Using a syphon can be intimidating. With these simple steps, you can start using this intricate coffee maker with confidence. Start by filling the lower bowl with warm water, place your heat source underneath and bring the water to a boil. At the same time, secure the cloth filter with the spring in the upper chamber, add medium to fine ground coffee there. When the water starts boiling, carefully secure the top chamber on the lower bowl. Once all the water has moved up and is brewing with the coffee grounds, give it a stir and remove the heat source. When the coffee has come back down to the lower bowl, carefully remove the upper chamber and serve!