Triggered the introduction of espresso, traditional coffee brewing methods were rapidly shunned from the coffee world. Espresso quickly became the global coffee of choice. It's general speed and efficiency, ease of use and trendy new machines saw that espresso was the new standard in coffee. Beside a small number of brewed coffee enthusiasts, it would become near impossible to find other than automated filter (garbage) at american diners. Unfortunately, this modern, speedy new approach to coffee also saw a change in the coffee experience.
However, a recent trend in the coffee world has seen some of these brewing methods come back as practise. Coffee is going through a unique artisanal movement where brewing styles are favoured above espresso once again, especially for their ability to better represent the true origins and flavours of particular coffee's. One method in particular still lacks presence amongst this trend due to its difficulty to master and lengthy brew time, the Siphon (otherwise known as a Vacuum pot). Ratios, timing, technique and knowledge are all key to creating the perfect brew, every time. Where customers today enjoy talking to their barista, siphon brewed coffee was something you watched in awe. Somewhere between a science experiment and beer brewing process, siphon coffee was something you appreciated and desired in equal parts.
Halogen Siphon (HS) is designed to overcome this hurdle. It's purpose it to provide the same, unique experience of traditional siphons while allowing a cafe/coffee house to continue operations at full efficiency. HS is a fully automated, halogen powered siphon system. Seamlessly integrating automation through technology with traditional coffee brewing techniques. once ordered, the barista will select brew time and water to coffee ratios based on the particular coffee varietal. HS is placed at the customers table, where they simply turn on when ready and watch in awe. When brewed to excellence, HS turns itself off and the customer can pout their own freshly brewed pot of coffee.
photography | james robertson irvine
programming | william irvine