Fumiho Ohto, a (the?) Japanese siphon champion who happens to dress like an usher at a cineplex, was on hand at Blue Bottle Cafe yesterday to show off her award-winning technique, and SFGate's Culture Blog was there to videotape her demonstration. Highlights include the crowd's applause after Blue Bottle bossman James Freeman announces that Ohto will make siphon coffee now, and Ohto's subsequent making of said coffee. Watching the siphons in action, though, is still hypnotic. [Culture Blog]
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