Yama Glass

Taiwan

Founded 1978
Equipment Type Coffee Maker

STORY

Coffee is never quite so beautiful as it is when it is brewed and presented in exquisitely crafted glass brewers. Since 1978, Yama Glass of Taiwan has been crafting beautiful high-heat-resistant hand-blown coffee brewers, tableware, tea pots and tea brewers that make your coffee look spectacular.

 

Yama Glass is one of the few remaining hand-blown glass factories in the world. The company is environmentally conscious and has a government certification reserved for companies that meet the highest standards for reduction of emissions and pollution. The company’s product line includes tabletop siphon and vacuum coffee brewers, hand-blown drip coffee brewers and tabletop or floor model Japanese iced coffee brewers.

 

Coffee brewers and drippers from Yama Glass are more than just good coffee brewers, though. They have an inimitable style that transcends time to bring drama and romance to your table or countertop. The coffee siphon pots are an eclectic blend of modern and traditional components that have a wonderfully steampunk feel to them, and the drip coffee brewers are elegant in their simplicity and attention to small detail.

 

In addition to their range of glass coffee brewers, Yama Glass also offers beautiful hand-blown teapots, coffee and tea presses and glass warmers for coffee siphons.

REVIEWS

5

Yama 8 cup vac pot

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

June 30, 2011 | by IMAWriter

Owned this vac pot for several years. The glass is hardy, the gasket makes the trip down south run flawlessly, and is easy to clean due to the wider mouth on the bottom carafe. I replaced the cloth filter with a Silex "Lox-In" glass filter. $10 on ebay for the filter. Saves the cleaning and storing of the cloth filter, though I must say the cloth filter makes ultra clean coffee, no grounds whatsoever. Excellent pot. Excellent price. Highly recommended.
4

beautiful brewing experience

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

April 27, 2011 | by holly.schult

I bought this apparatus in order to brew stove-top coffee, which I've found to be more to my taste than the conventional drip method, and also far more enjoyable to use: no cords, no phantom leaks, no surprises. You can see the whole brewing process as it occurs, and the device is easy to take apart and clean. It is fragile, and the way it assembles gives potential for breaking pieces, e.g., the thin vertical tube seems vulnerable when putting the top and bottom together or securing the stretched chain to the tube's bottom from the cloth filter on top. You can also watch the water boil and the liquid move between the two globes - and you'll want to, since you'll also need to stir the grounds and cool your brew before that glass gets too hot.
5

Siphon Pot

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

April 27, 2011 | by sgman316

I have several coffee making options available to me. Espresso, Drip, Press. This little gem makes a wonderful pot of coffee. There is no coffee sludge dust at the bottoms of my coffee cups any more and its fun to watch it in action. If you are looking for a great cup of coffee this little coffee siphon really does the trick
5

Yama coffee siphon

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

February 12, 2011 | by cicco_cf

Pleased with it. No harder to use than auto drip coffee brewer.
5

The Best Vac Pot

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

January 18, 2011 | by fatbrotha

This is a well built, durable Vac Pot. I've been using this unit for 5 months now without any issues. Very simple to use and clean up while more involved than your standard drip makers, is simple, Just make sure your hands are dry or you risk slippage which can lead to breakage :) Makes some of the best smooth tasting coffee and brews it strong which allows you to use less coffee and save you money in long run. Compared to bodum stovetop this one wins hands down.
5

