I don’t care for coffee. It’s hot. I prefer cold. It’s bitter. I prefer sweet. And, just for the record, I am not in the market for an $11,000 Mr. Coffee.
Granted, some bottles of wine sell for thousands of dollars. A few for even more. Good wine is an acquired taste. Good coffee is not.
What would you expect from an $11,000 coffee maker? Very, very, very good coffee. The Clover is an expensive coffee maker at around $11,000. It makes coffee one cup at a time.
Mass production hasn’t been a hit at the small Seattle company that produces and sells the hand-built Clover coffee machine. The Clover makes perfect coffee every time, from bean to brew.
Variables in coffee making are the norm. Everyone makes coffee a little bit differently so the taste is always a little different, but it’s always coffee. Hot and bitter.
The Clover limits the variables to what a true coffee lover loves; the coffee bean, the grind, the ‘dose’ of coffee, the brewing time, the temperature, and the choice and amount of water. Those variables are more than enough for a drink that is mostly hot and bitter.
Did you ever wonder why coffee drinkers add sugar and milk?
Hot water goes on to coffee grounds which steeps for a specific amount of time, then the grounds are separated from the water with a vacuum. The end result is a clump of coffee grounds and a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.
Perfect? If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then a rose by any other name is still a rose. Coffee is coffee.
Modify the variables, beans and water and heat, and suddenly coffee becomes a cooked wine full of brightness, floral aromas, notes.
My God, people. It’s only coffee. Or, rather, it’s coffee from the $11,000 Clover.