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The Bruvelo smart coffee maker is designed to make a better cup of morning goodness through different brewing profiles and high-end features
The Bruvelo smart coffee maker is designed to make a better cup of morning goodness through different brewing profiles and high-end features
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The Bruvelo can be fine tuned through a smartphone app that connects to the coffee maker via Wi-Fi
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The Bruvelo can be fine tuned through a smartphone app that connects to the coffee maker via Wi-Fi
The Bruvelo is designed to optimally heat the water for brewing to 199⁰ F (92.7⁰ C)
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The Bruvelo is designed to optimally heat the water for brewing to 199⁰ F (92.7⁰ C)
A touchscreen interface on the Bruvelo offers quick access to coffee profiles and recipes
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A touchscreen interface on the Bruvelo offers quick access to coffee profiles and recipes
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The Bruvelo's features
The Bruvelo smart coffee maker is designed to make a better cup of morning goodness through different brewing profiles and high-end features
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The Bruvelo smart coffee maker is designed to make a better cup of morning goodness through different brewing profiles and high-end features
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There was a time when all you did to make a cup of coffee was put in the grounds, add the water and press a button. Now, with the advent of 21st century technology laden machines such as the Arist, brewing the drink that gets your day started is looking more and more like a Silicon Valley project. Another recent entry into this new high tech coffee lifestyle is the smartphone app-controlled, wireless-enabled Bruvelo.

Bruvelo, created by an American inventor aiming to automate his morning coffee ritual, is designed to provide an extra level of simplicity to brewing up a cup of joe, despite all the bells and whistles that go into its feature line up. The machine itself is a rather straightforward looking coffee maker, but with a glass base that sports a capacitive touch screen. From this you can, if you're in a hurry and don't want to think about your drink that much, select one of three so-called “flavor profiles” which have been pre-programmed to automatically adjust grind and brew settings.

The Bruvelo can be fine tuned through a smartphone app that connects to the coffee maker via Wi-Fi
The Bruvelo can be fine tuned through a smartphone app that connects to the coffee maker via Wi-Fi

Should you seek further customization, the smartphone app comes into play. Once you connect to the Bruvelo via Wi-Fi, you can use the app to create different "recipes.” These customizable settings let one control temperature, ground-to-water ratio and steep time for a particular bean and can be beamed over to the coffee maker for later use.

Under the hood

The Bruvelo, like the Arist, is designed to replace your favorite barista and a lot of thought obviously went into what it takes for a machine to brew a better cup. Though whether or not either of these kitchen gizmos can replicate the coffee-making magic a well-trained human performs behind the counter of the corner cafe will come down to a taste test.

As for this coffee maker, its process starts at the removable, built-in ceramic grinder. It reportedly grinds just the right amount of beans based upon what profile or recipe you’ve chosen. Meanwhile, a digital scale inside the Bruvelo tells you exactly how many grams of beans to add based upon the ground-to-water ratio determined by the particular settings.

The Bruvelo is designed to optimally heat the water for brewing to 199⁰ F (92.7⁰ C)
The Bruvelo is designed to optimally heat the water for brewing to 199⁰ F (92.7⁰ C)

Joining these special touches are additional considerations, such as a coconut shell carbon block water filter, a 199⁰ F (92.7⁰ C) brewing temperature that can be fine tuned, a standard 01 paper coffee filter you insert for pre-rinsing for a supposed cleaner taste and aeration of the grounds before brewing for better flavor extraction.

Like the Arist, the Bruvelo is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. It is closing in on its fundraising goal with a little over a week left, (its competitor has passed its goal), with pledge levels for the machine starting at US$350 (the expected retail price will be around $500). If everything goes to plan, deliveries are slated to begin in June 2015.

You can learn more about the Bruvelo below via its pitch video below.

Sources: Kickstarter, Burvelo

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Bob Flint
Seems to forget an important element, the coffee cup volume, mugs, so it will need to know, or you will have to guestimate the final cup volume.
Can it scan the cup of choice prior to calculating all the other variables.
Ceramic, versus stainless mug, etc.