For those who consider coffee a sacred elixir, no quick cup of Folgers percolated from a plastic coffee maker will do. The Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower Coffee and Tea Maker will delight mad scientist coffee and/or tea fanatics who favor quality over quantity.
A lot of us in North America are having a hard time dealing with the egg-scrambling, record-high temperatures. It’s so hot that hot coffee fiends are converting to iced coffeeholism. The Yama uses ice water to “brew” coffee grounds and will yield cold but deliciously smooth coffee without the use of electricity. (You’d want to have this contraption during a blackout, but good luck finding ice.) For best results, prepare coffee overnight so that you awaken to a ready-made pot in the morning. Make extra pots ahead of time and store in a cold place if 32 oz. is not enough to get you through the day.
This beautiful and unusual coffee brewer makes great coffee and brings drama to your cafe or kitchen. Through a unique 8 hour process using pure ice water, ice drip coffee produces a unique flavor not found in regular brewed coffee.
Although it looks like complicated lab equipment, the Yama Cold Brewer is very easy to use. Just add ice and cold water in the top chamber, set the valve to drip, put ground coffee in the middle chamber and you’re good to go.
The entire brew process takes about 8 hours and produces about 32 oz of smooth, rich coffee that is very low in acidity. The coffee will keep for up to 7 days in a sealed container in your refrigerator.
Beyond making coffee and tea in a highly unconventional way, the Yama looks amazing and is definitely a conversation starter. Show off to all your friends and coffee/tea snobs in your life. When you prepare coffee in the Yama, you’ll look like a hot shot barista who could be distantly related to Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein, or one of those guys.
The Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower is available for $216.22 with free shipping at Amazon.com. (Note that the current model differs from the top picture, because the new design features straight posts. The video shows the new design.)
For another non-electric option that has quicker output but is not as elaborate-looking, check out the Incred-a-brew Direct Immersion Coffee Maker.