Yama 8 cup siphon coffee maker.. better than a French Press

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

January 17, 2011 | by harvsch

I have been using a French Press for the past eight years. The press has always made a very good cup of coffee. I came across a picture of an old Sunbeam vacuum pot and remembered that it made excellent coffee. I got rid of it only because the pot was mechanically breaking down. After doing some research I decided to get the Yama 8 cup vacuum pot. I didn't see much difference in design from the other vacuum pots available and the price was good. I did buy a stainless mesh filter for it because I don't like having a filter that is going to absorb or block the coffee oils. My first pot brewed with the Yama brought me back to the absolutely superb coffee that this type of pot can brew. It has all the richness and flavor that I got from a press, but free of the sediments that a press often has. I find that I use less coffee per cup with the Yama than I did with the French Press. Brewing good coffee just got less costly. An added benefit is that the coffee is not sitting in the grounds, and has a fresher taste than the press coffee when reheated (microwave). I used to make excellent coffee, now I make superb coffee. By the way, I use it on a six inch, 1500 W. infrared ceramic cook-top and I have no problem with it. Boils the water in about four minutes. I turn off the heat as it starts to boil and install the top half. Residual heat from the burner keeps the water boiling. I move the pot to an unheated burner after a three minute steep time.
4

Siphon

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

December 8, 2010 | by joelrog

This makes great coffee IF you have right heat source. Did not work well with ceramic cooktop.
5

Yama Coffee siphon 8 cups

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

December 5, 2010 | by debchen8

My first time using a coffee siphon and I absolutely loved it! Everything came nicely packaged nothing was broken. The instructions were easy to follow and most importantly it made amazing coffee. I don't usually drink all of the coffee that I make but with this one I do and I even heat it up after it's gotten cold and it's still good!! Amazing!
5

Great coffee maker

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

August 22, 2010 | by asmartamsoil

I give this coffee maker a 5 star because it makes the best coffee I have ever had. I have always had an automatic and with this pot it changes the whole flavor to a richer, nuttier taste and it takes about the same amount of time to brew.
5

They were right!

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

July 25, 2010 | by tdblanchard

I've read about how 1. Cool coffee siphon vac pot brewing process was 2. What a great cup of java it would produce! I was not let down on either point. Such a cool device that's easy to use. I used an electric kettle to heat my water which also makes it quite a fast process once you get going. The result was a very smooth brew that I plan on perfecting with each new batch of beans ... varying my grind and timing. I'm sure to impress my dinner guests next time I offer coffee! Shipped quickly West to East Coast via priority mail with no damage. Thanks!
5

Yama Coffee Siphon - 8 cups

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

May 23, 2010 | by cstege

Siphon arrived very quickly, in perfect shape. I had an old Silex for many years and the coffee was so good. This siphon makes the best coffee!! Thanks for making it available.
5

Coffee Siphon

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

May 13, 2010 | by r.huber

Original shipment arrived broken. Notified ROASTe.com, and the broken part was promptly replaced. Excellent service.
5

Yummy Coffee

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

May 7, 2010 | by feyannheim

I just received this a week ago. I am so glad I bought the Siphon. The coffee I make is fantastic with no bitter after taste. Just good coffee. Yes, it takes a little more time to make and to clean up but in my humble opinion it is worth it. I am spreading the word about this coffee maker.
5

It is easy to use and it

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

April 21, 2010 | by shineit

It is easy to use and it brews NICE coffee. It is also a fun piece to have for a show at a dinner party.
5

I've always had a problem

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

April 19, 2010 | by fsauchak

I've always had a problem making a drinkable cup of coffee at home. With the Yama coffee siphon I find it just about impossible to make a bad cup. In fact, I like it so much that I ordered a second Yama to have as a spare. Simply a great product.
5

Yama Coffee Siphon

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

April 12, 2010 | by billlyons

Makes great coffee although a little weak following the recommended instructions. I will just add more coffee. Appears to be real fragile so I am being real careful with it.
5

* cup Yama Coffee Siphon

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

April 8, 2010 | by soar99ret4

Easy to use and the coffee tastes better!
5

Yama Coffee Siphon 8 Cup

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

April 3, 2010 | by mrbjvb

This is a great coffee brewing method, and a great coffee brewer. Very easy to use. Doing business at Roaste is great - SUPER fast ship! THANX!!
4

8 cup Yama Coffee Siphon

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

March 28, 2010 | by handcraftedjava

The Yama coffee siphon is easy to use and delivers a fine cup of coffee. It is also visually fun to watch and show off to friends and family alike. I would recommend it to any one who wants a delicious cup of coffee and the bonus of a "fun" way to make coffee.
5

