Fox_Scoulder
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Nov 3, 2017
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Hi friends,
Is anyone else making Siphon coffee? Over the summer I made the efforts of perfecting my siphon use after being tired of having it rest on a shelf as a display piece. I found using the recipe that Blue Bottles uses to be the easiest for my Hario 5 cup. 38grams of coffee ground slightly finer than drip, 80 degree water & a 90 second brew time. I found that by putting two-three ice cubes into the upper chamber after the water boiled brought the boiled water down to the perfect brewing temperature, as opposed to waiting the interminable length of time for the water to cool on its own.
Nov 3, 2017
jkiemele
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Nov 6, 2017
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I've really wanted to try siphon coffee, but I have yet to try it (to my knowledge) and haven't purchased a maker yet. How do you find the taste/body/cup to be, compared to other methods?
Nov 6, 2017
Fox_Scoulder
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Nov 6, 2017
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The best options for a siphon are to get a butane burner as the heat source, the alcohol burners the kits come with are near useless & as finicky as can be. I would nab a Hario siphon whenever you feel like taking he plunge, the five cup makes a considerable Amount of coffee which is wonderful in the stead of running through several aeropresses. Pending the type of coffee you are brewing it makes a real bright cup. i Feel I get a very unique mouthfeel with the process that straight pour overs or aeropresses can not match.
Nov 6, 2017
jkiemele
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Nov 6, 2017
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Thanks for the info! I'll look into a Hario when I am ready to pursue one.
Nov 6, 2017
211bma
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Jul 18, 2018
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I have been using a Cona C for around 20 years and like it very much, these days I only use it when I will be away from my espresso machine during coffee drinking times. I don't know much about any other siphon brewer (I like the Cona as there is no paper or cloth filter to absorb oils) it makes a fantastic cup of coffee.
This is however not a method I recommend to people as it is a bit finicky and requires supervision (most people want the Kerig experience).
The coffee it makes has a bit less body than french press (less undeserved solids), and the cup is much cleaner (for the same reason). If you don't mind babysitting your coffee maker for about five minutes while in operation I highly recommend a siphon, if this is not your cup of tea (or coffee) than I would suggest you look elsewhere.
Jul 18, 2018
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