml Coffee Vacuum Syphon – SMALL CAPACITY
- Hario coffee TCA-3 3 cup 360ml capacity heat-resistant glass Imported from Japan, HARIO heat-resistant glass in japan, Easy to use.
Coffee Master Royal Vienna Balance Coffee Maker (Gold/Silver) – BALANCE SYPHON
- CoffeeMaster Vienna Balance Coffee Maker
- Available in Gold or Silver Finish
- Accurate replica of 19th Century European design
- Makes fantastic sediment free coffee
Hario Sommelier SCA-5 5-Cup Syphon Coffee Maker – BIG CAPACITY
- Made of the best heat resistant borosilicate glass from Hario
- Modern look
- big 600 ml or 5-cup capacity
Coffee Master 5-Cup Syphon Vacuum Glass Coffee Maker – BIG CAPACITY
- Fantastic Tasting Sediment Free Coffee
- Perfect for the Coffee Connoisseur
- Clean & Simple Design
Hario Technica TCA-5 5-Cup Coffee Syphon – BIG CAPACITY
- Classic vacuum coffee brewer for remarkable quality coffee
- 5 cup/600 ml brewing capacity
- Supplied with alcohol burner
- Heatproof borosilicate glass
- Beautifully crafted by Hario Japan
Diguo Belgian Belgium Luxury Royal Family Balance Syphon Coffee Maker Gold/Silver F-2013B – BALANCE SYPHON
- Syphon Coffee Maker for 3-5 Espresso Cups (500ML– about 17 OZ)
- Beautiful Gold or Silver Color body with wooden boardbase finished in natural or black
- Stainless steel water retainer and plug
- Item included Heat-resistance glass, alcohol burner. Plated balancing shaft,and handle, measuring spoon and glassful cup.
- Manufactured & Distributed by Diguo.
Yama Glass 5-Cup Tabletop Ceramic 20oz Syphon Coffee Maker – BIG CAPACITY
- 20 oz (568.26ml) capacity
- Makes a smooth, delicious cup of coffee complete with butane burner
- This stylish siphon has a stylish upscale ceramic base with a beautiful look for any home or office
Yama Glass 8-Cup (40oz) Stovetop Coffee Syphon – STOVE TOP, BIGGEST CAPACITY
- Unique, theatrical way to make coffee; 40-ounce (8-cup) capacity
- Vacuum brewed coffee produces a cleaner, richer, and smoother cup
- Made of heat resistant borosilicate glass; heat-resistant handle
- Works on gas and electric rangetops; comes with wire diffuser for use on electric coil burners
- Dishwasher and microwave safe
Also: Yama Glass 5-Cup (22oz) Stovetop Coffee Syphon – STOVE TOP
Bodum Pebo 8-Cup Vacuum Coffee Maker 1 L/34 oz – STOVE TOP, BIGGEST CAPACITY
- Its exceptionally effective vacuum brewing method extracts all precious oils of your favorite coffee.
- The vacuum brewing process is entirely sealed off so no aroma can escape.
- In addition, the brewing time and temperature are perfectly calibrated, ensuring a perfect cup of coffee with each brew.
- Depending on the amount of water used, the PEBO can brew delicious coffee within 5 to 11 minutes, serving anywhere from 4 to 8 cups (0.5l/10oz,max. 1.0l/34oz).
- The Heisenberg Syphon coffee maker by GROSCHE has a unique design that looks beautiful in any home or office
- Heat resistant borosilicate glass construction is light weight, safe with open flames and durable. It can be used with aftermarket burners, as well as with the included alcohol burner (flammable fuel not included)
- Package Includes Alcohol Burner (without flammable fuel) and Scoop
- The Syphon Coffee maker is for true coffee -perfectionists. It is not the most easy to use coffee maker, but it gives you a unique control over the coffee breing process, and smooth flavor. It Brews 3 cups of coffee to perfection in only 10 minutes
The new generation Diguo Electric Syphon Coffee Brewer is a safe and convenient way to quickly make coffee with all the advantages of syphone or vacuum brewing. Equipped with an electric heater and temperature control, it lets you make your coffee the way you want it at the rigth speed typically under 5 mins. The unit can also be used to make tea. There is no alcohol or open flame to content with making it easy and safe to use.
Siphon Coffee Championships
If you want to take the art to the next level, check out the Siphon Coffee Championships.