The Syphon is the oldest and boldest manual coffee brewer out there. It was developed in 1830 by, yet again, a German Chemist wanting better coffee. The Syphon works by water compression through heat applied from below to a glass chamber and is a highly complicated and labor intensive device which demands attention and skill, largely due to a lack of automated temperature control during the brewing process. The device is visually stunning and produces the richest flavors that can be extracted from a coffee bean. The Syphon is the perfect tool for the home chemist wanting to impress guests and family.