So why am I so excited? Despite using technology invented over 160 years ago, it makes an amazing cup of coffee. Despite all of our amazing advances in the last 50 years, despite the incredible advances and passion around the specific field of making coffee (is there a term for that?), that THIS device can do it better than all that, and look bloody cool in the process.
Here are some of the features of these amazing devices:
- water is heated to the ideal temperature (not too hot or cold!) before being introduced to the grounds
- the water is drawn through the filter quickly due to the vacuum from the cooling action of the reservoir, so the brew won't get too bitter
- cloth filters are used to allow oils to stay in the coffee
- ends up with one of the cleanest (sediment free) cups of coffee you'll ever have
- extremely sciencey!
Here's some great pics of vacuum brewers - tell me you don't want to taste something made from this bad boy!