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

Posted by beck22 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 12, 07 at 17:24

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

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


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

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


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