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Yama Coffee Vacpot 8 Cup Stovetop Siphon/Syphon

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Yama 8 Cup Syphon Coffee Brewer
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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 40 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 about 1/2 - 3/4 of the water has risen to the upper glass to dump the grounds into the top glass. 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 tube (and filter) 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 8 Cup Stovetop Siphon. For other sizes and options see our 5 Cup Stovetop Siphon, 3 Cup Tabletop Siphon, and 5 Cup Tabletop Siphon listings.

Yama Stovetop Siphon 40 oz

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

  • 40 oz capacity brews up to 8 cups at a time.
  • Cup = 147ml
  • 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..

Manufacturer: Yama
Model: SY-8BK
List Price: $55
Depth: 8"
Width: 8"
Height: 11"
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 8 Cup Stovetop Siphon/Syphon is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love! Love my new coffee pot. Folks, this is way coffee should be made.  No need for fancy expensive machines, this coffee siphon is fantastic.  The coffee tastes delicious and its kinda fun to watch the process.  You almost feel like a mad scientist.  A few recommendations though, once all the liquid in the bottom that is going to go up to the top has reached the top and it starts to bubble, give the coffee mix on top a quick stir with the flat part of the scoop tool that comes with it and then turn off the heat.   Also, the coffee can get cold quickly, so once the coffee has transitioned down to the bottom pot, pour it into a thermos to keep your delicious coffee hot. YUM.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Coffee Maker My wife and I were so excited to learn about a stove-top, high-volume version of the Yama siphon. My in-laws have the smaller version with burner, and the coffee is so amazing! At the risk of overstating, the coffee this siphon makes is something we look forward to every morning. It really is not much more time or effort than the low-end Mr. Coffee drip maker we used to have.  All unwanted bitterness is eliminated, mediocre coffee is made better and all of the potential and complexity of premium coffees are realized.
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This type of filtering makes excellent coffee The design is so simple and has been in use for SOOOOOO many years. Western civilization tried to change/simplify it but in my opinion Did Not succeed. Since I started using the siphon pot a couple of years ago I put the drip coffee maker in a cupboard and haven't used it since. We also have a keurig coffee machine, but I don't use it for much of anything other than hot water and hot chocolate or tea. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 Star rating is because I have had to replace it twice because of breakage. Not because of quality or workmanship, but because It gets left sitting on the counter by the stove and my wife or son knocked it over. Because of this I wish I could purchase only the top unit (I now have 3 carafes)
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes the best coffee! I love my syphon and would never choose to make my coffee any other way! i recommend the prima syphon coffee maker to anyone using a standard piece of equipment. My coffee is gourmet because i can infuse the coffee grinds for as long as i want. Found myself saving money in the end because i'd prefer to now make my coffee at home all the time!
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Getting the Most From Your Coffee Being able to brew my coffee at the best temperature of 167-170 degrees(f) is great. The Yama allows me to do that. And the Yama Coffee Syphon is a great coffee maker to brew perfect coffee with no bitterness. I chose to use a glass Cory glass filter rod rather than the cloth filter that came with the coffee maker. It would be good if Yama offered this option with this coffee maker; it is less messy and efficient. I would recommend this coffee maker.
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will never Go Back to an auto. drip coffee maker I recently purchased my siphon coffee maker. When using the same coffee beans that I used the previous day in my Mr. Coffee maker, in my siphon coffee maker; I noticed the difference on the first sip. My coffee drinking experience now much more enjoyable. Even the ritual of making is fun. I am glad i found this alternative way of making coffee. I definitely think this would be better than using a French Press, I like the idea of using a cloth filter.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking for a vacuum pot Looked on ebay and at other manufacturers. Used pots are notorious for having cracked rubber sealing rings........ really wanted a NEW one. This one fit the bill with good looks, a sensible handle and a reasonable price.
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yama Siphon 8 Cup Yama Siphon 8 Cup is a great product.  Good price and easy to use.  We have substituted a glass rod in place of the filter system that came in the box and it works great.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and great coffee I picked this up as I wanted to try siphon coffee without having to deal with a burner. It works great. It is very attractive and very easy to use. The coffee from it is fantastic, strong but not too bitter. The first time I used it I forgot it was on the stove and the coffee boiled too long but was still delicious. This is going to be my go-to brewer when I need to make coffee for a group.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good hot coffee I really like the fact that this coffee maker makes really hot coffee. My mother had one of these when we were kids and I was responsible for accidentally breaking it. And besides that, it is very pretty to look at.
Date published: 2014-05-08

Can I buy just the top glass part to the YamaVacuum Brewer 8 cup?  We broke the top glass and already have 3 bottoms so REALLY don't want to buy another set.

Asked by: Bertie
Contact and we'll help you out.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-06-25

For a gas range do you need a diffuser? Do you recommend one if not required?

Asked by: tjbaker50
Hello. This siphon can be placed directly on the gas range. No diffusion required!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-02-17

Water boils at 165 degrees here. can I use a syphon? How will the lower temp. affect the brewed coffee?

Asked by: Gene
Hey, Gene. This is a really interesting question. I'm not a Physicist, but If the water is not able to be heated past 165F, it's not going to extract the solubles in the coffee correctly. Brewing temp is usually around 197F-203F. Lower temperatures will cause some very undesirable flavors, unfortunately. You may want to look into cold drip coffee!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-22

Once the coffee has been brewed, can you reheat it on the stove in the lower carafe?

Asked by: Angie
You certainly could, but it will likely negatively affect the flavor of your coffee.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-06

can i buy just the carafe, yama 8 cup? 

Asked by: hesser
Hello. Parts are available for special order. Please give us a call when you're ready.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-06

Can it be used for gas stoves as well?

Asked by: coffeecoffecofeecofe
Hey, coffeecoffecofeecofe! Yes. The stovetop siphon will work great on a gas stove.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-12

Do you sell spare parts for the Yama. I am looking for the plastic lid/stand

Asked by: DCinSD
Hi, DCinSD. Yes. The cover is available for special order. Give us a call!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-11-22

Do you have to make 8 cups at a time? Or can you make less?

Asked by: annamac46
Yes, you can brew with just about any amount of water under 8 cups.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-11-16

How does the cloth filter anchor itself? How long does one last? How much to replace one?

Asked by: sisofnine
Hi there. The cloth filter attaches to a device that hooks to the bottom of the top siphon piece. You can expect the filters to last about 50 uses as long as they are cleaned, and stored in cold water when not in use. The cost for replacement filters is $4.95 for 5.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-08-17

some users mention using a glass rod instead of the cloth filter, where can this option be purchased

Asked by: AnnieA
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