KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer

We’re not going to pretend we fully grasp the science at work with the KitchenAid Siphon coffee brewer, but that’s probably part of the appeal.

Using vapor and vacuum pressure, the Siphon Coffee Brewer ($250) promises the type of flavor that just can’t be had from conventional brewing methods. The device itself is made from premium glass and stainless steel, and it’s a design that lets you see the whole process, with the water’s vapor pressure pushing it up through the filter and into the brewing chamber where it fully saturates the grounds. Once the optimal temperature is reached, the heat turns off, and the drop in vapor pressure sends the coffee back down into the glass carafe after one more pass through the reusable filter.