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Yama Coffee Vacpot 5 Cup Stovetop Siphon/Syphon

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Yama 5 Cup Stovetop Syphon
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The Yama Syphon (or Siphon) Brewer is most likely the fanciest way to make coffee you'll ever see. For coffee geeks, it's not merely an entertaining way to make coffee, but one of the best brewing methods created. The full-immersion brewing, consistant brew temperature, and cloth filter combine to bring out the best in your coffee. Simply pour 22 oz. of water into the bottom glass, attach firmly the upper glass chamber, and heat it over the stove until it slowly begins to boil. If it is heating too fast and boiling rapidly, monitor the heat source to ensure a slower boil. At this point, the water will rise into the upper glass and saturate the waiting grounds. Some even recommend to wait until all of the water has risen to the upper glass before they dump in the grounds. Once every last drop of flavor has been extracted from the ground coffee (will take approximately 2 minutes depending upon desired strength), remove from the stove (careful, the bottom will be hot) and the coffee will be drawn down through the filter and into the lower glass. To serve, simply remove the upper glass and set it in the top/lid. The bottom container can now be used as a serving vessel. Enjoy!

This listing is for the 5 Cup Stovetop Siphon. For other sizes and options see our 8 Cup Stovetop Siphon, 3 Cup Tabletop Siphon, and 5 Cup Tabletop Siphon listings.

Yama Stovetop Siphon 22 oz

For detailed brewing instructions check out our Prima Coffee Siphon Brewing Guide.

  • 22 oz capacity brews up to 5 cups at a time.
  • Cup = 130ml
  • The vacuum pot brewing method is extremely hands-on, allowing a high degree of control over the brewing process.
  • Beautifully designed and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Comes complete with upper and lower glass brewing chambers, lid, coffee spoon, filter assembly, and a extra cloth filter.
  • This Syphon is meant to sit directly on the stove for heating..
  • Extra cloth filters available here.

Manufacturer: Yama
Model: SY-5BK
List Price: $50
Depth: 6.5"
Width: 6.5"
Height: 10"
Weight: 2 lbs.


Yama has specialized in hand-blown glass brewing equipment since 1978 and they've become known for their coffee siphons and cold brew towers. The siphon brewer utilizes a heat source to boil water and push it into an upper brewing chamber, then sucks the coffee down through a cloth filter and back into the bottom chamber. Hands down, it's the most involved and captivating way of making coffee. Similar to the siphon, Yama's cold coffee dripper looks more like lab equipment than a coffee maker. It uses a slow dripping process to brew a strong concoction of coffee that's destined to be served over ice.
Yama Coffee Vacpot 5 Cup Stovetop Siphon/Syphon is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed With great anticipation I looked forward to siphon brewed coffee. The delicate pot arrived shattered. The coffee scoop I ordered with the pot is of poor quality, with the handle welded to the spoon end. Overall, not a good experience. I cannot recommend what I have not tried in terms of the Yama pot. The scoop is not of quality.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reamarkably EASY to produce a superb cup of coffee This simple siphon brewer is a 'no fail' was of producing small quanitities of superb coffee (2-3 MUGS) of coffee. Quick setup, and even faster cleanup....and very inexpensive to boot! If you can't make a good cup of coffee on this device, the is problem is not with the siphon.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dissapointed Considering this is old tech, this new version does not live up to my previous Yama. Not only is the carafe poorly conceived (due to flat surface by the neck that prevents all coffee from pouring) the rubber gasket sticks inside the carafe after each brew
Date published: 2013-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but... The carafe that holds the brewed coffee has an odd flat spot by the neck/spout. This prevents all the coffee from being poured. Poor redesign IMO
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits the bill First I think a cup of coffee from a Siphon pot is the best. This model fits into my life just right. I only need a pot , two make about two 10oz cups a day. Everything about the pot seems to be assembled well , parts seem to be from quality material. If never used a vacpot before start with this one.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes great coffee! Haven't had coffee this good since Mom's in the 1960's with her Silex! and I am an aficionado, grinding my own beans, and paying way too much for the very best. This is fun to watch, tastes great and the aroma is fabulous!
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Experience and Great Product I was happy with the selection, shopping experience, shipping and most f all, I love my new siphon coffee maker. It is the best coffee I have had.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great company/ great product I this is a great web sight. I was impressed with the customer service. And last but not least... I love our syphon coffee brewer!!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to make and great eesults I've had it for a month and it is just as fun to make the coffee as I is to enjoy the crisp clean cup it makes. 
Date published: 2013-12-22

My entire filter assembly went down the garbage disposal, and I am in need of another. How do I buy this? If I am unable to get the entire assembly, I could make do with just the chain.

Asked by: Pamela
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Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-06
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