Serious coffee drinkers can spend a lot of time roasting, grinding and brewing a morning cup of joe, but a new gadget takes all of those processes and rolls it into one machine.
Bonaverde, which claims to be the world's first all-in-one coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews, turns raw green coffee beans into fresh black coffee with a push of a button. One cycle can make as many as 12 cups of coffee, and can be customized based on roast intensities and personal preferences. From start to finish, it takes about about 12 to 14 minutes to turn raw, unroasted beans into a cup of coffee.
The company has 135 working prototypes now, but is looking for pre-orders to help finance it on crowdsourcing site Kickstarter. The campaign, which ends Sunday, has received more than $640,000 in backing so far. Each machine costs $300.
If the concept takes off, it could usher in a whole new market for farmers who would sell raw coffee beans directly to consumers. Bonaverde says the brewer system bypasses the huge commercial and bureaucratic delays that come with the coffee trade, which can take months.
Although coffee purists might take issue with the beans being ground so quickly after roasting, or dislike the fact that you can’t adjust temperature settings or brew time, Bonaverde promises that its coffee is more delicious than what you would get from a drip brewer.