You Should Be Familiar With This Unique Coffee Brewing Method

Think about all you can accomplish in a day just by consuming a cup (or two) of your morning brew. Yet, coffee is more than just a drink to start your day. It can be a delicious accompaniment to dessert or a way to perk up in the afternoon. With the rise in consuming coffee, especially outside the home, there seems to be as many types of coffee as there are reasons to drink it.

At home or in a coffeehouse there has been an explosion of brewing styles that go beyond an electric coffee maker, such as pour over, nitro, using a percolator, and even brewing using a vacuum method. Siphon (or vacuum) coffee is a unique method that's slowly regaining popularity. This brewing method can be traced back to the 1830's, when one of the first patents filed for a vacuum device was held by a German man named Loeff from Berlin, according to Café Moto.

What makes siphon coffee unique

A siphon coffee maker works on the principle of expansion and contraction that allows the device to brew coffee, while filtering the grounds efficiently for a cleaner cup, says Coffee Geek. Perhaps one of the reasons siphon coffee is making a comeback is the depth of flavor the process promises java enthusiasts. Siphon coffee creates a brew that is a cross between a french press and pour over, as reported by Coffee Made Better.

Beyond the allure of a smoother cup, siphon coffee also looks cool while it's being made, since this brewing process happens in two glass chambers. Water sits in the bottom, while coffee grounds are on the top and a heating element is applied to the bottom chamber, which forces the water up into the upper chamber through a tube (via Whole Latte Love). 

The next time you're in a coffeehouse that serves siphon coffee, give it a try to enjoy a smooth brew.