KitchenAid’s Siphon Coffee Brewer Automates The Highly-Elaborate Craft Coffee Technique
Siphon brewing is an elaborate affair, requiring close attention as well as quick and careful technique. And while we doubt you’ll want to spend significant chunks of the day brewing java (everyone’s too busy for that), everyone can appreciate the kind of delicate, tea-like hot cup it produces. The KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer lets you enjoy the product of that traditional brewing method, without the hassle of making it by hand.
The latest addition to KitchenAid’s Craft Coffee line, it recreates classic vacuum pot brewing using modern engineering methods, creating a siphon brewer that requires simpler setup and combines fewer parts. And, yes, you don’t have to pay close attention, making it as easy to use as any countertop coffee maker in the market today.
The KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer consists of two primary components: an upper brewing globe and a water reservoir, making it look like two pots of coffee with one stacked on top of the other. The two sections are separated by a circular metal mesh filter that’s designed to let water through and keep coffee grounds out. During use, an electric heater inside the stand will bring the water to just below boiling point, with the vapor pressure pushing the liquid through to the upper chamber, causing the brewing to happen. Water remains in the upper chamber until the lower chamber cools down, which usually happens after the heater automatically shuts down (it’s precision-tuned to power off at the right time). Construction is premium glass and stainless steel.
Slated for availability in June, the KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer is priced at $249.99.