Siphon coffee, also known as vacuum coffee, is a fairly recent idea, especially if you ask the younger generations. However, those who have been reading up on this method of preparing coffee will tell you that the idea has been around for two centuries, if not longer. A walk down the archives shows us that the very first vacuum coffee maker patent was put down by someone known only as Loeff, who appears to have been a resident of the city of Berlin in Germany. This took place in the 1830’s. Despite the efforts of this individual, the very first commercial siphon coffee maker was attributed to a French woman known as Marie
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Balancing siphon coffee brewers are intricate and beautiful machines. The video below gives you a demonstration of how to use one. Also check out our guide to the 4 best balancing siphon coffee makers.