Brewing Guide for a Siphon Brewer

I always looked forward to the annual school science fair! I didn’t necessarily like the last minute, late night pressure when things weren’t going as I planned. I was not a procrastinator, but scientific experiments sometimes just have a mind of their own! How many of you made the exploding volcano? The egg in the bottle? What was your favorite science fair experiment?

Siphon brewing (vacuum pot) will be your grown up version of a science fair project! A great party trick that you can use to entertain your guests and yourself! You can find electric siphon brewers or for something really special look for one with an infrared heating element!

Here’s what you’ll need for a 10 oz cup of coffee:

18.5 g fresh roasted coffee
10 oz filtered water
Siphon Brewer

This is a general “how to” guide for brewing with a siphon brewer. You should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your particular Siphon Brewer.

Step 1: Pour the water into the lower chamber. Assemble your brewer and make sure the filter is secure. Grind your fresh roasted coffee beans to a medium grind. Place the ground coffee in the upper chamber.

Step 2: Turn on your brewer or heat source. Once the water is heated, it will travel to the upper chamber (the “ooh” and “ahh” moment). Let the coffee brew for about a minute. Turn off your brewer or heat source.

Note: The water will reach the boiling point in order to create the vacuum. Although this is not the ideal temp for brewing coffee, the visual entertainment factor of this brewing method still makes this one worth trying!

Step 3: As the coffee cools, it will travel back down through the filter and into the lower chamber.

Step 4: Carefully remove the upper chamber. You may want to use a towel or mitt. Pour your coffee from the lower chamber into your cup!

That was awesome! Can we do that again?


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