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Yama Coffee Vacpot 8 Cup Stovetop Siphon/Syphon

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Yama 8 Cup Syphon Coffee Brewer
$55.00
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SKU: SY-8BK
4.78 stars, based on 33 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, 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..

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Yama
Model: SY-8BK
List Price: $55
Depth: 8"
Width: 8"
Height: 11"
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

2016-11-12T13:52:06Z

5 / 5 stars

Yama 8 cup Vacuum pot

I love these pots. I use one every day and purchased another just in case I break the one I use every day. My most recent purchase are intended for gifts.

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Verified Buyer

2016-04-11T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

So much better than the Bodum Siphon

Yama's glass makes the difference on this Siphon model; it is way better than Bodum's version. The price is better too! My only wish is that there a stand for the upper bowl after the coffee filters. Nevertheless, an excellent product and buy.

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Verified Buyer

2016-02-14T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent quality.

We think that the syphon stovetop coffee maker makes excellent coffee and we are very impressed with the sturdiness and the quality (workmanship and glass) of the Yama brand. We highly recommend it.

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Verified Buyer

2015-07-26T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great coffee and beautiful to look at!

I use it almost every morning. Looks beautiful in my vintage kitchen, and makes excellent coffee. Love how you can control exactly how long the grounds steep in the hot water. Not a pain to clean either - something I was a little concerned about.

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2015-04-05T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Fun to watch!

This was a gift to myself for my birthday. Coffee is a whole new experience now! I think it works great, and simple to use. It is a process though, and you had better love coffee. I recommend the stainless filter to go with it.

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Verified Buyer

2015-02-28T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

works very good

I'm so glad to have this good coffee maker we love it

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2015-02-17T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Awesome coffee maker!

This is the second of these that I've purchased, and Prima had by far the best price! This method of coffee brewing is so simple, gives all the flavor of the french press method without the sediment, provides a hotter cup of coffee, is quicker to brew (especially with an electric kettle to preheat the water), and easier to clean! My wife jokes that this is my 'mini meth-lab', and she's not far off!

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2015-02-03T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

love it

Got it in washed it up, it was easy to set up. Makes some of the best coffee I've ever had. Not to mention it's fun to watch as it's making. Gets my nerd side going to Using something different.

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Verified Buyer

2015-02-03T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

love it

Got it in washed it up, it was easy to set up. Makes some of the best coffee I've ever had. Not to mention it's fun to watch as it's making. Gets my nerd side going to Using something different.

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Verified Buyer

2015-01-29T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

awesome coffee

Love it! Coffee is pure and clean tasting! A special treat at home where you can enjoy Java without going to an expensive place..

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Verified Buyer

2014-11-12T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Good as always

My first coffee siphon was sent to an early demise. I finally was able to order a replacement, and now I can once again enjoy the magical experience of this coffee

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Verified Buyer

2014-08-18T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Amazing coffee in an amazing pot!

I have never loved coffee more than when it's brewed in this Yama Siphon pot. It's easy to use, fun to watch, and makes the best coffee! Great price from Prima and super fast shipping to boot. Very satisfied!

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Verified Buyer

2014-06-26T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

A GREAT COFFEE POT

IT IS A GREAT POT, I LIKE THE WAY THE COFFEE TASTE. NAKES COFFEE IN NO TIME.

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Verified Buyer

2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2014-04-24T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

A GREAT cup of coffee!

I can't say enough good about this coffee maker. Not only is it cool to watch, but it makes a great cup of coffee. My girlfiend loves it on the weekend when I make coffee with the siphon. She raves about the coffee taste all the time. It's fun to watch the water move from the bottom vessel to the top, then once the bottom cools watch the (now coffee) move back down. I recommend that if you have an electric stove you use the diffuser that comes with the system. I also recommend getting a vintage Cory glass filter from either a website named for a river, or a well known auction site. ;) I also recommend using the small burner on an electric range, as the bigger ones may cause the handle to get hot along with the rest of the pot. Also, you can use the piece that looks like a lid for that purpose, and to use as a stand for the upper vessel once the lower is full of coffee. As for the coffee, you should use a grind that is a little bit finer than what you would use for a french press. In other words a bit course. I use a grinder set on 24 - 28 which produces a medium coarse grind. This produces a smooth and flavorful cup of coffee. The best thing about this system is you get the essential oils from the beans since the whole system is in essence an immersion system where you put the coffee in the water, stir and let it steep before it flows into the lower vessel. Bottom line if you want a great tasting cup of coffee, this is the way to go.

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Verified Buyer

2014-03-29T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

He loved it!

Bought this as a gift for my son in law. He absolutely loves it!! I would recommend it!

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Verified Buyer

2014-03-13T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2014-03-07T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

great for larger servings

great buy for the quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Verified Buyer

2014-03-04T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2014-02-01T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

High altitude

I was concerned that I may have problems with a syphon at 6500 feet but I found if I let the water in the bottom chamber come to a rolling boil (197 degrees) then insert the top chamber with the coffee in it I get a darn good brew! My first pot was with old stale beans. I did this to practice. Wow it was good. The same old stale beans in my espresso machine or the drip coffee maker or the french press or a pour over is horrible. I'm really pleased with this Yama.

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Verified Buyer

2014-01-28T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

extracts the real flavor of you blend.

Makes the cleanest, richest tasting coffee since the old dinner days.

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Verified Buyer

2013-12-17T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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!

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Verified Buyer

2013-12-13T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2013-12-12T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2013-11-21T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2013-11-11T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2016-02-11T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Big and impressive

Be aware that the top for this ONLY fits this model and is not interchangeable with any other siphon. I just liked the look of the top portion and ordered one assuming it would fit a tabletop version. Well you know what they say about assuming right?... That being said it is the best in my opinion for tea as it kind of magnifies the leaves and looks very showy for guests. We have also just been using the bottom for everyday water. It looks kind of 1960's

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Verified Buyer

2015-12-25T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Great Product

I bought this product as a gift but I was there to test it out also and I was amazed how cool it looked!Just seeing the product do its work was entertaining itself "something that came out of a chemistry lab I would say!the only downside was the cleaning drying the bottom piece was a little difficult.We had to attach a dry cloth or napkin to a bottle brush cleaning product to dry it off but other than that it worked fine.As to filter wise I would recommend everyone get the permanent syphon filter instead of having to constantly buy a new cloh filter for it everytime but other than that the product is AMAZING!i would recommend it to everyone I know who would want a new inexpensive coffee maker!

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Verified Buyer

2015-05-05T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Works as expected

Had this for about a month. Works as expected. I wish the spout on the lower pot pours better but no big deal. Great value for the price

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Verified Buyer

2015-03-23T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Great Coffee Maker - No instructions,, but youtube solved most questions

Great Coffee Maker,,, packaged great. Little or no instructions. Youtube however has plenty of information. Also,,, It was and is unclear as to how you should use the glass on an electric stove,,, the package came with a wire "guard" that sits on top of a burner. Some information indicates that is for use on gas stoves, some on electric. You definitely want to keep your eye on temp once you start, and be ready to cut it back, and once the water is moved upstairs, it take very little heat to keep it up there :). Fun experimentation, great coffee, quality equipment.

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Verified Buyer

2014-05-27T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Great, but...

Overall this is a great product. My only two complaints are that (1) it seems somewhat fragile, and (2) I do not like the rubber seal that is between the pots.

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Verified Buyer

2014-04-17T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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)

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Verified Buyer

2014-02-08T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

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