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(ABC)   What do you get when you lock several ex-NASA and Apple Engineers in a room and ask them for a cup of coffee? An $11,000 coffee maker with wi-fi and a QR code scanner, of course   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 37
    More: Strange, NASA, QR codes, port scanner, Wi-Fi, engineers, Jeremy Kuempel  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-29 10:59:32 AM
After it has computed and heated and scanned and whirred it delivers a cupful of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike coffee.
 
2012-09-29 11:17:17 AM
Built into the price of the coffee maker is a one-year parts and labor warranty that will bring a company representative to your door for any problem.

For that price he better show up each morning to clean it and brew my coffee.
 
2012-09-29 11:27:36 AM

St_Francis_P: Built into the price of the coffee maker is a one-year parts and labor warranty that will bring a company representative to your door for any problem.

For that price he better show up each morning to clean it and brew my coffee.


For that price he'd better deliver it to my desk
 
2012-09-29 11:30:52 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: St_Francis_P: Built into the price of the coffee maker is a one-year parts and labor warranty that will bring a company representative to your door for any problem.

For that price he better show up each morning to clean it and brew my coffee.

For that price he'd better deliver it to my desk


For that price, SHE'D better deliver it to my desk, naked, and then slip under it and give me a quick "wake up call"
 
2012-09-29 11:46:23 AM
The perfect water temperature is superheated.

Only $3200 at Amazon.
 
2012-09-29 11:50:56 AM

Marcus Aurelius: The perfect water temperature is superheated.

Only $3200 at Amazon.


At least that one looks high-end. The $11,000 one looks like it belongs in a 1983 Cadillac.
 
2012-09-29 12:05:38 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The perfect water temperature is superheated.

Only $3200 at Amazon.


I was wondering if there were machines out there that grind the beans, measure and brew all at the same time. Nice to know.

Too bad I don't have $3200 to blow on one.
 
2012-09-29 01:35:11 PM

St_Francis_P: Marcus Aurelius: The perfect water temperature is superheated.

Only $3200 at Amazon.

At least that one looks high-end. The $11,000 one looks like it belongs in a 1983 Cadillac.


Cimarron.
 
2012-09-29 04:14:51 PM

St_Francis_P: Marcus Aurelius: The perfect water temperature is superheated.

Only $3200 at Amazon.

At least that one looks high-end. The $11,000 one looks like it belongs in a 1983 Cadillac.


So Apple engineers created something that was waaaay overpriced?

/shocking.
 
2012-09-29 04:19:30 PM

St_Francis_P: Marcus Aurelius: The perfect water temperature is superheated.

Only $3200 at Amazon.

At least that one looks high-end. The $11,000 one looks like it belongs in a 1983 Cadillac.


Seriously. That wood trim just doesn't seem right on the machine. Seems like an afterthought or a justification for a 11K price tag.
 
2012-09-29 04:19:56 PM
Yes, all hype and pseudo-style combined with poor design, hardly shocking.

I was going to say something snarky, but it really isn't necessary.
 
2012-09-29 04:20:51 PM
Good grief. Now I'll have to listen to people say that we only have coffee machines because of space, eh Smidgypoo?

Anyways, 200$ used:

www.1stincoffee.com
 
2012-09-29 04:42:41 PM
Then it will connect to Facebook, and update your status in what coffee you make and how.
 
2012-09-29 04:43:37 PM
$11k for the machine? What do you expect from a former Apple employee.

/overpriced shiat is overpriced
 
2012-09-29 04:44:49 PM

CygnusDarius: Then it will connect to Facebook, and update your status in what coffee you make and how.


It's too smug for Facebook. It will instead link to Friendster.
 
2012-09-29 04:46:30 PM
Or just get a Technivorm for $300 and call it a day.

www.willoughbyscoffee.com
 
2012-09-29 05:09:57 PM

ZAZ: After it has computed and heated and scanned and whirred it delivers a cupful of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike coffee.


Reading that right now. I approve.
 
2012-09-29 05:10:13 PM
I was expecting something like this:
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2012-09-29 05:11:15 PM
I too Have a coffee pot.
/It makes coffee.
 
