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NASA’s £7000 Coffee Machine Goes on Sale

By Joe Cox

NASA Coffee Machine

A dream team’ of former engineers and scientists from NASA, Apple and MIT have come together to design and build what can only be fittingly described as the ultimate domestic coffee machine. The Blossom One Limited looks like nothing this coffee blogger has ever seen before and if you want one you’ll need to be quick as there are only ten in existence and they are on sale now. 

You’ll also need to be either seriously rich or seriously devoted to your coffee as one of these babies will set you back a whopping seven grand. Now there’s taking your coffee seriously and then there’s taking it to another level. 

But this might not seem as crazy as it first seems, with more and more coffee connoisseurs taking to making their favourite brews at home with ever more sophisticated high end coffee machines, bypassing the local coffee shop entirely. And if you add up how many espressos and lattes we consume over a year we might be surprised. 

Still, seven grand is a lot of money.

So ok, let’s talk about what your £7000 gets you.

Well, first of all the Blossom comes in a variety of finishes including mahogany, walnut, teak, and zebrawood. But these are just aesthetics; the astronomical price tag comes from the wizardry going on inside the machines glass and steel interior. The machine brews coffee according to finely tuned specifications such as temperature, stir rate, pressure and coffee to water ratio. Separate internal instruments monitor temperature and steep time.

The Blossom One doesn’t just make coffee how it sees fit though. It can be pre-programmed to give different flavours to your coffee and with its 1.3 megapixel camera can read the QR codes on the bags of coffee that you feed it. Blossom One has teamed with high end growers who will supply the QR coded bags.

Oh and it has Wi-Fi connectivity… Naturally.

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