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#1 Hum

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:09

A group of engineers who previously worked at Apple and NASA created an $11,111 coffee maker that measures the liquid’s heat as it brews to maintain the “perfect” temperature.

Blossom Coffee company is the brainchild of coffee fan, Jeremy Kuempel, and two colleagues. Kuempel is an MIT engineering graduate who previously worked on Apple’s iPad and at electric-car maker Tesla.

The company debuted its first luxury product at Tech Crunch’s Disrupt Conference earlier this month and is taking pre-orders for about 10 of the Blossom One Limited, which are intended for commercial use and will be available in the spring, the company said.

The Blossom One Limited is about the size of a traditional desktop computer, measuring 7 inches wide. So far, restaurants, cafes and private individuals have inquired about owning one.

When asked if he’s a coffee drinker, Kuempel answered, “I’m obsessed with it.”

The company wanted to keep coffee as “front and center” as possible, so the machine’s design only allowed the coffee to touch glass and steel, which are inert materials that won’t react with it.

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“We started with the coffee and designed around it,” Kuempel said.

It also has Wi-Fi capability and a camera for a QR scanner.

Kuempel said the company is working with high-end coffee bean providers to one day allow users to scan a QR code on the coffee bag. That way, the coffee maker will know exactly what type of coffee it is and how to brew it.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:27

With all the problems we have in this world, this is what they waste time on.

:/

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:37

With all the problems we have in this world, this is what they waste time on.

:/

That was my first thought, too.
However, my second thought was, "I WANT ONE." :laugh:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:40

But will it brew coffee on the Moon .... :alien:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:40

Oh look, Apple pricing on a coffee maker!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:40

Wow, I don't even drink coffee and I want one :p

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:44

With all the problems we have in this world, this is what they waste time on.

:/


I'd like to point out that this is the same kind of a logical fallacy that I often see in the F(L)OSS community.

"Why did he/she/they spend that much time on this <obscure hardware/software project> while they could have been fixing <popular hardware/software>"

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:50

This is horrible. It looks like an operating table from 1960.







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Posted 29 September 2012 - 23:20

You pay all that money and have to leave it hidden under a paper bag :s

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 23:26

That is some damn good coffee! What is the secret?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:21

That was my first thought, too.
However, my second thought was, "I WANT ONE." :laugh:



me too I drink 5 pots of coffee a day.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:28

me too I drink 5 pots of coffee a day.

5 pots? Geez :p I don't even come close to a whole cup in the last 20 years (aka: all) of my life so far!

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:29

5 pots? Geez :p I don't even come close to a whole cup in the last 20 years (aka: all) of my life so far!


I NEEEED MY COFFEE..... IF ANYONE TAKES MY COFFEE AWAY THEY FACE MY WRATH!!!

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:04

Hope you drink lots of water there Cat. :s


I love by coffee to but 5 pots? YOu need quality coffee.

That was my first thought, too.
However, my second thought was, "I WANT ONE." :laugh:





I swear you will make the best coffee ever when you have quality coffee and filtered or mountain fresh water.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:07

I wonder if he uses the coffee bean that that animal in South America poops out?