Yama Coffee Siphon- 8 cups

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

March 28, 2010 | by ddaniels3

Makes an excellent pot of coffee. Easy to use. Only downside is the clean up takes a little longer than a regular coffee maker. The filter takes a little extra care to clean. Well worth the effort for the flavor and taste you get.
5

Yama Coffee Siphon- 8 cups

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

February 2, 2010 | by uscgauxindy

What can I say, it is a great product, producing many great cups of coffee, just right for me!
4

Coffee Siphon-8 cups

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

February 2, 2010 | by marilyndeer

We are enjoying our coffee siphon - sure brings out the true flavor of the coffee.
5

yama coffee siphon 8 cup

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

January 27, 2010 | by gailflag1

delivery of the coffee siphon was great. glass was was not broken and this product was a great value. I am going to order the tea siphon next. thank you roaste
5

Yama Siphon

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

January 15, 2010 | by trsrhiding

I have been wanting a Coffee Siphon for a few years now and have waivered between the YAMA or the BODUM. After reading countless reciews I went with the YAMA. I am so glad I did. The COFFEE is FANTASTIC. I am in coffee heaven!
5

Yama coffee Siphon 8 cups

(on Yama 8-Cup Stovetop Siphon)

January 9, 2010 | by skullring

I love this coffee siphon. It makes a great cup of coffee. My in laws are in town and they ask me to use it to make the coffee every morning. I will order them one soon as well. I would like for the pot to be bigger like a 12 cup but that is a small issue. I also think it is a great price. I would highly recommend it.
4

make good coffee

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

July 7, 2011 | by constancewu

make good coffee
5

Yama 5-cup Stovetop

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

June 28, 2011 | by donnedonne

This is a great value. While the stove-top doesn't give you the control of a table-top model--it's hard to control the brew temperature--this is priced so well that it's hard to complain. People have talked about the positives so let me detail some of the negatives. The bottom bowl can be hard to clean. I can't fit my hand in there and have to use a special brush. Also, caring for the cloth filter assembly is not fun; I'd recommend getting a bunch of them and cleaning them all at once. Otherwise, it might be better to get a metal filter assembly, or even a glass rod, if you're not willing to commit to a cleaning regimen.
5

Love my Yama!

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

February 12, 2011 | by ralph

I am really happy with my Yama Coffee maker. Really about the only complaint I have is that I didn't buy the bigger one. I drink a lot of coffee and while I prefer to make smaller batches, more often I find others in the house love the coffee as well. I have paired this up with my Behmor Coffee Roaster for a combination that can't be beat. The best coffee in town is at my house!!
5

Yama Coffee Siphon 5 cups

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

September 26, 2010 | by csyacko

I love the coffee that comes from this pot. It is so clean, pure and fast if using water almost to the boiling point from the kettle with the added bonus of being fun to watch.
3

Yama Coffee Syphon 5 Cup

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

June 23, 2010 | by bnoble3

I have to say this makes some of the best coffee I have ever tasted. Easy to use and clean. The only down side is it's a bit fragile. I used it a few time a day for about a week, the tube from the top unit snapped off right where it joins the upper goblet. I didn't drop it, at anytime. Taking the upper unit from the lower, the tube touched the neck of the lower unit and it just dropped off. The glass there is very thin. I have ordered a replacement upper unit from Northwest Glass. I am hoping to get more than a weeks worth of use from the new one. Again a great way to make a few cups of coffee. Up Date. 06/23/2010 My replacement part are great. I use the thing twice a day or more. I love it it's just great.
5

Yama Coffee Siphon-5 Cups

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

April 11, 2010 | by sunlion7

We love this pot! Hubby says it makes the best coffee ever, and he's particular about his coffee. The cloth filter works great, but we will probably get a glass one just for ease of cleaning. We'll probably also look for a larger pot for when we have guests. ROASTe offers excellent service, also :-)
5

A little more effort for the best coffee on earth!

