The Talking Coffee Maker.
This is the first voice-interactive coffee maker that asks, “Would you like to set the clock or set the coffee brewing time?” and operates in response to your verbal commands. Simply saying, “Set the coffee brewing time,” or “Set the clock,” will prompt the machine to reply, “Please say the time, including AM or PM.” It uses an advanced voice recognition system to identify any time of day you speak, eliminating the hassle of fussing with buttons. The included reusable, dishwasher-safe plastic filter is specially designed to allow the water to thoroughly saturate coffee grounds, maximizing the richness and aroma of coffee. The coffee machine brews up to 10 cups at once and allows you to remove the carafe during brewing to pour a cup. To prompt the coffee maker to speak, simply press the “Talk” button; can also be operated manually. Stainless steel housing. 13″ H x 9 1/2″ D x 6″ W. (4 3/4 lbs.)
One-cup Filter System Brews Premium Coffee at Home
Based in Wales, Alex Pullman and Phil Hughes are engineers and coffee aficionados who decided to tackle the challenge of creating a full flavored cup of coffee at home. They worked for two years to develop hundreds of prototypes, searching for a way to bring out the natural flavors of coffee without any blandness or bitterness from the brewing process.
The Coffee Gourmet is very simple to use and each stage of the process resembles a traditional brewing method. You can vary the strength and volume of your drink with the amount of grinds you put in as well as the position of the filter.
The first stage is similar to the ‘pour over method’. First, you pour near-boiling water into the middle of the Coffee Gourmet and onto the grinds. These soak up the water and rise up the filter, which is blocked by the grinds. This allows them to bloom before a head of water is built up by the distance the Coffee Gourmet stands above the mug.
The second stage mimics an espresso machine. The Coffee Gourmet protrudes above the mug, providing constant pressure to keep the grind against the filter surface to push the water through.
The third stage works in the same way as a French Press. As the Coffee Gourmet is replenished with near-boiling water from a kettle, the coffee particles and oils pass through the stainless steel filter and result in a full-bodied beverage.