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Yama Glass 5 cup Tabletop Ceramic 20oz Syphon w/Butane Burner

4.0 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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  • includes a butane burner
  • 20 oz capacity
  • Recommended by coffee Geek for making a smooth, delicious cup of coffee
  • This stylish siphon has a stylish upscale ceramic base with a beautiful look for any home or office
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Product Description

This is a stylish glass table top siphon with a ceramic base. This siphon fits 20-ounce, a 5 espresso size-cup capacity. Unlike our other table top siphons that use alcohol burners, this one uses a butane burner. Not only can you use this table top siphon for after dinner coffee drinks, but also great for cooking, restaurant use, and as a coffee siphon maker.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4 x 4 x 16 inches
Item Weight 4.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Yama Glass
ASIN B002CVTKTM
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number YAMCNT5
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4.0 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #132,104 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#22,036 in Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Coffee, Tea & Espresso
Date first available at Amazon.com June 11, 2009

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By Steven C. West on March 21, 2010
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I've always wanted to try out a vacuum brewer, and so I bought this one since it had a great price and included a burner. I have used the burner a few times at the table, but I have found I mostly prefer to simply use the gas stove. The butane burner does work well and has plenty of heat to get the job done. Plus the whole package is very handsome.

I didn't think I'd use this much because it's a bit more of a hassle than a french press, but I like the coffee it makes so much that I use it every day. I'm surprised it makes coffee that is better than the french press, but it does make it a lot smoother and the cup has absolutely no grounds or mud in it.

I roast my own coffee now, and this the perfect companion to the roaster for the way I like coffee, which is smooth, consistent, and flavorful. Plus it is fun to watch it work. The included bottom glass makes enough to for two normal sized coffee cups or one large mug for the road. It includes 5 cloth filters, and I have used the same one for many months now. Daily cleanup is with the sink sprayer which gets the filter clean enough for more use. Then once a week, I pull the filter out of the metal holder and clean it up well.

The amazon page states quite a long lead time for shipping, but it came in just over a week--which was great.
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You wouldn't be investigating this product if you didn't love your coffee, so the fact that this is more work than a drip machine is likely irrelevant to you. The payoff for (not really all that much) extra work is a great cup. Once you've gone a few rounds with this method, the end to end time (burner-on to coffee-down) is less than 10 minutes. Actual brewing, which is the only part where you actually need to pay close attention, is 2 minutes. And man, the coffee is good.

I have no fewer than 6 coffeemaking appliances -- ancient Bodum Santos Electric (a warhorse that I used constantly for over 10 years, still works like new...sadly, Bodum stopped making these); reasonable mid-line drip machine (only use when I need to produce a volume of coffee for guests); a Bodum french press; an Aeropress (pretty cool, makes a smooth cup); a Coleman percolator we use for camping; and the Yama. They all have something to recommend them, but my runaway favorite is the Yama.

The manufacturer has made an honest attempt to make this unit pretty, with the floral scrolling in the base and its overall design. Even so, the first impression is that it's a bit rickety-looking. The screw-on uprights move a bit, and the whole thing flexes in a mildly unnerving way. But I've brewed well in excess of 100 pots in the Yama and it shows no sign of wear or failure. Nowadays I don't even question its sturdiness...it has help up just fine.

A few weeks into usage, I started getting a nasty flavor note. After some investigation online, I determined that it was buildup on the 3 cloth filters. I tried the various methods that were suggested for cleaning them, but was never able to completely eliminate that off-note, so I tossed them. There are two excellent alternatives to the cloth filters.
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If you love a French Press, but want to move into something a bit more elegant and exotic to make coffee the Siphon Based System is just the answer. I opted for this device because it is fueled by Butane Gas - the same gas to fill Cigarette Lighters.

If you love hot coffee that is not burnt or over cooked, and you wish to get away from the paper filters, this Siphon Pot of perfect. I loved it.
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My parents used a vacuum coffee maker back in the 1950's...that being said the absolutely best cup of coffee I've ever had in my life was in Jakarta (on, of course, the island of Java) from a table-top vacuum coffee maker.
This product makes absolutely perfect coffee. The presentation for guests is amazing.
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS COFFEE MAKER.
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I bought this as an Anniversary gift for my wife as she is a total coffee nut! I did not think she would use it all the time as we have a coffee press and use that for everyday use. The Siphon coffee maker makes a great cup of coffee and if you have the time and don't mind doing a little extra clean up its well worth the cup of coffee. I do suggest getting a stainless steel filter for it as the paper ones can add some residue to the coffee and the cloth ones can get funky fast! Also if you need Directions on how to use it this seller does not provide directions with this maker so we had to look up how to do it properly on the internet, it would have been nice to have directions for this particular unit. For the price this was a good unit but like others have reviewed it was a little bit Wonky and we found screws and nuts in the bottom of the box that had to be put back on the unit. My wife did like the gift so that is what mattered to me.
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By knb53 on March 13, 2013
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Just received this today... outer package was damaged, so I feared the worse, but the inner box was undamaged, and everything was intact.

This is not difficult to use. I watched a couple of videos on YouTube on the concept overall, but it worked like a charm. We used five scoops for the five cup mark, and it makes a pretty strong cup this way, not quite espresso, but close. Works well for us, as we like milk and sugar, but if you like it black and not so strong, you may want to try four scoops. btw, we weighed one scoop of grounds on our digital kitchen scale, and it came to 7 grams for the grind we are using, which is pretty fine.

The result? Wow, what a great cup of java! There really are nuances here that you just don't get with a drip coffee maker. Even our Italian stove-top espresso maker doesn't quite measure up, although it is very good, too.

The butane burner is really first quality, adjustable in very small increments, feels heavy and substantial, and the control knob is smooth and sure.

And, it's beautiful! This would make a nice presentation for company, although to get four full cups of coffee you'll likely want to make two batches. But it is quick enough to do so that it really isn't an issue.

Be careful taking the top carafe off, because it will, of course, be hot. But this is a great piece of equipment, both aesthetically and for the fine coffee it makes. We're really happy with it!
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