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

April 3, 2010 | by j_dubyah

Some things are worth the effort and time and making coffee via this method is certainly one of them. Smooth, rich, aromatic and all that coffee should be. My advice is to forego the enclosed cloth filter and get a Cory glass filter rod and a laboratory glass stir rod (if you require stirring) so the coffee never touches any plastic, nor looses any flavor or nuances into the material of the filter. Superb and well worth it.
4

Great introduction to syphon brewing

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

March 31, 2010 | by ryanls

I have been meaning to try out the syphon brewing method for a while. While the tabletop syphons are getting a lot of attention lately, I didn't want to mess with refilling a standalone heat source (i.e. butane or alcohol burner). This is one of the most affordable syphon brewers available and works well on my gas stove. It does include a wire grid for electric stove use, but I think gas gives better control. After checking out tutorials from Barismo and others, I'm using the following brewing method (still evolving): 1. Rinse the cloth filter assembly with hot water and secure it to the upper chamber per the Yama instructions. 2. Preheat "5 cups" / 20 ounces of water in the electric kettle to save time, then add the near-boil water to the bottom globe. 3. Set the burner to low and attach the upper chamber to the bottom globe. Water will start to migrate upwards. 4. Grind around 40g of coffee, finer than drip but coarser than espresso. 5. Nearly all the water should be in the upper chamber at this point (a little water is always left boiling in the bottom). Check the temperature of the brewing water with an instant-read thermometer. 6. When the water temperature has stabilized around 190F-195F, add the ground coffee and stir to make sure it is fully saturated. 7. After about 1 minute, stir again and remove the syphon from the hot burner. The coffee should begin to filter down to the lower globe. This usually takes around 30-40 seconds. 8. Remove the upper chamber and set it on the plastic stand to cool. Serve and enjoy. I like to pour small amounts at a time so I can swirl the cup and let the coffee cool, which allows more of the origin flavors to emerge.
4

Yama Coffee Syphon: When old is new

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

March 29, 2010 | by joseph_sacco

Coffee siphons have been around for a very long time. Check out the 1930's Silex coffee maker shown on http://www.jitterbuzz.com/indcof.html#silexes The Yama Coffee Syphon is entertaining to use and makes a decent cup of coffee. The Yama Coffee Syphon I purchased is a stove-top unit. Yama also offers models for brewing the coffee at your table using either an alcohol or propane burner. -Joseph
5

Yama Coffee Syphon 5 Cup

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

March 29, 2010 | by olgad

In the past, I have used a glass Pyrex percolator, a french press, and a drip electric coffee maker. Of the three I preferred the glass Pyrex percolator because I had more control over the taste and flavor I wanted. When I lost the glass insert, I tried the french press and was not happy with the coffee. Then I changed to the electric drip coffee machine. The coffee was okay. When I saw the ad about the ROASTe glass syphon coffee maker, I jumped at buying it. It reminds me of the ones my mother had in her kitchen when I was growing up. I tried the syphon coffee maker and I love the coffee it produced. And the 5-cup is perfect for me since I am the only one drinking coffee in my home. Thank you.
4

Yama Coffee Syphon-5cups

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

March 21, 2010 | by thc1234

Easy way to make a great cup of coffee. if you are not a very careful person naturally order two top parts because I can see it will be very easy to brake. I've tried lots of coffee brewers, including expensive so called electric brewers that get the water as hot as commercials, but this beats them in taste and simplicity without taking up space on the counter. If you want over a tall mug full get the 8 cup as the cups are not 8 cups. I got the 5 cup and it just fills my mug.
5

Very fast shipping, product

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

March 3, 2010 | by janny.park

Very fast shipping, product exactly as described. Thanks!
4

first syphon

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

February 15, 2010 | by doso268

I read so many good reviews for syphon, but it was hard to get hario's in usa. Thanks for reasonable priced yama here. Fun to watch, great no sediment coffee but cleaning part little tiresome. Even I want to enjoy my coffee, i need to clean before it all dries. It's worth to have for clean crisp taste of good coffee.
5

Great brewer.

