In a world where nearly all appliances and devices are becoming smarter and more connected, Hammacher Schlemmer says no way. In fact, they’ve gone the opposite direction with one of their newest coffee makers.
The decidedly unique coffee maker — inspired by the Japanese Kyoto style of cold brewed coffee — uses slow drip methods to produce delicious, bitter-tasting coffee over the course of 8 to 16 hours. How’s that for setting up your coffee machine the night before?
This Hammacher Schlemmer Slow Drip Coffee Maker Costs $1,950
The Hammacher listing says “assembly required,” though exactly how much is questionable.
Holy coffee beans, Batman! The Hammacher machine will cost you almost $2,000 if you’re interested in buying one. Surely, it uses some kind of high-grade system to produce the coffee, right?
Apparently, ice water is deposited into the 100oz glass sphere, which then flows to “a pair of nozzles with individual spigots” which directly control the drip cycle. You can either raise or lower the speed, making the brew take anywhere from 8 to 16 hours further improving the taste and quality.
The good news is that a fresh brew will preserve for about a week in the fridge. That alleviates the need to whip up a new brew constantly, unless you absolutely must have your cafe bleeding edge. You can also warm it up in the microwave if you like your Joe hot.
Preservation is kind of a big deal here, as the machine will make about 90oz of coffee during it’s brew period. That’s the equivalent of about 11 cups of coffee. But it’s not the quantity that makes the biggest problem, it’s the amount of time it takes for the brew process… unless, of course, you have about 16 hours a day to wait for a fresh brew.
The brew time is insane, but hey it does have a retro feel! The price is also up there, but there are a few other premium coffee makers that will cost you the same — so it’s not unheard of.
I just use an inexpensive Mr Coffee to cook up my Joe every morning. However, the Hammacher Schlemmer slow drip coffee maker does include a Lifetime Guarantee and my humble Mr Coffee does not.