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Yama siphon brewer, $100, at intelligentsiacoffee.com
SIPHON BREWING “The siphon brewer is for anyone who likes to experiment,” says Matthew Gasaway, manager at Dark Cloud Coffee Lab (2122 N. Halsted St.; 773-857-2449), where baristas use the two-chambered contraption, which acts like a vacuum, to make cups of joe that are nearly sediment-free. Gasaway says brewing is as simple as filling the lower chamber with water and adding heat (most kits come with a butane burner). When the hot water rises to the top vessel, add one and a half tablespoons of grounds and stir for two minutes. Turn off the gas and watch the coffee drain to the bottom orb, leaving grit behind.
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