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

February 1, 2010 | by jkrivo

The Yama 5 cup makes incredible coffee. The design is both simple and brilliant. It's also an excellent value -- the construction is solid and the price is spot on. With quality vacuum pots at this price, I really don't see why folks brew with other methods.
5

yama 5 cups

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

January 15, 2010 | by johnny.martin

Bought a Cory Rod (glass rod) from a friend, and this makes coffee that touches nothing but glass. Very clean cup of coffee!
5

coffee syphon

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

January 5, 2010 | by jayne.wow

The best coffee I ever drank!
4

Great entry-level syphon brewer at terrific price

(on Yama 5-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol or Butane Burner)

November 29, 2009 | by stiller

I drink drip coffee when that's my only choice, but my first preference is Turkish. When I'm in the mood for something a bit lighter, I used to pull out my French press -- but one day I set it on the floor, and sure enough, that's the day I accidentally kicked it over. That prompted me to buy a new one, but then I saw this Yama 5 Cup syphon brewer. Same price range, free shipping here at ROASTe.com. I gave it a shot and am very pleased with the results. The syphon process is fun to watch, takes a mere ten minutes from grind to sip, and this Yama model is easier to clean than my old French press (I used to unscrew the screen filter to get out all the grit). I wish the handle was wooden rather than plastic, but that's my only gripe. It's certainly a good, sturdy plastic. The glass parts, which comprise most of the brewer, are good quality. This thing looks nice on the counter and brews a smooth coffee comparable to, but a tad nicer than, French press.
5

The Best Coffee You'll Ever Have

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

March 9, 2012 | by lajh804

My friend owns this machine and this brews the coffee perfectly. I'd highly recommend this product to a coffee connoiseur. The only downside is that it isn't the most time-efficient machine available.
5

Georgeous design

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

December 16, 2011 | by EricBNC


These coffee siphons from Yama have such a Georgeous design - I like the shape of the base too.
5

Great product!

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

November 9, 2011 | by raymond.d.wang

Great product!
5

great quality drink, but cleaning is a chore

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

November 7, 2011 | by sontondaman

I have a similar unit (that is for use on stove) and it produce very nice coffee. However, cleaning the unit can be time consuming.
5

nice products, good quality

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

October 8, 2011 | by chicharo80

Good Quallty product. Thanks ROASte for putting all this great products available for us at one same place.
5

makes an excellent cup of

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

June 9, 2011 | by frfuglstad

makes an excellent cup of coffee, well worth it's money.
5

A+

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

June 3, 2011 | by jbviau

I prefer the butane burners for use with this, but my thumbs are way up otherwise.
5

Update on Yama review

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

April 26, 2011 | by wihalpin@mwt.net

About that coffee maker we got for our son for his birthday. We went to visit him last week and got to sample the coffee for ourselves. We still give it a 5 bean rating, not only for flavor and speed at which the coffee brews, but also for entertainment value in watching the whole process. What fun!
4

Awesome

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

April 26, 2011 | by myee1

This is one awesome coffee maker! It worked really well once I figured out how to use it. The included heating element is a bit of a pain to use with the fuel and all. A butane burner is highly recommended, but it's a bit on the pricey side. A definite winner here!
5

Yama coffee maker

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

April 26, 2011 | by csyacko

I simply love my yama siphon coffee maker. I have the stovetop version but considering the table top for outside in 8 cup. The coffee has the cleanest pure taste of any coffee maker that I have tried and I have many. I use mine on the glass cooktop without any problems, warming water in kettle to warm and then heating coffee maker on level 5. My husband who is not even a coffee drinker loves the coffee because it is just so clean.
5

