Bell Syphon Coffee

Coffee preparation techniques besides espresso like pourover.
DanN

#1: Post by DanN »

Folks,

In the pursuit of good coffee, I explore all brewing possibilities world over and the Vietnamese phin has always fascinated me. Though small it makes a mean cup of Joe. But the humble phin has its own limitations where the grind size decides the brew time and mostly fit for robusta varietals. So for third wave and speciality coffees this is a serious limitation. Accidentally I stumbled onto this Gentleman from China selling his innovative products from Beijing and placed an order for his product. This design though looks like a phin, works on the principles of a bell siphon. It's all stainless steel, very well built ( around 200 grams in weight ) and also has a stainless mesh filter. There is no paper or cloth filters and you can grind the coffee as fine as you want and brew as long as you want and on top of that it's travel friendly. Brewing techniques and recipe possibilities are literally limitless. I can tell you that besides the French press and vacuum coffee , this is one among the best. Not sure of his name, but here is the eBay link for your reference. He also builts coffee roaster and also various other stuff where he sells his stuff on eBay . By the way not sure if there is any product like this in the market now and this is a awesome brewer in the single cup coffee market.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/coffee-maker-b ... 3508581827

YouTube Demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUT2mre9bRU

How the Bell syphon works ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vV_z_0lFQ8

DanN

#2: Post by DanN »

DanN wrote:Folks,

In the pursuit of good coffee, I explore all brewing possibilities world over and the Vietnamese phin has always fascinated me. Though small it makes a mean cup of Joe. But the humble phin has its own limitations where the grind size decides the brew time and mostly fit for robusta varietals. So for third wave and speciality coffees this is a serious limitation. Accidentally I stumbled onto this Gentleman from China selling his innovative products from Beijing and placed an order for his product. This design though looks like a phin, works on the principles of a bell siphon. It's all stainless steel, very well built ( around 200 grams in weight ) and also has a stainless mesh filter. There is no paper or cloth filters and you can grind the coffee as fine as you want and brew as long as you want and on top of that it's travel friendly. Brewing techniques and recipe possibilities are literally limitless. I can tell you that besides the French press and vacuum coffee , this is one among the best. Not sure of his name, but here is the eBay link for your reference. He also builts coffee roaster and also various other stuff where he sells his stuff on eBay . By the way not sure if there is any product like this in the market now and this is a awesome brewer in the single cup coffee market.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/coffee-maker-b ... %7Ciid%3A1

YouTube Demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUT2mre9bRU

How the Bell syphon works ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vV_z_0lFQ8

DanN

#3: Post by DanN »

Photos of the brewer ...

DanN

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Nunas
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#5: Post by Nunas »

Cool! What keeps the grounds from being sucked along with the water into the cup for the finished coffee?

DanN

#6: Post by DanN »

The coffee is safely enclosed in a stainless steel mesh which is nested inside ...so only the coffee ie water gets sucked out of the chamber but the grounds stay in the brew chamber. Ingenuios design I should say.Image

DanN

#7: Post by DanN »

Just an update. I just received yesterday the biggest size Syphon brewer from the manufacturer for me to test. I have to be honest here . I have not seen a more well made product. It's all stainless steel , weighs around 370 grams ( feels really solid) and can make 10-12 oz of coffee with ease. It includes a stainless filter and is also very travel friendly. I rarely give product plugs , but here in this case got to give where appreciation is due. I have tried all non espresso methods of preparation including the Eva solo to the modern hario, but this product rocks. The closest thing I can compare this with the current day product is the clever coffee dripper. The CCD is all plastic and Levers have failed . Here there are no moving parts and makes a delicious cup.
I have added some photos.

DanN

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DamianWarS

#9: Post by DamianWarS »

DanN wrote:Folks,

In the pursuit of good coffee, I explore all brewing possibilities world over and the Vietnamese phin has always fascinated me. Though small it makes a mean cup of Joe. But the humble phin has its own limitations where the grind size decides the brew time and mostly fit for robusta varietals. So for third wave and speciality coffees this is a serious limitation. Accidentally I stumbled onto this Gentleman from China selling his innovative products from Beijing and placed an order for his product. This design though looks like a phin, works on the principles of a bell siphon. It's all stainless steel, very well built ( around 200 grams in weight ) and also has a stainless mesh filter. There is no paper or cloth filters and you can grind the coffee as fine as you want and brew as long as you want and on top of that it's travel friendly. Brewing techniques and recipe possibilities are literally limitless. I can tell you that besides the French press and vacuum coffee , this is one among the best. Not sure of his name, but here is the eBay link for your reference. He also builts coffee roaster and also various other stuff where he sells his stuff on eBay . By the way not sure if there is any product like this in the market now and this is a awesome brewer in the single cup coffee market.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/coffee-maker-b ... %7Ciid%3A1

YouTube Demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUT2mre9bRU

How the Bell syphon works ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vV_z_0lFQ8
I'm confused? how does this work like a siphon? the demo video seems to work just like the phin.

DanN

#10: Post by DanN »

This is NOT a phin filter. phin works on gravity .....but here once the water level exceeds the height of the middle stem, Syphon kicks in and water is pulled against gravity via the hole in the middle stem . See the you tube video where the physics of syphon is explained.