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Yama Coffee Vacpot 5 Cup Tabletop Siphon/Syphon

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Yama Tabletop 5 Cup Vacpot Coffee Vacuum Pot
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For more information on the siphon check out our siphon review. For detailed brewing instructions check out our siphon brewing guide.

  • 20-ounce (~600-milliliter) capacity
  • For use with denatured alcohol (included) or butane burner (purchased separately)
  • Extra cloth filters available

Includes complete siphon set: lid, upper chamber, filter assembly, cloth filter, lower chamber, stand, denatured alcohol burner, and coffee scoop/stirrer. Does not include denatured alcohol.

Manufacturer: Yama
Model: TCA-5D
List Price: $110
Depth: 6"
Width: 4.5"
Height: 16.5"
Weight: 3 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 Tabletop Siphon/Syphon is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and amazing coffee I was introduced to siphon brewing through a friend, and I fell in love with the elegance and simplicity of the brewing system. I wish they had a bit more clear instructions within the box, but examples of siphon brewing are readily available online(mind you not to let the water get much hotter than 202 degrees for risk of burning the beans). Another important thing: many videos I watched showed putting the hot top glass flask into the plastic holder. I chipped the siphon tube of my cylinder by doing that. Make sure to first remove the spring loaded filter clip from the tube, and then you can let it sit in the plastic flask holder. Happy brewing!
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No complaints! I bought this for my husbands birthday - and we have BOTH been extremely pleased with the results. I would buy it again in a heartbeat!
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works! Works as good as I could have hoped! Got two and May order more. 
Date published: 2013-12-11

Where can I find a replacement screen for this machine?

Asked by: ScottyBobby123
If you're looking for a metal filter you can type "FTL-F" in the Prima search box. If you need a new cloth filter type "CP-1". If you need an entire replacement filter assembly please email us at and we'll special order one for you.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-08-04

Can you place the stand over a gas stove instead of using a separate burner underneath?

Asked by: hannah
Sure can! You'll just need to remove the metal grate.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-04-08

Can you youse this product with loose leaf tea? 

Asked by: Jim1
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-03-27

After brewing, does the unit have to be dismantled in order to pour a cup of coffee?

Asked by: dibs
Hello. That's correct. You'l need to separate the top chamber from the bottom bowl, then use the bottom bowl as a carafe.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-30

The model TCA-3D is still available? I Have broken the upper glass bowl, can I get a replacement?

Asked by: Cecil
Hello. Unfortunately, TCA-3D siphons have been discontinued and we are unable to order replacement pieces.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-27
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