If you think the way you brew your coffee is just boring, you need to take a look at the Balancing Siphon Coffee Maker up for grabs at Hammacher. Inspired by the siphon coffee maker invented by Loeff of Berlin in the 1830s, this coffee maker not only gives you superbly brewed coffee, but also makes for a visual spectacle. Simply fun to use, the genuine balancing siphon coffee maker works on the vacuum principles and features an alcohol burner that heats the water inside the copper kettle to 212º F.
The process passes water through the pipette into the crystal-brewing chamber where it meets the coffee grounds at the perfect temperature to make amazing coffee. While brewing chamber is done in 100 percent lead crystal, the candlesnuffer, pipette and spigot are made of brass. The kettle is solid copper and the whole thing sits on a beautiful mahogany base. The Balancing Siphon Coffee Maker will set you back $700.