You are here

Yama Coffee Vacpot 5 Cup Stovetop Siphon/Syphon

/  shares
Yama 5 Cup Stovetop Syphon
$50.00
Free ShippingPrice MatchNo-Hassle Return
In stock (Quick Ship - Ships Out Next Business Day!)
SKU: SY-5BK
4.35 stars, based on 17 reviews

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

Yama

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.

Verified Buyer

2016-04-19T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great find!

Bought this wonderful contraption thanks to a coworker..actually bought two. One for my sister and the other for myself. Finally had a lazy Saturday and decided to give it a try. Great coffee then the unthinkable happened, my mother accidentally bumped the upper housing and that all she wrote. It was broken. Just one great cup of coffee. Ah well, will buy a replacement part real soon.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2016-03-08T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great instrument

I was sick of my mold breeding Keurig and was looking for a change. This siphon brewer was exactly what I was looking for. I am totally satisfied with my purchase.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2015-03-14T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

simple and the best tasting coffee

...bought this just a few days ago....my dad used a similar appliance tome coffee commercially for his motel years ago...it was the easiest, best coffee than and still is now.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2014-12-22T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2014-11-06T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Good coffee

After a couple of days, I am liking the coffee I am brewing. It is easy to use and fun, too. I am able to control the brewing process to obtain results that I like. It is glass, however, so I am worried about breaking it!

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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!

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2013-12-29T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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!!!!!!!

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2013-12-23T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2013-12-22T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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. 

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2016-07-16T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

My fourth Yama Vacuum pot.

5 cups are a good size for one or two people. These pots are very susceptible to breakage due to physical shock or thermal shock. Thats why I've had 4 in 8 or nine years. They always eventually crack even when your careful. They really need to be made of a more durable thermal glass even if they were to cost more. If i didn't like the pots I wouldn't keep buying them. I haven't found anything better for this price and I love vacuum pot coffee!

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2016-05-19T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2016-05-19T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2014-10-07T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2014-08-14T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2014-03-03T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2013-12-12T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Verified Buyer

2013-12-10T00:00:00Z

1 / 5 stars

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.

Was this review helpful? 0 0

/  shares