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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 4.375 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very nice cup of coffee I bought this coffeemaker because I already had the 3 cup version (fueled by an alcohol lamp) and wanted a similar model with greater capacity. This one looked like it would be more convenient because it can be used on the stove. Both are true. Using the 3 cup version I had brewed the best cup of coffee I had ever made. With this I have made the 2nd best cup ever. The 5 cup brewer has less control over the sped of brewing and the temperature of the water, but still makes a very nice cup of coffee. And it takes less time. So.... if you want the most artful cup of coffee and can invest a few extra minutes, go for the Yama 3 cup brewer of the 5 cup lamp fired brewer. But if saving time matters to you this is a very nice compromise.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love to Siphon! Glad Not to Have to Need a Burner. Siphoning coffee is the coolest! It's awesome coffee! The best. I love that this pot is reasonably priced and easy to get. Just like that and I'm on the cutting edge. (Yes, I know it was invented in the 1800's.) I use it everyday now, and it doesn't take that long to do it once you get a routine down. Also so glad not to need a burner of some kind. I have a gas stove. I do struggle with the temperature at times - it can get too hot. That's with me only using about 12-13 oz. If I used more I could possibly control the temp easier. It's taken awhile to get the tricks so I ain't burnin' it. Since the pot is so wide at the bottom, it was made to heat the water on the stove - no need to preheat because it heats just as fast this way. I measure the temp till it's at 180 then put the upper part on - easiest way to keep the temp right. The shenanigans associated with a cloth filter seemed absurd to me, so I ordered a screen filter to go with it. It works great! I watched a video of an Italian guy using a paper filter with the screen. I don't know why one couldn't make their own? After seeing others mention it in reviews, I also bought a Cory glass filter as well for $10 from an auction site. Really weird and cool! This was the thing in the 30's through 50's in the US. Works great and so easy to clean! Never had any clogging of any kind with either filter. One thing is cleaning and drying the bottom with it's shape but I finally found the right item after going through a number of different brushes. Included some pictures.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clean cup of coffee I have been using this pot for several days usually twice a day. I previously used a Bodum infusion pot which utilized a nylon screen filter which snapped into the draw tube. This system did not work well for me due to the amount of sediment it left at the bottom of the cup. I had no experience with a cloth filter and based on comments by other users it seemed like less than ideal due to issues with storage/cleaning of the filter. I have found the filter not to be a problem. I simply rinse it with water after each use, blot off the excess water, and hang it to dry for the next use. I am surprised how the same coffee made with my drip pot tastes so different when brewed with the infusion method.
Date published: 2014-12-23
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 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 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 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
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Hello, I just have a quick question before purchase- I saw this model on a different website and noticed it stated that it came with a qire diffuser for electric coil burners. Is that true of this one as well? I don't know if that's every gen/ model. Than

Asked by: Panzer
Yes, the Yama Coffee Cup Stovetop Syphon coffee maker came with the wire deffuser
Answered by: robert1200c
Date published: 2015-12-11

Are there paper filters I can use in stead of cloth?

Asked by: Tom Ford
Yes. You'll need these two products:
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-10-26

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
Hello. Email us at and we'll help you out.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-06
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