Unnecessary: Spending $11,000 on a Coffee Machine

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People love coffee, I get it. But spending $11,000 on a machine that produces one cup of "heavenly" coffee at a time is just plain stupid. It pours water over a bean, people. The device was developed by Clover for cafe owners looking to charge a premium (like $22 apparently) for a 12oz cup of coffee. The machine works using an extremely fine filter on top of a piston that sinks into the machine. Over time, the piston will rise, creating a vacuum that forces water through the grounds. More info and an additional pic after the break.

Illustration for article titled Unnecessary: Spending $11,000 on a Coffee Machine

Finally, the sweet nectar flows into a single cup and into the eager hands of some coffee-loving chump that just spent $22 on a friggin' cup of coffee. As you might imagine, the Clover coffee maker is only available at a limited number of locations. From my perspective, if a cafe owner can get people to spend outrageous money on a cup of coffee brewed using a $11k machine — more power to them. [Product Page via Chow via DVICE]

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@Aaron Martin-Colby: That was my thought. My F60 has most of those features and was under 1k at costco. Would it hold up commercially? Probably not.

My bet is that you're paying 11k for a machine with no non-reparable parts inside, so you can use it for years. Which, from a business standpoint, is probably worth it.