Yama Tabletop Coffee Siphon

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

January 20, 2011 | by wihalpin

We recently purchased this coffee maker for our son for his birthday, and he was thrilled! The engineer in him loves the gizmo-aspect of it, and it makes darn good coffee. Bravo to Roaste for offering such a good product!
5

Siphon coffee pot

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

December 16, 2010 | by nancy

I purchased this coffee pot for my son's 30th Birthday. It was a huge success. The coffee was so delicious. Plus it was fun watching it work. I highly recommend it to all. What a great conversation piece for any party.
0

Good value

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

November 22, 2010 | by donnedonne

This comes with a wick burner (and does not come with a stirrer, despite the listing). There's not a huge variety when it comes to tabletop siphons. Yamas are easy to find and represent a good value. The problem is the glass is rather thin and will likely break on your at some point. Conas are more durable but wayyy overpriced and the glass filter limits your flexibility. Harios are my personal favorite, but they're hard to find in the US...
5

Siphon coffee

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

October 12, 2010 | by Djheff1

This coffee maker will change the way you look at coffee. The combination of the total emersion brewing process combined with the crisp light flavors of the filtered drip process makes this coffee the most flavorful ad enjoyable coffee experience available.
4

Really fun and tasty way to

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

August 29, 2010 | by clumeng

Really fun and tasty way to brew coffee when you have the time. Can control every part of the brewing process well. Would strongly recommend an upgrade to a propane burner instead of the isopropyl burner provided. It is much more powerful and controllable. Be careful as these are fragile - in other words - don't let your 2 yo near it or it can/will shatter when they tip it over on the counter top. Sad but true
5

smooth coffee and fun to use

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

March 29, 2010 | by penrod_25

Makes a good cup of coffee and is nice to look at too. Even my non-coffee drinking wife enjoyed the brewing process. It is also easier to clean than I expected.
4

Makes great tasting, clean coffee

(on Yama 5-cup Tabletop Siphon Ceramic Base with Butane Burner)

January 3, 2010 | by misato

This set did not come with a bamboo stir stick as stated in specifications.
2

Siphon is great; Candle not so much

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

March 10, 2012 | by pabstd

I love the siphon pots from Yama - they are high quality and beautifully designed. Although the vacuum pot process of brewing can be difficult to master, it can be a rewarding and fun process. In particular, it makes for great show and is a great way to brew coffee for guests after dinner, etc. However, I do not recommend using the candle burner that comes with this model. The candel is not effective or efficient as a heat source and will not give you the necessary flame / heat control that is necessary to great vac pot brewing. Instead, I recommend using the butane burner that is also available. With an adjustable, high powered flame, you can brew relatively quicly and you have complete control over the flame, giving you better brewing temperature control. rock on.
5

Love Vacuum coffee

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

March 9, 2012 | by sabina

I love vacuum style coffee more than words can express. The coffee turns out strong (obviously it depends on the beans) but not bitter, smooth and rich. I also like the design of this siphon. It is so stylish! I also have used this straight on the stove top, just be careful with it.
5

Wonderful

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

December 16, 2011 | by EricBNC


These coffee siphons from Yama have such a georgeous design - I like the shape of the base on this 3 cup model too since the bottom globe is floating.
0

great looking siphon from

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

October 8, 2011 | by auching

great looking siphon from Taiwan. wonderful size for personal brewing for a after dinner coffee. i have started using it to brew tea also !! i love it !
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great looking siphon from

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

October 8, 2011 | by auching

great looking siphon from Taiwan. wonderful size for personal brewing for a after dinner coffee. i have started using it to brew tea also !! i love it !
3

