24 Feb '14, 4pm

A Vac Pot Primer

Visit any "hardcore" coffee website or newsgroup these days, and you'll find mention of something called a "vac pot". They also go by the names "siphon pot", "siphon brewer", "syphon coffee maker" and several other monikers. So what's this thing all about? Simply put, it's one of the coolest and most fascinating ways to make coffee. The bonus is that it is also one of the best tasting cups you might ever have. History of the Vacuum Brewer Back in 1842, a woman by the name of Mme. Vassieux registered a patent in France for a coffee brewing device that was based on the vacuum brewing method. But she wasn't the first. In the early 1830s, a few Berliners patented vacuum brewing machines, and Richard French copied those designs in an 1838 patent. The reason why Mme. Vassieux is often mentioned as the "inventor" of the vacuum brewer is because her machine was the first to actual...

Full article: http://www.ineedcoffee.com/00/vac/

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