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2013-05-18 12:52:46 AM
From TFA:

"It's a very specific device for a very specific person, a person who's crazy about control and quality in coffee brewing,"  says Blossom's Jeremy Kuempel.

Yeah, nice try
 
2013-05-18 01:03:50 AM
It's not cheap to fly to Milan and back every morning.
 
2013-05-18 01:06:16 AM
The only people who need a $11,111 coffee maker should buy one

/in fact, they should buy several
//because people that stupid need to be separated from their money as quickly as possible
 
2013-05-18 01:08:02 AM

Principal Clarinet: From TFA:

"It's a very specific device for a very specific person, a person who's crazy about control and quality in coffee brewing,"  says Blossom's Jeremy Kuempel.

Yeah, nice try


Actually, there are a lot of people like that on Fark.

/just don't have the money
 
2013-05-18 02:07:29 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Principal Clarinet: From TFA:

"It's a very specific device for a very specific person, a person who's crazy about control and quality in coffee brewing,"  says Blossom's Jeremy Kuempel.

Yeah, nice try

Actually, there are a lot of people like that on Fark.

/just don't have the money


I'm pretty picky about my coffee, but my coffee maker was about $20. It's the bean quality that is more important in my opinion.
 
2013-05-18 08:20:39 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The only people who need a $11,111 coffee maker should buy one

/in fact, they should buy several
//because people that stupid need to be separated from their money as quickly as possible


If you find one, tell em I have an $11,111 rock collection for sale, comes prebagged for their convenience.
 
2013-05-18 08:26:41 AM
If you have that much cash to burn, buy one of those Baxter manufacturing robots for about 20k, then teach it how to brew coffee and do the dishes.
 
2013-05-18 08:31:54 AM
Big Spender: A brewer for the next Powerball winner with OCD

I would happily spend £400 on a coffee machine, because a £400 machine makes damn good coffee. You get beyond that and you're into a world of obsession.
 
2013-05-18 08:57:00 AM
Is it 1,111 louder than everything else?
 
2013-05-18 09:02:28 AM
we're living in the new gilded age, folks!
 
2013-05-18 09:34:39 AM
For that kind of money you could hire a half dozen liberal arts & soft science majors instead.
 
2013-05-18 09:38:02 AM
11,111 and it doesn't look like this:

s3.amazonaws.com
FAIL
 
2013-05-18 11:51:54 AM

Principal Clarinet: "It's a very specific device for a very specific person, a person who's crazy about control and quality in coffee brewing," says Blossom's Jeremy Kuempel.


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2013-05-18 12:43:44 PM
I'm happy enough with my $25 Black & Decker coffee maker.
 
2013-05-18 01:03:14 PM
www.bedbathandbeyond.com

Makes a decent cuppa joe.

Cost: $24.99
 
2013-05-18 02:12:20 PM
Yeah, it's specific all right, specifically targeted at vacuuming eleven grand from a stupid rich person. If you think this is dumb, you should see all the expensive audiophile crap.
 
2013-05-18 02:24:58 PM

WhackingDay: Yeah, it's specific all right, specifically targeted at vacuuming eleven grand from a stupid rich person. If you think this is dumb, you should see all the expensive audiophile crap.


I'm sorry I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome my wooden volume knobs are.
 
2013-05-18 03:03:50 PM
I have all the coffee I need right here:

dailysavings.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-18 03:11:04 PM

bdub77: If you have that much cash to burn, buy one of those Baxter manufacturing robots for about 20k, then teach it how to brew coffee and do the dishes.


You've hit upon exactly what I'd do if I had that sort of cash. Actually, I'd dump the $$$ into tax free municipal bonds, but the interest would be used to build a robot empire.
 
2013-05-18 03:57:39 PM
"Everyone" as in the cafes and restaurants they're selling it to, subby.

Interesting to see this is made in SF. Most of the newer fancypants SF cafes use a Slayer machine. The Slayer starts at about $18k, but then again it's got 3 groups. The Blossom One only has a single group. Lame!
 
2013-05-18 06:45:45 PM

Karl LaFong: [www.bedbathandbeyond.com image 230x230]

Makes a decent cuppa joe.

Cost: $24.99


Those are great! I have a small version for camping, but I'm tempted to start using in the kitchen -- just to hear the "bloop, bloop" and watch the coffee get darker and darker as it circulates in that glass bubble.
 
2013-05-18 06:57:11 PM
I would only pay 11,000 if the damned thing cleaned itself automatically.
 
2013-05-18 07:47:21 PM
I think we have about that much in our Keurig and pods this year. :O
 
2013-05-18 10:03:14 PM
That's a lot of scratch for a single-handle machine. I wonder what kind of volume it's good for?

Helpful pic of what a machine worth eleven thousand dollars might look like:
 
2013-05-18 10:05:37 PM
Seriously? Fark just strips the image instead of giving an error? Wtf?

More helpful pic that should actually appear:
 
2013-05-18 10:06:28 PM
Oh f*ck it.
 
2013-05-18 10:36:11 PM

flaminio: I have all the coffee I need right here:


Oh hell yes. I just bought a bag of that in whole bean form yesterday. Best coffee ever.

We've got one of those Keurig machines at work, and the article is correct about the temperature: it only goes as high as 192, and not all of the models even go that high. With drip machines, the water also probably cools down a few degrees before hitting the grounds. I've also read that heating elements in coffee machines generally lose their effectiveness over time.
 
2013-05-19 01:34:03 AM

MrEricSir: "Everyone" as in the cafes and restaurants they're selling it to, subby.

Interesting to see this is made in SF. Most of the newer fancypants SF cafes use a Slayer machine. The Slayer starts at about $18k, but then again it's got 3 groups. The Blossom One only has a single group. Lame!


origin.arstechnica.com


/Slaayeeerr!
//oblig
 
2013-05-19 06:10:09 AM
This company is being environmentally responsible. Imagine the damage done to the Earth by production of 100 $111.11 coffeemakers.
 
2013-05-19 08:09:55 AM
Of course, the Blossom One team doesn't quite see it that way, although they admit that a $11,111 coffeemaker is not for everyone. "It's a very specific device for a very specific person, a person who's crazy
 
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