R: Not quite your everyday cuppa

While traipsing through fremantle yesterday, we stumbled upon Noel, a pretty little japanese cafe on Adelaide Street. Hankering for a coffee, I quickly discarded my usual latte, when something unusual on the menu caught my eye-

Syphon Coffee

Syphon Coffee!!

The basic principle is that water is heated in the bottom vessel and travels through a tube to the top vessel containing ground coffee. The heated water and coffee mix for a period, then the heat is removed from the bottom vessel. A vacuum is formed by the absence of steam in this bottom vessel, and the brewed coffee is sucked back into it along the tube, and filtered on the way.

The coffee is brewed by this extended contact with water at exactly the right brewing temperature. The temperature is maintained throughout the process, and then the coffee is immediately separated from the grounds, producing a supposed perfect cup of brewed coffee.

I’m probably not enough of a connoisseur to taste the difference, but I did enjoy the entire process, which was interesting for a first timer, and relaxing to watch.

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One Response to “R: Not quite your everyday cuppa”

  1. gluttondressedaslamb Says:

    A: Gorgeous!

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