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Imperial Proper Coffee Drip takes up to 4 hours to brew the perfect coffee

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The Imperial Proper Coffee Drip takes up to four hours to produce a brew
The Imperial Proper Coffee Drip takes up to four hours to produce a brew
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The Imperial Proper Coffee Drip takes up to four hours to produce a brew
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The Imperial Proper Coffee Drip takes up to four hours to produce a brew
The Imperial uses a cold-drip method of brewing
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The Imperial uses a cold-drip method of brewing
The Imperial uses a peristaltic pump to draw water from the brewing vessel
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The Imperial uses a peristaltic pump to draw water from the brewing vessel
The The Imperial Proper Coffee Drip deposits the brewed coffee back into the brewing vessel, recirculating it to extract the most flavor from the coffee
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The The Imperial Proper Coffee Drip deposits the brewed coffee back into the brewing vessel, recirculating it to extract the most flavor from the coffee
The Imperial Drip's pump can be adjusted to produce a weaker or stronger cup of coffee
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The Imperial Drip's pump can be adjusted to produce a weaker or stronger cup of coffee
The Imperial uses a stone filter that Proper Coffee says helps to get more moisture into the coffee grinds
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The Imperial uses a stone filter that Proper Coffee says helps to get more moisture into the coffee grinds
Proper Coffee recommends using high quality "third wave" coffee with the Imperial Drip
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Proper Coffee recommends using high quality "third wave" coffee with the Imperial Drip
Users can pledge US$199 to Proper Coffee Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to receive an Imperial Drip machine
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Users can pledge US$199 to Proper Coffee Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to receive an Imperial Drip machine

If you'd like to start your day with the perfect cup of coffee, then you may need to start getting up four hours earlier. A new coffee maker from Proper Coffee can take up to this long to produce a brew. The Imperial Drip uses a cold-drip process that's said to extract the most flavor from the coffee.

The Imperial Proper Coffee Drip uses a peristaltic pump to draw the water out of the brewing vessel and through the ground coffee one drip at a time. The speed of the pump can be adjusted for a lighter brew to be produced in an hour or for a stronger cup of joe in up to four hours. Proper Coffee recommends a speed of 40 to 45 drips per minute, which will result in a strong flavorsome beverage.

In addition to using a cold-drip process, the Imperial deposits the brewed coffee back into the brewing vessel. This means that the brewed coffee is recirculated, allowing for "more water to coffee grind contact over a longer period of time." The machine also uses a stone filter that Proper Coffee says helps to get more moisture into the coffee grinds. The company recommends using high-quality "third wave" coffee with the machine.

The Imperial uses a stone filter that Proper Coffee says helps to get more moisture into the coffee grinds
The Imperial uses a stone filter that Proper Coffee says helps to get more moisture into the coffee grinds

Proper Coffee is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to set up a manufacturing area at its Michigan based to produce its new coffee machines. Individuals can pledge US$199 to receive an Imperial model, assuming all goes to plan. Deliveries are expected to begin in December this year.

At the other end of the scale, those who prefer to stay in bed for as long as possible in the mornings could try the Barisieur coffee-making alarm clock.

The video below is the Kickstarter pitch for the Imperial Drip.

Sources: Proper Coffee, Kickstarter

7 comments
canderso
Hmm seems like a waste of money. If you want more "coffee grounds to water" contact time, then get a french press, pour cold water in it with your grounds and walk away till lunch time then press your plunger and voila! You have a terribly bitter and over extracted cup of coffee.
Gaëtan Mahon
You would think the perfect coffee would have a balance of taste, price and time to prepare where I have to say that 8h ( or anything above 5min ) is a timeframe that feels way off for a coffee to be considered perfect.
Bill Bennett
I have a Hourglass coffee maker that works quite well.
The Skud
After waiting 4-5 hours, you still end up with a cup of cold coffee??? A better brand of instant works for me, or, if I have the time, a spoonful of ground beans in an over-the-cup filter with freshly boiling water is quite good.
Mel Tisdale
I imagine that Starbucks will be ordering these in vast quantities. There is also the not insignificant matter of how much easier the barista's job will be.
mvp
Coffee snobbery at its finest. Those who go through caffeine withdrawaI would never be patient enough for such foolishness. I see this as a fail for the Kickstarter Imperial Drip.
Don Duncan
You can spend $199 or just drop 1 lb. of fresh ground beans into a 1 gallon jar, add room temp water, let stand for 2-4 hours, place in refrigerator for about 3 days, more or less, depending on how strong you want it. Strain. Heat by the cup and store the excess. Coffee is ready in the time it takes to pour and heat. Cost of brewing device: zero.