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Yama Glass 5 Cup Tabletop Siphon (Syphon) (Alcohol Burner)

4.2 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews
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  • Made of heat resistant borosilicate glass
  • 20-Ounce capacity
  • Inludes a soot free denatured alcohol burner
  • Recommended by coffee Geek for making a smooth, delicious cup of coffee
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Size: 20-Ounce

Directions for use; use a slightly finer grind of coffee. Drop the washable, reusable cloth covered filter into the infussion chamber with the chain hanging down into the glass syphon tube. Pull the chain down until you can hook it to the bottom of the siphon tube. Fill the bottom carafe to the 5 mark with hot water and place 5 measuring spoons of coffee in top chamber. Fill the burner with soot free denatured alcohol, ethyl or an ethyl / isopropyl mixture that's high on the ethanol side - isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) tends burns hotter than ethyl or methyl alcohols, but also burns orange and produces a lot of soot.  This is available at hardware or outdoor stores. It takes about 4 minutes to heat the water, all the water is siphoned to the top chamber and then allow 2 minutes to brew. Once you remove from the heat source, the coffee comes back down to the bottom carafe. Remove the top, placing it in its convertible lid/stand, and bring the pot to the table for serving.

Product Information

Size:20-Ounce
Product Dimensions 4 x 4 x 14 inches
Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Yama Glass
ASIN B002CVTKTW
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Item model number YAMTCA5D
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4.2 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #94,453 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#101 in Kitchen & Dining > Tabletop > Serveware > Beverage Serveware > Teapots & Coffee Servers > Coffee Servers
Date first available at Amazon.com June 11, 2009

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Size: 20-Ounce Verified Purchase
I wanted to try the siphon method of brewing and thought this would be a good entry level pot. I have been very pleased with it so far. I have used it almost every day since I received it and used it for a presentation on coffee brewing methods. I must say that I was a bit disappointed when it arrived to see that the product features had not been (nor still is) accurate. The listing stated (and still does) that this unit also "Includes an bamboo stir stick and a butane burner". Of course it did not. It contained a plastic measuring spoon that also works as a stirrer as well as an alcohol burner. I had done enough research to suspect this was the case.

On the topic of burner; I had read quite a bit about the slowness of the alcohol burner but this really hasn't been too much of an issue for me. I heat my water in an electric water kettle before putting it in the siphon and it is back up to a boil in a very short time with the alcohol burner. I could see this being an issue if you didn't preheat the water or were using a larger pot.

So far I'm very pleased with my purchase and would consider using this company and supplier in the future.
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Size: 15-Ounce Verified Purchase
Vacuum brewing is a blast!

It may take some trial and error at first, but the high quality of the resulting brew more than rewards your persistence in getting your technique just right.

The Yama TCA-3 was the second coffee siphon I purchased.

The first was a Hario Nouveau 5-cup model. While the build and glass quality of the Yama can't hold a candle to those of the Hario, that was to be expected, as the Yama is about half the price. More importantly, the Yama does make a great cup of coffee.

From a tactile standpoint, the Hario feels better in the hand and seems more solid; the Hario Nouveau's rubber seal between the top and bottom globes is of much higher quality.

Why didn't I buy another Hario, then? Hario has stopped importing them into the U.S. While they can be found occasionally on eBay or bought from vendors in Canada, the availability of parts is a potential concern.

The Yama, at its much lower pricepoint, is a perfectly adequate entry-level vacuum brewer and a reliable "daily driver" coffeemaker.

As such, I definitely recommend it for someone on a budget, or someone who wants to try vacuum brewing for the first time but is reluctant to spend over a hundred dollars on a Hario (or significantly more than that on a Cona).

Don't be surprised if the bamboo stir stick described in the ad doesn't arrive with the brewer: there was no sign of it in my package.

On a side note, if you find you enjoy vacuum brewing, I would highly recommend getting a butane burner to replace the included alcohol burner: the butane flame burns cleaner and hotter.
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This pot makes a very clean and bright cup of coffee. However, for the price, I would have expected better quality in the construction. While the glass and rubber gaskets seem fine, the plastic components and the base feel cheap. The spring that holds the filter in place seems like it won't last more than a few years. When this eventually gives out, I'll continue to make siphon coffee, but probably find a different company.
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Size: 20-Ounce Verified Purchase
I got the larger 5 cup pot and it will make a good 2 1/2 cups of American sized coffee. It is a lovely pot that makes a fine tasting cup of coffee. Be advised, I found that the included wick burner would not bring the pot to a boil and was just a waste of time and money. If you're going to invest in this pot, I suggest getting the Butane Micro Burner right here on Amazon: Butane Micro Burner - Vacpot Burner - Portable w/ Adjustable Flame and Electronic Ignition. The burner is actually made for the Siphon Vacuum pot.

Once I had my butane burner set it heated the coffee and the magic began. This produces coffee similar to American tasting drip coffee, but the flavor will depend on what coffee you decide to use.

I found that the Kicking Horse Medium Blend was an excellent middle of the road coffee that worked well with this pot. Keep in mind that you'll need to wash and then store the filter in an air tight bag with water in the fridge when not in use. This will give you a longer life from the filter and it won't clog on you. You can get additional filters here on Amazon and I suggest you keep a pack as not to run out and have to wait like I did once.

I wish they made a bigger pot as friends come over and always want to try it so I may end up purchasing one or two more. You can also use the 40 ounce stove top modes but it isn't as lovely.

For an authentic experience, use the Yama Bamboo Coffee sticks, they make stirring much easier.
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Size: 15-Ounce Verified Purchase
When I was a baby-boomer rugrat in the 50's, my parents had a siphon coffee maker that, to my even-then-nerdy eyes, was way too cool and fascinating. Two hurricanes and several moves later, I have no idea what happened to that pot.

Fast-forward to the present. I am a budding home-roaster and coffee aficionado, and having asked around for the best way to get the most flavor out my roasts for smallish quantities (alas, my spouse does not drink coffee), was told a siphon was the way to go. Memories re-surfaced, and I found this beauty on Amazon, and was hooked!

The subtleties of good or great coffee are revealed with this brewer! Don't expect miracles, mediocre coffee still tastes so-so, but the bitterness and acidity of all coffees are toned-down somewhat.

Now, the negative is that it takes a good while to make coffee in the Yama. Even preheating the water in a microwave and using a butane burner, it's not speedy!

And then there's the "it's all glass" factor. Though sturdy tempered glass, the odd shapes make it vulnerable in the sink or drainboard.

Suggestions: I did buy a butane burner, but cost and trouble regulating the flame moved me back to the alcohol burner, BUT, with 90+% denatured, not isopropyl, alcohol. You can get it at hardware stores as paint remover, and a quart can, about $5, will last a long time!

Next up, a larger siphon for when I have friends over!
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