Cona Coffee Makers – our Review

If you are interested in the fancy and classic Cona Coffee Makers, keep reading along. The star of vacuum coffee brewers always delivers an impressive Joe.

cona coffee makers

Cona is famous for its unmatched aesthetics and ergonomically oriented design.

For more than 50 years, that art-deco design symbolizes the CONA method of vacuum mojo brewing, delivering great beverage and an amazing theatrical presentation.

Available in different finishes, The English Project of the Cona vacuum makers gives an amazing reliable impression, making you expect remarkable results.

The Cona vacuum brewer will make great Brewster if one of its main flaws can be worked around.

The problem is with the spirit lamp that delivers an uneasy, difficult to control the flame.

This is the way I see it:

You either manage to master the difficult heat source


You try to adjust a butane burner to replace it.

If you work that problem around, great results are what you get when the beverage is prepared touching only glass and no metal or paper whatsoever. The taste is smooth and clean.

Infusion coffee is the best way to achieve the correct temperature and avoid boiling. That ensures a perfect extraction with no side effects “casualties”.

Cona coffee makers are the ultimate brewing devices for the least bitter mojo ever.

The high-quality glass removable carafe makes it easy to serve the coffee while the rest of the unit stands on its own.

You can also expect a long lasting life span with both the thick glass parts and the top quality chrome plating of the stand.

  • Size C (1.5 pints) and Size D (1 quart)
  • exquisite and beautiful design
  • quality glass construction
  • suitable for a good range of coffee concentrations
  • coffee touches only glass parts
  • long lasting chrome stand
  • complete instructions
  • ready for brewing
  • Denatured alcohol needed for the spirit lamp
    • available at hardware and camping stores.

Read what Amazon customers had to say about the product:


You can brew wonderful Brazilian coffee with the vacuum brewers.

The next video is great, but I think the guy is using the coffee too finely ground.

Please leave a comment with your opinion about the Cona Coffee Makers.


7 thoughts on “Cona Coffee Makers – our Review

  • 2016-05-08 at 5:26 pm

    I enjoyed the thorough review of the cona coffee maker, had not seen one of these in awhile. As a coffee lover, I am always interested in making a better cup at home. I do have to agree, the video showed too finely ground beans to be a problem; suppose one has to play with the formula to make the result to their liking. Thanks!

    • 2016-05-09 at 1:59 pm

      Hello, Todd,

      Thank you for your words. I totally agreed with you. Cooking is not an exact science. And it also depends on personal taste. Therefore, experimenting is crucial to achieving what’s best for each person.


  • 2016-05-08 at 5:38 pm

    This Cona Coffee Maker looks cool! I am also a big coffee fan. I buy my coffee from Hawaii but I use a simple and cheap coffee maker to brew it. I didn’t know about coffee makers like this! I have a few questions. Does it take longer to brew a cup of coffee with this device? How different does the coffee taste using this coffee maker? Are there any other coffee makers similar to this one that also deliver a high quality cup of coffee? Thank you for teaching me about high end coffee brewers!

    • 2016-05-09 at 1:10 pm

      Hello, Christina,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your impressions. It takes just a bit longer than normal drip brew due to preparation. The rest is boiling water and normal resting-after time.

      In My opinion, vacuum coffee and Moka coffee are the best tasting methods, followed closely by manual cloth filter pour over , and a bit farther by manual paper pour over. I try not to compare espresso with drip brewing since I think they are too different to be considered in the same category. If I had too, I’d put together with vacuum and Moka. Moka is sort of a hybrid, in my opinion.

      It all depends on what your intentions are:

      a) If you want a fancy vacuum coffee brewer as a souvenir to have fun and good coffee with friends the Cona Coffee Maker is fantastic, but at a higher price.

      b) If you want to have a great coffee vacuum brew for wonderful everyday taste, I suggest that you may want to try the Yama Glass Stovetop Coffee Siphon , a less expensive unit that is very popular among vacuum brewers.


  • 2019-06-07 at 7:17 am

    A few words from the CONA Factory:

    Production of Cona coffee makers was moved in mid 2017 from England to the Netherlands. Having been the Cona importer for Holland and Belgium for nearly a century, we put a lot of thought into whether the design (and the costly artisan manner in which they are made) could be improved upon.

    As manufacturer continuously striving to raise quality at a lower price, we also considered whether our spirit burner was less than perfect in comparison to a butane burner, that could replace it.

    After open debate and testing of a more powerful heat source, that put a blazing fire under the lower bowl in an effort to bring water to the boil, we concluded that:

    1) No other heat source beats the speed of an electric boiler.
    2) You can and should pour boiling water straight into the flame-proof glass Cona D-Genius bowl.

    These two facts combined require the normal Cona spirit burner to give it the final push only. For this task it is perfect.

    As with the burner, at around 2017 we put every Cona component under a magnifying glass, thinking modern digital manufacturing possibilities should be explored.

    Apart from the 2018 ‘Genius’ stainless steel wick assemby that has replaced the former ceramic wick (that was already far more advanced than our Asian competitors offer) the original 1963 Abram Games industrial design was and still is a ‘marvel of engineered inventions’.

    We advise the prospective buyer of a siphon brewer to ‘think away from the kitchen’. It is not an every-day kitchen appliance. It is ‘portable elegance for the set dinner table’ and ‘a celebration of taste for the discerning coffee lover’.

    The CONA ‘Size D-Genius All-Glass’ coffee maker is available through our ‘Cona 2019 Authorized Dealers’ and we also ship factory-direct to the consumer world-wide.

    Kind Regards,

    CONA Factory A. Gezang & Co BV

    • 2019-06-09 at 11:01 am

      Thank you so much for updating that kind of information to our viewers.

    • 2019-07-10 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much for your valuable information.


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