The vacuum pot is an incredibly effective method for brewing coffee. It obliges a little patience and dedication, yet with time and practice, the siphon can deliver some coffee to rival any out there. It is especially successful for uncovering the complexity and pureness of coffee that approaches in a lighter roast. This aspect makes it the choice brewing technique for many coffee aficionados.
How to brew coffee in vacpot:
- Pull the chain of the metal filter attachment down and sink it. The clip attaches at the bottom of the funnel.
- Use pre-heated water to make things move a lot quicker when brewing. Make sure the outside of the globe is completely dry before you apply heat to prevent it from cracking. Fill the globe to the No. 5 mark.
- Vac pots usually come with a candle burner, but a gas burner is much more effective. Turn the burner on and set on low flame. Loosely place the funnel inside the globe so it sits at an angle while you wait for the water to boil—boil times vary.
- While the water heats, measure and grind your coffee. Having uniform grind is extremely important for this brewing technique.
- Once the water starts to boil, attach the top funnel securely to the globe.
- Once nearly all the water is in the upper chamber add the coffee to the water and stir it well, wetting all the grounds to ensure a uniform extraction.
- Let the coffee brew for two minutes and then remove it from the heat source entirely. Ideally it will take 20 to 45 seconds for the water to drop back to the lower chamber.
- If it takes more than 60 seconds to drop, adjust to a coarser grind. If it comes down too quickly, make the grind finer.
- Place the top funnel in the black base and remove the globe from the stand, pour the coffee and enjoy.
Tips to consider:
Coffee ought to be ground in a burr processor for best results. A whirling blade grinder makes more powder, which will have a tendency to clog the filter.
Keep a clean glass marble in the base of your coffeepot; it will flow as the water achieves bubbling temperature and consistently break the surface strain of the water. This anticipates superheating.
For ease of pouring, use a teakettle with a long, thin spout.
In the event that the brew procedure slows down as the water is ascending into the pipe, check the seal. Search for gurgling or murmuring around the gasket, and turn the filter marginally to set the seal.