Temperature control is the Cona vacuum coffee maker’s Achilles heel.While Cona’s wickless glass spirit lamp looks great, it suffers from a fatal flaw—binary temperature control. The heat source is either on or off, which is a crude method of controlling such a critical brewing variable. Plus, rapidly rising steam tends to bounce the glass filter and allow grinds to migrate down into the globe. The original siphon brew board solves these problems—allowing for the use of an adjustable butane burner with the Cona vacuum coffee maker—without sacrificing aesthetics. The original brew board is built out of a single slab of Texas walnut, features turned wooden feet, and perpendicular axis handles for optimal stability. It is not only a sophisticated tabletop brewing platform, but is also an attractive method of transporting, displaying and storing the Cona brewer.