What you need:
- Siphon set
|BREW TIME||4 min|
Siphon coffee was invented in the 1840s more or less simultaneously by a French housewife and Scottish marine engineer. It’s been refined many times, but a few principles hold true: It produces a delicate, and beautifully “clean” tasting cup of coffee! It can be quite fancy and it is, in our opinion, one of the coolest brew methods available
- Soak your filter in a warm water bath for at least five minutes, then drop it into the bottom of your siphons top component, and hook to the bottom of the glass tubing.
- Use pre-heated water to make things move quicker. Make sure the outside of the globe is very dry before you turn on the heat to prevent the glass from cracking.
- Fill your siphons bottom component with 400ml of hot water (about up to the #5 mark on a Yama or Hario siphon).
- Insert the top component, filter and all, into the bulb. You don’t have to press too hard; just make sure it’s securely and evenly in place. Position the entire assembly above your heat source.
- While the water is heating, measure out 40 grams of coffee (about 6 Tbsp.) and grind to a medium coarseness (similar to table salt).
- Soon, the water in the bulb will begin boiling and rise up into the hopper. For some physics-related reason we don’t fully understand, a little bit will stay in the bottom. Don’t worry about this little bit.
- Once the water has moved into the top, turn your heat source down so that the water is between 185-195 degrees F.
- Create whirlpool by stirring the water with a bamboo paddle. Add your coffee, and submerge it with a bamboo paddle.
- Let the coffee brew, undisturbed, for forty seconds (use a timer) and stir again gently to make sure all coffee is immersed.
- At a minute thirty (1:30) remove your siphon from its heat source and give it another big swirl with the bamboo paddle.
- Your coffee should take another minute or so to draw downward and finally rest in the bottom. You’ll know it’s ready when a dome of grounds has formed at the top of the filter, and when the coffee at the bottom has begun to bubble a bit.
- Remove the top component and serve. In order to guarantee the most complex cup, give the coffee a few minutes to cool.
- Please don’t add anything to it. Enjoy!