Siphon coffee brewers make some of the best coffee, offering the flavor depth of a French press with the clean body and texture of pour-over.
But it's likely you've never tried a cup brewed via this method because it's time-intensive and technical, and the laboratory-style machines aren't cheap.
One company wants to change that by automating the process, so you can get all the benefits without the effort.
Their answer is Siphonysta, a new gizmo that boils down all the physics and manual technique into an automated system that doesn't require a trained barista to operate.
The machine features two cylinders. The lower cylinder brews coffee in a vacuum to generate maximum flavor, and then decompression sucks the brewed coffee into the upper cylinder, where it's ready to be dispensed into your mug.
The product uses steam to evenly saturate the coffee grounds in an instant, and then stirs the grounds to extract the bean's full spectrum of flavor and strength. And since there's no paper filter, the coffee's aromatic oils pass directly into your mug, so you don't lose anything along the way.
The operation panel lets you quickly tweak inputs like strength, bitterness and acidity, and the machine will adjust the brewing time and temperature to match your preferences.
All that results in coffee that is smooth, full-bodied, clean and rich. And unlike the old-school siphon systems, you don't need a physics degree to use this thing.
You don't even need a liberal arts degree.