Yama 3 cup Vac Pot

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

September 5, 2011 | by dpablo19

I really enjoy the process of brewing coffee with this method. It creates perhaps the smoothest cup of coffee around. I sometimes take issue with the filters removing too many of the coffee solids, which dilutes the flavor in the cup. The clothe filters definitely create better coffee but they are a pain to clean and wear out quickly. I switched to a metal filter because of its ease-of-use. Another issue with vac pots is timing the brew process and achieving the optimal four minute mark. One begins timing when hot water touches the coffee, but it is impossible to figure out when water will begin to leave the brew chamber and at what rate. A chemex-style pourover is easier, but not nearly as fun. Also, the burner this thing comes with is useless. If I had stuck with the oil burner, it would take at least 60 minutes to get water to 180 degrees. I place the siphon over a gas stove and it works far better. A propane burner for camping would work just as well.
4

Great brewing device, great presentation

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

June 28, 2011 | by stephen.rhinehart

There's nothing quite like the spectacle of a table-top vac pot. Any guest you have over not familiar with the device will gaze in wonder, and the resulting cup is fairly certain to please. While the process, and clean-up, can be a little tedious, it is not a difficult device to get the hang of. This 3-cup model can produce roughly 12 oz. (max) of coffee, but I've always had better luck right around 10 oz., which is perfect for that big morning cuppa, or two smaller cups to share after dinner. Cloth is one of my favorite filter mediums, though this vac pot will also work with DIY paper filters, as well as some older glass filters. It is important to know, though, that cloth filters require maintenance; they must be cleaned frequently, and stored well, or they will pick up off flavors. Two major drawbacks to this particular vac pot: First, the glass is delicate, and reportedly of inconsistent quality. Mine has lasted me nearly a year at this point with no breakage, even with the cold cloth drawdown method, but others have been the victims of thermal shock or unfortunate chips and breaks. While I've never owned a Hario pot, they are said to be better quality, perhaps justifying the higher cost. Second, the alcohol lamp the Yama comes with is essentially garbage. It's worth the money to purchase a butane burner, which will give more control and speed up the process. Even with pre-boiled water, my alcohol lamp brews were at least twice as long as my butane brews. For $40, a found a Rekrow burner, and I wouldn't recommend a table-top vac pot used with anything less. Overall, despite some drawbacks and some inconsistent quality control, I would recommend a Yama vac pot to anyone I know. It's a great way to produce a delicious cup somewhere between drip and press, and a very unique presentation when entertaining.
4

Pretty good and is not as

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

March 21, 2011 | by sense820

Pretty good and is not as fragile as I expected it to be. Only problem is that the filter itself is not heavy enough and may float up allowing some residues to filter down.
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Excellent coffee maker! It

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

March 4, 2010 | by ratkin

Excellent coffee maker! It does take a bit longer than advertised (closer to 10 minutes rather than 3 to 5). Great for brewing a cup of coffee at the desk or table. Holds just enough for one large cup. No bitter taste at all, but still makes very strong coffee. Overall very pleased with this product!
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I bought this as a gift, and

(on Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon with Alcohol Burner)

February 15, 2010 | by stephaniesnipes

I bought this as a gift, and I think it's safe to say it was a hit. My friend is a chem engineering major and loves coffee, so this seemed like the perfect present. He said he used Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol; I don't think he had 100% -- probably used 70%) as lighter fluid and that the resulting cup of coffee was indeed "strong but without the bitter aftertaste [of a french press or drip coffee]." This syphon coffee maker is a great gift idea for any coffee lover who is up for trying a new and quite flashy way of brewing! :)
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Sleek and effective

(on Yama Butane Burner)

March 14, 2012 | by fatnat79

I received this burner packaged along with a Yama tabletop siphon. Works just great and really puts out a lot of heat. It's got a decent amount of weight to it too. I would recommend only putting high quality butane through this as cheaper stuff will clog it up pretty good. In an effort to save fuel, I also will try to preheat the water in a kettle and use this burner to finish off the brewing process.
5

excellent accessory!

(on Yama Butane Burner)

February 10, 2012 | by sontondaman

This is almost a necessity if you own the table top version of the Yama siphon brewer. It will heat up the water much quicker and is much more controllable than the alcohol burner. Highly recommend!
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burning deal

(on Yama Butane Burner)

December 24, 2011 | by EricBNC


This is a well built butane burner Yama is offering here - they provide one in their 5 cup siphon coffee brewer but it is nice to be able to buy one separately.
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Key to any siphon set up!

