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New Toy - Cona Syphon Coffee Maker (Cona D)
I'm an espresso purist 99% of the time. But every once a while, I do deviate for some brew coffee. Plethoras of coffee brewers come and go. I'm sure it's familar to many, no?
My most recent addition is this vac pot, a British-made Cona Vac Pot. It's the size D variant that can make easily 4 x 8oz cups of sublime coffee (1.13L capacity).
Right off, it looks rather elegant. Each part is made nicely with high quality parts. The glass especially is thick and there are a few extra niceties such as the drip bowl, the top globe holder etc.
Aside from the presentation, the best thing I see on the Cona D is that all that the coffee come in contact are made of glass, including the filter. Glass, along with ceramic/porcelain, is my top choice for taste-neutral material. Not even stainless steel.
The Cona D makes plentiful of coffee for really long sipping sessions. For starter, I have only brew a little more than half the capacity(35g coffee 520g water). The coffee, as many had said, is clean & crisp. Definitely a go for high end coffee (like Geshas or fruity/floral ethiopians).
Very easy to use but it is also the most theatherical coffee making method I've tried. Lighting up the alcohol burner, watch the water flowing up defying gravity, and the grand finale of eruption when the coffee's done.
Right now it's resting on my study table as a deco. Too pretty to pass onto the cupboard. :P
Also, just roasted up some nice light roasted floral/fruity single origins (Kenya & Harrar). Can't wait to try them!