My local singing Barista was telling me about syphon coffee. I ‘d never heard of it. Is there any cafe’s where you can try it in Melbourne, Sydney , Canberra or anywhere else in Australia or New Zealand. If you know any, please leave me a comment or suggestion.
A quick google search shows me that it’s also called vacuum coffee. Wikipaedia has a good explanation, here it is.
A vacuum coffee maker brews coffee using two chambers where vapor pressure and vacuum produce coffee which is clean, crisp, rich, and smooth compared to other brewing methods. This type of coffee maker is also known as vac pot, siphon or syphon coffee maker, and was invented by Loeff of Berlin in the 1830s.
Have a look on YouTube too, there’s plenty to choose from.
My first results
>>>>MELBOURNE….. Found Espresso Melbourne.com with photos showing the making of making syphon coffee at Proud Mary in Collingwood. It looks like you drink it black. Check out the list of cafe’s they like alot too.
>>>> SYDNEY…..Found Crema magazine’s Best Cafe’s has Mecca in King St as their Best cafe for 2009.
They have siphon coffee too. Sorry, they don’t in 2011.
>>>> CANBERRA….It took some searching but I finally found Ona Roastery at Fyshwick. I was actually there quite recently & found it a very popular place that locals will travel Km’s too, especially the serious coffee drinkers. No idea they had siphon coffee too.
>>>>Other States??? NZ???
The image above is from coffee craft. Looks like more kitchen clutter to me & a good idea to have elsewhere. Here’s what they tell you about it.
Vacuum Siphon/Syphon Coffee Makers
The most romantic and pure coffee experience available
How they work
Water is heated to boiling point via the burner. Once boiling the water is pushed through the metal pipet. As the water travels to the fresh coffee grounds, it has cooled a few degrees!
The pinicle moment; coffee and water meet at the perfect temperature to extract the best of the oils and flavors, with no burning. The exact beauty of this process is that the coffee is brewed by extended contact with water at exactly the right brewing temperature, the temperature is maintained throughout the process, and then the coffee is immediately separated from the grounds.
The syphons system traps the delicate aroma and flavors in the closed canister to produce a coffee unlike any you’ve ever tasted. The bitter grounds stay in the glass carafe by way of a a filter at the end of the overflow pipe.
They had this one as well. It looks like you have to buy filters for them too.
There are a couple in Wellington, NZ. Try Lamason in Lombard Street
Thanks Matt, I’m still looking in Sydney and haven’t found any yet. Don’t need much of an excuse to visit New Zealand, it’s such a great place! Looking at the weather it’s not too windy in Wellington today, only 10km/h and 9 degrees. Winds here in Sydney 53km/h and 15 degrees. I remember how the windows rattle in Wellington!