How much is a perfect cup of brew worth to you? If $20,000 is the answer, then this might be your new coffee maker. Currently it's the only halogen-powered siphon coffee maker in the U.S. and is at the Blue Bottle Cafe in San Francisco.
The whole process of making a cup of coffee is invigorating and lasts 45 to 90 seconds. â€œThe whirlpool, it messes with your mind,â€ said Mr. Freeman, who practiced stirring plain water for months to develop muscle memory before he brewed his first cup of siphon coffee. â€œThereâ€™s no way to rush it.â€ The key to a cup of siphon coffee is the temperature variation, the flavor changes as the temperature changes. The flavor is â€œkaleidoscopic,â€ says Mr. Freeman.
Uh, okay. Not totally sure what all that means because the only coffee I drink is from 7-11 and not only is the process far from invigorating, the flavor sure as hell isn't "kaleidoscopic." I'm still going to buy one of these brewers though, so I can see what all the fuss is about. And if it sucks I'll just part it out and make some wicked bongs.