HARIO TCA-5 Technica Syphon

Regular price $108.99 USD
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The HARIO TCA-5 Technica Syphon is the epitome of coffee theatre. Whether you want to impress your friends or just make a delicious cup of coffee in a stylish and elaborate way, this is the piece of brewing kit for you. Everything you need comes in the box, apart from the alcohol to fuel the included burner.

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    What could be better than a delicious cup of coffee? We're glad you asked. Add an open flame and apparatus that looks like it belongs in a chemistry lab that has Japanese letters on it, and that about does it for us.

    The HARIO Technica Syphon (or siphon, if you're so inclined) is the epitome of coffee theatre, and can produce stunning coffee. Whether you want to impress your friends or just make a delicious cup of coffee in a stylish and elaborate way, this is the piece of brewing kit for you. The syphon consists of a metal stand that holds a glass bulb, a glass chamber with a tube on the bottom that fits into the bulb and a cloth filter.

    There are several ways to use this lovely Japanese creation but whichever way you choose, the process works in the same way. This produces an exceptionally clean and flavourful beverage and, when used properly, it's hard to beat.

    Everything you need comes in the box, apart from the alcohol to fuel the included burner. Whilst the burner that is included works, it will make getting the best out of this brew method much more challenging and frustrating (this is the same with every syphon that you can buy). We recommend that if you aren't already the proud owner of a small butane burner, then you may wish to invest in one. We carry a great little burner that gives you plenty of control and more than enough consistent heat for all of your syphon needs.

    The TCA-5 has a capacity of 600ml but if you'd like something smaller, check out the HARIO TCA-2 Technica Syphon or the HARIO TCA-3 Technica Syphon.

    • Capacity: 600ml
    • Height: 36.0cm
    • Width: 11.0cm
    • Heatproof Glass Alcohol Burner, Upper Bowl and Lower Bowl
    • Stainless Steel Filter, Filter Assembly and Burner Cover
    • Aluminum Windbreak
    • Polypropylene Cover, Upper Bowl Stand, Alcohol Lamp Holder and Measuring Spoon
    • Silicone Gaskets
    • Stainless Steel, Iron and Zinc Alloy Stand with a Polypropylene Handle Cover and Brass Fastener
    • Made in Japan
  • HARIO Technica Syphon - User Manual

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Hugh B. (British Columbia, Canada)
Nice aparatus

Its a nice, slow and interesting way to brew a coffee on the weekend.
after 7 or 8 attempts so far, I have my method tailored for a consistent delicious cup.
I am happy to stay with the alcohol burner for now. it does just fine once you fill the bottom bulb with hot water via gooseneck kettle.
The footprint of this piece of kit fits nicely on a brew scale so water can be weighed if so desired.
I would recommend getting either a spare spring with cloth filter assembly so that you have one standing by in case you forget yo clean it from last time.
I would also suggest getting the paper filter spring also. (Waiting for those to come back in stock so i can have a more efficient clean-up )
Overall, 5 stars.

Kirsten (Alberta, Canada)
Very pleased with my purchase!

I bought the Hario 5-cup siphon and am very pleased with my purchase! I bought the recommended butane burner as well and can definitely see why it is recommended. The flame control is important in the syphon brew process which isn’t possible with the alcohol burner (plus the butane is a much cleaner burn). As for brewing the coffee I would recommend following syphon instructions from a coffee company as I found the instructions included with the device resulted in a slightly burnt taste. Overall I am very pleased with the product and would recommend it to anyone looking to up their coffee game!

Mike (Quebec, Canada)
TCA-5 Hario vacuum coffee

I ordered the TCA-5 Hario syphon system from Eight Ounce Coffee as they seemed the most knowledgeable and passionate about making sure I knew everything to know about what I was getting into. I purchased the butane burner as well, and I can understand why it makes such a difference. You need to be able to lower heat at times, and with the alcohol burner you cannot. My results have been a little mixed so far, but might be due to grind size and how long I roasted my beans. It sure is fun to make, and takes no longer than 5 minutes from start to finish including cleanup.

Tanner J.
Hario Syphon

This is the most intersting/fun way to brew coffee in my opinion, although I would not suggest to use it during a rushed morning routine (at least for me anyway). I got it as a gift to myself on (inter)national coffee day in 2017 along with the butane burner they recommend… I didn’t even bother trying the alcohol burner. I like the syphon so much that I am getting a custom figured walnut handle made to replace the brown plastic one.

Amazing! We'd love to see a photo when the handle is finished!

Lee K. (British Columbia, Canada)
Great product

The maker is awesome. Had to buy a butane flame and a reusable filter. Perhaps make one unit that is ready to go.

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