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Yama Vacuum Brewers - Anthony C's Review
Posted: June 30, 2012, 6:40pm
review rating: 9.0
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Yama Vacuum Brewers
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Arrow The Yama Vacuum Brewers has 30 Reviews
Arrow The Yama Vacuum Brewers has been rated 8.67 overall by our member reviewers
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Dave Borton 9.60
Anthony C 9.00
Donald Varona 9.00
Jerry T 8.71
Jeremy Maclennan 8.42

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: CNT-5
Manufacturer: Yama Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: amazon Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Bodum Press
Bottom Line: A beautiful piece that is a great show brewer, not reccomended for everyday use.
Positive Product Points

Looks amazing, a real show to use. Makes a great clean cup.

Negative Product Points

Delicate glass, plastic handle, doesn't come with gas.

Detailed Commentary

First let me point out that I am using the model suspended by three steel bars, on two hand painted porcelain plates. This is clearly more of a fixture than an appliance, and it is not the one imaged on the coffeegeek website.

This was a gift from my girlfriend, had I bought my own it probably would have been a cheaper model. That said, this thing is beautiful, works on a stove top if you use a coil, and the burner (butane) is great. I have never tasted as many nuances in my coffee as I have with this siphon. I love watching it work, and it is always a piece to talk about at family dinners.

It arrived with some broken pieces specifically the painted porcelain plates that hold it together, though it works fine on a stove, and the pieces were replaced in short order for free. I was disappointing that the handle is this bulky plastic knob, but not so much that I have tried to replace it. The glass is also thinner than some of their other models as I discovered one night when I accidentally broke the top funnel. Easily replaced with other yama parts, and the equipment still works fine. Because of this I only use this pot every so often, it is not designed to be the workhorse that some other siphons are.

Buying Experience

Amazon.com is always so-so when it comes to buying.

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