Effort Index: 8

The Gear: A Bodum Pebo or any stovetop vacuum pot ($40–$160), available at

The Method: Fill bottom globe with desired amount of water. Boil water in bottom globe. When boiling, attach top to close the seal, pushing water to the top globe. When water reaches the top globe, add ground coffee (medium grind) and quickly submerge grounds. Bloom for 30 to 40 seconds. Re-submerge grounds and let steep for 90 seconds. Turn off heat and stir in a spinning motion. Remove from stovetop. Let the vacuum draw the coffee down to the bottom globe. When all coffee is in the bottom globe, remove top globe and serve.

Barista Notes: “Second to Chemex as the cleanest cup available. Low/no sediment.”

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