If Dr. Frankenstein had a coffee maker, we’re pretty sure it would look something like the Hario Syphon Vacuum Coffee Maker TCA-5, a five-cup delight that takes a…different…approach to making your cup of Joe. Start with the middle piece – the round bulb that you see in the pictures above. Fill that with water and then the upper with your choice of coffee grounds.
After you’ve got that set up, it’s time to switch on the alcohol lamp burner at the bottom. This will heat the bulb and channel steam into the grounds above. The coffee ends up back in the bulb, and from that, every reason not to go to another Starbucks for a $2.50 cup of coffee pours gently into your cup. Ahhhh!