What do you get when you combine work experience at Apple, NASA, MIT and BMW with an expert industrial designer? One helluva cup of coffee apparently.
This is no run-of-the-mill coffee brewing system either, unless you have the $11,000 the new Blossom One Limited system costs. Rather it is aimed at the restaurant service industry or folks who have huge wallets and an even bigger thirst for coffee.
The company's website states: "We believe that it takes science, engineering, and art to brew a cup of insanely great coffee."
Indeed. Blossom is the invention of three key people. Jeremy Kuempel, President of the company and the inventor of Blossom's core technology. He has an engineering degree from MIT and has worked with Apple (on the iPad2), Tesla Motors and BMW. Matt Walliser is the Chief Engineer and worked for NASA. Joey Roth, is the Lead Designer who has designed some of the world's great teapots, the company says.
So what's so cool about the Blossom One?
- It contains a computer systems that can be set to a number of personal preferences including water temperature and other critical settings like brewing time by the user.
- The machine includes a 1.3 megapixel camera that can be used to scan in the particulars of certain brands of coffee for optimal settings.
- The machine boasts an 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi card that can be used to upload the scanned images or to download particular coffee recipes from vendors.
"Coffee roasters can craft custom recipes on the Blossom One to achieve their ideal taste. They can then easily store those recipes in the cloud using the Blossom app, and print corresponding QR codes on their bags of coffee. They can update that recipe at any time, modify it as the beans age, and get analytics on when and how people drink their coffee. The end customer will need only to scan that code to brew the perfect cup and enjoy it exactly as the roaster intended," the company says.
The company says the machine is made from "solid sheets of Mahogany, stainless steel, and glass, looks just as at home in a Museum of Modern Art exhibit as it does in a coffee shop or boardroom."
Can't wait to try it.
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