The 4 Best Electric Siphon Coffee Makers

best electric siphon coffee makers

Becoming a home barista isn’t rocket science. It’s easy to make delicious coffee in your own kitchen. You just need a reliable machine that looks and feels the part.

Siphon coffee makers offer serious coffee drinkers a fabulous coffee-making experience. It’s not just about taste, but about watching something beautiful and intense being created. True coffee geeks say that the several-hundred-year-old siphon brewing method is the best invented- and they’re right.

So, your perfect cup starts with making that crucial decision: do I buy an electric siphon or its stovetop version?

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Hario Skerton Hand Coffee Grinder

retro coffee grinder

Made by the same Japanese company that manufactures the famous V60 brewer, the Hario Skerton is one of the most recognizable and popular hand grinders out there. Thanks to a quality build and an attractive price tag, the Skerton has long been touted as a solid entry-level grinder that won’t break the bank.

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Hario TCA-5 Technica Coffee Siphon

Review of the Hario Technica 5 Coffee Syphon

The Hario TCA-5 Siphon Coffee Brewer, much like many of Hario’s products, is an extraordinarily unique piece of coffee equipment perfectly suited for the specialty coffee enthusiast who wishes to branch out beyond the world of french press and pour over brewing. 

The Siphon is the product of an elegant intersection between basic chemistry and Hario’s world-renowned, high quality glass construction. The result is an easy-to-use system that consistently brews a delicious, full-bodied cup of coffee.  If you are interested in diversifying your coffee brewing equipment to get the most out of your coffee, the TCA-5 is both a top-notch brewing apparatus and a unique conversation piece perfect for sharing coffee with a friend.

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5 Home Coffee Brewing Mistakes to Avoid

5 home coffee brewing errors

Every day, millions of us go through a daily ritual of preparing our morning cup of coffee. For some of us, it’s a sacred process of getting us the quality coffee we deserve. For others, it’s strictly about finding the fastest way to get that sweet, sweet caffeine into our bodies.

Regardless of which group you fall into, you’re likely to make a mistake along the way, whether due to sleep deprivation or ignorance. Unfortunately, those little mistakes in brewing your coffee can have a massive impact. Take a look and see if you’re making these 5 coffee mistakes that could be sabotaging your brew. Fix ‘em and you’ll be on your way to a better cup in no time.

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Chemex vs. Hario V60: Which is Better?

Chemex vs V60 showdown

Every day, more people are turning to hand-poured coffee for their morning cup. Coffee shops are still as popular as ever and most of us can’t resist a proper latte or espresso, but recently people are starting to seek that same level of quality and consistency from their coffee at home (or work).

For most people, the bulky counter top coffee maker is no longer cutting it. Pour over brewers are becoming kitchen staples and an essential part of many morning routines. Even though pour over brewers are nothing new – the first Melitta filter was created in 1908 – a renewed interest in the craft has produced some standout favorites. Today, we are going to put two of the premier pour over brewers, the Chemex and the Hario V60, through a head to head showdown.

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What Affects the Taste of your Coffee Brew?

What affects the taste of your coffee brew

Learn how to get that barista-crafted flavor from your home brew

It’s the most frustrating part of the journey to better coffee. You purchase a bag of coffee from your favorite local roaster (hopefully), grind it up, brew it, and… it’s just not the same. Did they sell you the wrong beans? Is your equipment not fancy enough? Is the barista a wizard? All of these very valid questions arise as you try to figure out where you went wrong.

Fortunately, there are other possible reasons for your less-than-stellar brew. Coffee is one of the most chemically complex foods that we consume, and the process from farm to cup isn’t much different. By the time you purchase your bag of coffee, the farmer, roaster, and barista have all done their part. Now, it’s up to you, the consumer, to do yours.

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Hario V60 Pour Over – Coffee Dripper Review

Hario v 60 review

Over the last few years, pour over coffee has exploded in popularity. Now pour over drippers are found in coffee shops, on kitchen countertops, and even in backpacks to be taken camping.

Of all the new brewers seeing their popularity increase during this movement, one seems to consistently be standing out from the rest: the Hario V60.

The Hario v60 is a cone shaped pour over brewer with spiral ribbed walls and a large hole at the bottom, where the filter slightly protrudes from. The ribs along the brewer walls are designed to allow for airflow between them and to keep the grounds away from the walls, leading to a more balanced extraction.

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Getting Started With Siphon Coffee: 7 Tips To Help Beginners Thrive

getting started with siphon coffee - tips for beginners

Looking at your new syphon coffee maker and not really sure you’re ready to use it for the first time? You’re in luck. We’ve assembled a list of seven things every beginner should know as they tackle the adventure and challenge of making siphon coffee. If you’re still looking to buy your first siphon maker, have a look at our recommendations that won’t break the bank.

You should also look at our Easy Siphon Brewing Guide, of course, but this list below covers some of the other stuff you won’t often find in guide-based articles.

Your coffee’s not going to brew itself, so let’s make sure you can really thrive as you jump into the world of siphon coffee.

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Siphon Coffee Makers: 5 Things To Consider And 5 Recommended Brewers

siphon coffee brewers and makers

There’s something romantic and fascinating about using siphon coffee makers. The devices themselves are works of art, the brewing process seems like magic, and the resulting coffee is smooth, juicy, and aromatic.

It’s no wonder why siphons are often considered the apex of making black coffee.

But choosing the right coffee siphon for use at home can be a challenge. There are quite a few models out there, each with their own shapes, sizes, and quirks. But you don’t need to worry—we’ve put together a list of the five things you need to consider when buying a siphon, as well as five actual brewers we recommend to make things even simpler.

And just FYI, in this post you’ll find links to the products on Amazon. I do get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

Let’s hop in!

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French Press vs. Siphon Coffee: Which is Better?

French Press VS Siphon: A Coffee Showdown

There are literally hundreds of coffee makers out there, but few have reached the love and prestige of the french press and siphon brewers. These two devices are known around the world and embraced by the world’s most fanatic coffee lovers.

But despite their similar level of fame, these brewers are very different.

If you’re in the market for a new coffee brewer and are looking at these two options, don’t make a hasty decision. You need to carefully consider how the brewers function, how the coffee tastes different, and which one will best suit your lifestyle and preferences.

Siphon coffee is delicate and nuanced in taste, with a more complex brew process. French Press is quick to brew and produces a more bold and robust flavor. It’s easy to get good, consistent results with a French press, whereas siphon brewing requires more skill and time.

Lucky for you, I’m going to make this as easy as it can be.

Let’s walk through the similarities and differences together. Soon, you’ll know exactly which brewer is right for you.

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