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I’m always on the hunt for new and unique ways to make coffee. From trying tons of new and interesting coffee machines, I have tried some of the best-tasting coffee I’ve ever had. Because of this, I was excited to try out and write my YUCHENGTECH Balance Siphon Coffee Maker Review.
Siphon coffee is something I had absolutely zero experience with, so I was excited to try it out and see whether it stacks up to the more traditional ways of making coffee.
So, read on as I list all the pros and cons of this piece of coffee equipment, and whether I recommend it or not.
The Design of this Coffee Maker
This is probably the most beautiful coffee maker I’ve ever tried. The gold design really stands out, and it is always the very first thing that anyone asks about when they come into my kitchen. It stood out in my kitchen as a wonderful work of art. I’d never thought I’d say that about a coffee maker!
It uses only the highest quality materials such as high borosilicate glass, delicate brass, and gold, and I could tell when I used it. It was quite durable (and a little heavy)!
The Coffee Taste
The coffee was great. Using an espresso or Nespresso machine creates good coffee, sometimes even great coffee, but neither can compare to the taste of coffee from a siphon coffee maker.
It has an extremely complex, full-bodied flavor. If you, like I, are looking for something to slowly sip and enjoy all the intricate flavors and tastes, then the siphon coffee maker is a fantastic choice. However, if you live a busy life and don’t have much time to spend making coffee, you should probably look for a more standard coffee maker, in my opinion.
This is because it does take a very long time to make coffee and then clean the machine. This might be a disadvantage for some people, but I personally didn’t mind it as the coffee taste was so good.
Cleaning the Machine
As I briefly mentioned, cleaning is a bit of a pain, although it wasn’t too bad.
After making coffee from it, I had to wait a while for it to cool down. Once it was cooled, I could rinse it all with water, scrub the upper section, run water from the bottom to the top through the siphon, and then scrub the bottom section.
This is the main disadvantage (along with it taking a while to make coffee), as most coffee makers and machines do most of the cleaning for you, but this one needs a lot of elbow grease.
Siphon Coffee Maker Specs
Wrapping Up My YUCHENGTECH Balance Siphon Coffee Maker Review
I really enjoyed using this Siphon coffee maker. The YUCHENGTECH balance siphon coffee maker was made from lots of high-quality materials, and I could tell when I used it.
Although it’s not without its faults, such as the length of time it takes to make coffee and the cleaning involved, I didn’t mind too much, especially as the coffee was fantastic.
However, if you’re looking for a more normal coffee maker, feel free to check the MAttinata; it may be more to your liking.
All in all, I hope you enjoyed this YUCHENGTECH Balance siphon coffee maker review and got everything you needed from it. If you’ve tried out a siphon coffee brewer before, let me know what your thoughts are on these unique coffee makers in the comments below.
What is a Siphon Coffee Maker?
The siphon coffee maker, also known as a vacuum coffee maker or a syphon brewer, is a device that brews coffee using a combination of vapor pressure and vacuum suction. The concept behind this brewing method is based on the principles of evaporation, vapor pressure, and gravity, which together bring out the coffee’s most delicate flavors and aromas.
The siphon coffee maker typically consists of two chambers, each made of glass. The bottom chamber holds water and the upper chamber houses a filter and the coffee grounds. A tube connects the two chambers, allowing hot water to rise to the upper chamber due to vapor pressure created by heating it. Once the coffee grounds steep and extract the desired flavors, the heat source is removed, causing a vacuum to form, which pulls the brewed coffee back down through the filter into the bottom chamber.
How Does a Siphon Coffee Maker Work?
The siphon coffee maker consists of two chambers, typically made of glass, connected by a tube. The bottom chamber is filled with water, and the top chamber holds the coffee grounds. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how the siphon brewing process works:
Water Heating: To initiate the process, the bottom chamber is heated, causing the water inside to vaporize and create pressure. This pressure forces the water to move upwards into the top chamber through the tube, where the coffee grounds are waiting.
Coffee Infusion: Once the water reaches the top chamber, it mixes with the coffee grounds. The hot water extracts the flavors and aromas from the coffee, creating a strong and full-bodied brew.
Brewing Time: The coffee and water mixture steeps for a brief period, typically around 30 to 60 seconds, depending on the desired strength of the coffee.
Brewing Complete: As the siphon coffee maker is taken off the heat source, the bottom chamber begins to cool down. This decrease in temperature creates a partial vacuum, which causes the brewed coffee to be pulled back down through the tube, separating it from the coffee grounds.
Filtering: The brewed coffee is filtered as it descends through the tube, ensuring a clean cup of coffee with no coffee particles or sediment.
Ready to Serve: Once the brewed coffee returns to the bottom chamber, the siphon coffee maker is removed entirely from the heat source. The coffee is now ready to be served, and you can enjoy all the delicious flavors and aromas!