What makes a coffee maker worth $11,000? Nothing, if you ask me. But Clover, the machine that bears that weighty pricetag, justifies it to themselves somehow. The hulking machine pumps out a single cup at a time, focusing all of its fancy efforts on just one cup so it's as good as possible. How, exactly?
The barista pours ground coffee onto an extremely fine filter atop a piston that descends into the machine. After the coffee steeps, the piston rises, creating a vacuum that pulls water through the grounds. The finished coffee flows through a spout into a waiting cup. Despite its price tag, a Clover can increase cafe owners’ profits by allowing them to charge more per cup according to the bean.You know what? I've changed my mind. I'll take two.