Former Apple, NASA engineers create $11,111 coffee maker

“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,” Susanna Kim reports for ABC News.

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

Kim reports, “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.”

The Blossom One Limited coffee maker
The Blossom One Limited coffee maker

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More info, images, specs, etc. about the Blossom One Limited here.

44 Comments

    1. They needed an ex-Apple designer on the team. From the front those legs look like a stuck on afterthought. For $11,000 I’d expect a bit more visual design excellence.

  1. Good grief. You’d have to have a gold-plated palate to even think about what the differences would be in a blind taste test. Who has taste buds that sensitive to the subtle tastes in different coffee brews? In this world, there are great coffees (available at decent inexpensive prices), decent coffees (served in many restaurants), “mud” (served at truck stops), crap branded coffees (Starbuck$ and Peets), and totally undrinkable “coffees” (served at Denny’s, & any fast food drive-thru). BBotE is one heck of a decent coffee but the only bad thing is that one shot and you’re boosted for the day. I like to have several espressos made at home throughout the day, drinks that won’t leave me wide awake all night.

    Sorry for the long essay…I was just writing while my espresso was brewing! 🙂

      1. ‘“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,” Susanna Kim reports for ABC News.’

        I’ll bet it was the guys from NASA who drove the price up. Other than that, STFU Mike.

        1. “…previously worked at Apple and NASA …” has nothing to do with NASA being involved with this coffee thing. S.J. collected coke bottles for dinner money but it’d be a stretch to say Coca Cola is somehow involved in Apple.

          ” …Other than that, STFU Mike…” appears this poster either has a love/hate relationship with “Mike” or is just another very lonely soul with nothing better to do on a Saturday but spout nasty drivel. Have fun either way.

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