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NASA and Apple Alums Build a Perfect Coffeemaker — At a Price

Oct 3 2012 - 11:09am

Think your fancy one-cup-at-a-time home coffeemaker is impressive? Meet the ultimate coffee making machine — the Blossom One Limited [1], which boasts the ability to brew java at the "perfect" temperature. But this cup of joe is going to cost you — $11,111 to be exact. Blossom has boiled brewing down to a science, which comes as no surprise since its creators hail from the likes of NASA and Apple. The Blossom One is slated to ship in Spring 2013, and we'd like to know if you think it's worth the splurge. But first, here's a closer look at the costly coffeemaker's high-tech features.

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WiFi Ready

The Blossom One downloads and shares recipes for certain beans and will then brew to specifications over WiFi. The wireless capability also lets you monitor the machine remotely.

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Built-In Camera

The 1.3 megapixel camera scans a QR code on a bag of coffee developed specifically for the Blossom One. The code contains special instructions from the manufacturer on the optimal brewing temperature for those particular coffee beans.

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After scanning the coffee's QR code, the beans are placed inside the Portafilter while the water is heated to the temperature specified by the QR code.

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Brew Chamber

The heated water fills the brew chamber, powered by 500 watts of electricity, which uses electrical heaters to maintain the water's temperature.

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Manual Plunger

A timer will appear on the Blossom One's screen, indicating how long the coffee needs to steep. This allotted time is also contained in the coffee's QR code. When the timer is up, press down on the plunger to release the coffee down into your cup.

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