Has anyone ever used one of these coffee makers???

beck22June 12, 2007

saw this today and thought it was pretty cool...but has anyone ever used one? was wondering how the coffee tasted :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQTb18D4mSg

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stratosfear

They're called a vacuum pot or coffee syphon -- I have the Hario Nouveau and they do make a great cup of coffee. That said, it seems to me that the main function is to be a little piece of coffee performance art. You definitely won't be making your morning cup in this thing. Mine has a little alcohol burner, rather than requiring stovetop use like in the video (have to preheat the water first, though). This makes it great for an after-dinner cup at the dining room table or coffee table at a dinner party. It's a fun little conversation piece and, in skilled hands, quite comparable to what you can do with a french press.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hario Nouveau

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 7:28PM
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dmf63

I use an electric version every day. They're not just for show, they make a great cup of coffee and are easy to use.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bodum Santos electric

    Bookmark   August 21, 2007 at 10:14AM
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