There’s a coffee shop near me that sells all kinds of coffee presses and service pieces, including wonderfully chemistry-set-esque coffee syphons. Food52 recently featured one on in their store, and linked to this video demo of it in action. I’m not a huge coffee drinker and I’ll admit that the sole reason for me wanting this piece is because it’s so damn cool.

How beautiful would it look on the table in a dimly lit room at the end of a long meal with friends? I’m adding it to my wish list.