(on Yama Butane Burner)

November 9, 2011 | by raymond.d.wang

Key to any siphon set up!
5

Nice upgrade

(on Yama Butane Burner)

June 6, 2011 | by jbviau

Much easier to use than the stock Yama burners.
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Butane

(on Yama Butane Burner)

April 28, 2011 | by donnedonne

Great upgrade for stove-top syphons. To gauge how much fuel is left, it's helpful to know the burner's weight when empty. Then, you can obviously just weigh the unit to approximate how many sessions you have left.
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Easy and simple

(on Yama Butane Burner)

March 31, 2011 | by sense820

Easy to fill in and use. Would be the best if it had somewhere an indicator showing how much butane you have left in the darn thing. Sucks running out while making a coffee.
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Functional art

(on Yama Glass Cold Drip Coffee Maker 6-8 Cups)

December 16, 2011 | by EricBNC


This Yama Glass Cold Drip Coffee Maker is an example of Functional art - I find it so interesting to watch the slow process of cold brewing - dripping drop by drop.
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Highly Recommend!!!!

(on Yama Glass Cold Drip Coffee Maker 6-8 Cups)

September 20, 2011 | by i_joey

I have had iced coffee before and made iced coffee, but nothing beats the taste of the coffee I made with the Yama Glass Cold Drip Coffee Maker. You set the strength by how much coffee you use and there is absolutly NO biter taste!! Even left in the refrigrator for 5 days after I made it, did not change the taste. It is well worth the time it takes to made 8 cups!!!
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Big but makes a sweet cup

(on Yama Glass Cold Drip Coffee Maker 6-8 Cups)

May 25, 2011 | by jbviau

This is the first iced coffee I ever enjoyed drinking black. Recommended.
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Yama dripper

(on Yama Glass Cold Drip Coffee Maker 6-8 Cups)

April 27, 2011 | by donnedonne

It takes a little trial and error to come up with a repeatable recipe but once you do, you get some mighty rich cold brew out of this. And it's hard to beat the coolness factor of a cold dripper.
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Practical

(on Yama Coffee Sock Pot 2 cup)

December 16, 2011 | by EricBNC


This is a classic design for a drip pour over type coffee maker - the filter is washable and can be reused many times - great product here.
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Coffee Sock Pot

(on Yama Coffee Sock Pot 2 cup)

July 14, 2011 | by sjreinhardt

What a great easy way to make just a couple cups of coffee. Just pour hot water through the coffee and the sock allows all the rich coffee goodness to come through.
5

Interesting

(on Yama Coffee Sock Pot 2 cup)

June 28, 2011 | by trsrhiding

I have this and it makes a great cup of coffee. It is very easy to use and seems to get some great flavors from the beans. I like this method almost as much as my Vac Pot. Can't go wrong with this purchase.
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Impressive

(on Yama Coffee Sock Pot 2 cup)

June 6, 2011 | by jbviau

Love the coffee I've had from this! I suspect the use of the term "sock" may deter some, unfortunately.
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Yama Sock

(on Yama Coffee Sock Pot 2 cup)

February 28, 2011 | by donnedonne

Highly effective and affordable way to produce clean, sweet, and syrupy coffee. The cloth does require some TLC. Highest recommendation!
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Coffee Sock Pot 2-cup

(on Yama Coffee Sock Pot 2 cup)

July 22, 2010 | by sweaner

This item arrived quickly, and is well made. I think I will enjoy coffee from it for many years.
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great product

(on Yama Coffee Sock Pot 2 cup)

December 27, 2009 | by babs752

my daughter asked for this for christmas. she was very excited when she opened it. very well made and great website. i had researched & your website was great with free shipping & arrived quick in time for christmas. thank you.will shop with you again & reccomend to others.
 

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