Vacuuming brewing was a common method early in the 20th century, before paper coffee filters became widely popular. It takes a bit longer, but once you have tried it a couple times the process is fast and simple. And your incentive to use these devices will be clear: coffee with pronounced body and no sediment; very clean and crisp; a cup where flavors are dramatic and heightened in every respect. Delicate coffees like African coffees and Central Americans are especially suited for vacuum brewing.
Is vacuum brewing for everyone? No. Vacuum brewing produces a very clean cup so some find it weak. One person's "clean" is another person's "weak"! If you like French Press brewing, the clarity of this cup might seem thin to you. It really is a matter of preference. We have more tips on brewing on this page. For more information, check out our Yama vacuum brewing pictorial.