2012-09-29 05:21:04 PM
Several people have "inquired?"

It's not an $11,111 coffee maker until someone ponies up $11,111 to buy one. Until then, it's priceless.
 
2012-09-29 05:24:29 PM

ZAZ: After it has computed and heated and scanned and whirred it delivers a cupful of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike coffee.


Arthur didn't comment. Instead, he stood up and walked over to the drink machine which habitually gave him a substance which was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea. And all Arthur wanted was some tea. "Tea, please," he told the machine. The Nutri-Matic Drink Machine shot a small laser to Arthur's head, scanning his brainwaves to see just what it was that his taste buds craved and to determine the best formula to match his metabolism, made a few internal adjustments, and dutifully filled his cup with a substance that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea. Arthur sighed, took the cup, and returned to his seat.

> drop tea
tea: dropped.
no tea: taken.

> get tea
no tea: dropped.

> get no tea
Your common sense tells you that you can't do that.
 
2012-09-29 05:48:19 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The perfect water temperature is superheated.

Only $3200 at Amazon.


I have a Jira Impressa E8 loaded up with 100% Jamaican Blue Mountain (which I am drinking this very moment). If there was a disaster requiring evacuation, it would be the first thing on my list of items to grab.
 
2012-09-29 06:30:46 PM
It only brews proprietary coffee.
 
2012-09-29 07:36:42 PM
What? No Bluetooth?
 
2012-09-29 08:28:58 PM

Magorn: MaudlinMutantMollusk: St_Francis_P: Built into the price of the coffee maker is a one-year parts and labor warranty that will bring a company representative to your door for any problem.

For that price he better show up each morning to clean it and brew my coffee.

For that price he'd better deliver it to my desk

For that price, SHE'D better deliver it to my desk, naked, and then slip under it and give me a quick "wake up call"


For that price, BOTH of the girls better be prepared to give me a lengthy "wake up call", but be able to adjust when I "wake up" a little quicker than planned.
 
2012-09-29 08:42:03 PM
No thanks, I'll stick with my modified Rancilio Silvia.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-29 08:53:22 PM
I don't drink coffee so I'll take both those girls minus the coffee.
 
2012-09-29 09:09:07 PM
media.treehugger.com


They should have taken the cue from my department at NASA. What we would do is hand them an empty styrofoam cup, and tell them that, according to our computer model, it is a coffee maker.

Then, if asked for any supporting data, we'd just make it up.

And if they pressed us, we'd just say the debate is already settled, and anyone on the other side is a denier.

And finally, if they persisted, we'd call for them to be brought up on charges of crimes against humanity.
 
2012-09-29 10:45:30 PM
When the Stanford guys get together... their $11,000 coffee machine is the Clover, and the coffee is excellent!

The Clover in action
 
2012-09-29 11:03:49 PM
I has moka pot. It don't fly or nuthin'.
 
2012-09-29 11:28:56 PM
I used to work at an office where our lunch and coffee rooms had Jura Impressas. The Headquarters in Germany had Franke Sinfonias so naturally people complained about HOW MUCH BETTER! the coffee at the HQ was.

Nowadays the company I work at has an unbranded pump pot brewer with unfiltered water. The office manager does splurge and buys Dunken Donuts ground blend.

Despite all that, cups of coffee out of that abortion taste better because my stress ulcer cleared up after I stopped working at a job where people complained about getting coffee from a $3,000 coffee maker instead of $15,000.
 
2012-09-30 05:25:21 AM
www.mash4077tv.com
 
2012-09-30 10:05:18 AM
All of this seems like a lot of work for something that tastes like regurgitated vomit.
 
2012-09-30 11:41:16 AM

NeoCortex42: I was expecting something like this:
[img33.imageshack.us image 525x703]


Came for the Gale Boetticher reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-09-30 10:45:37 PM
not quote as good as the font of many blessings, but then what is? I guess if Mr Coffee made a machine that delivered Irish coffee, we'd be excited.
 
2012-09-30 11:35:58 PM
Im pretty sure there are already high-end commercial coffee makers in the $20,000 range.
 
2012-10-01 08:05:35 AM
Apple engineers? So it doesn't plug into a standard outlet, right?
 
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