This morning is about design. Apple’s chief designer Jony Ive’s bunker at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California holds “the future for the next three years” and we know his design work is influenced by Dieter Rams (he penned the foreword to Rams’ latest book called As Little Design As Possible: The Work of Dieter Rams). That being said, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this coffee machine is an appliance Ive (or Rams, for that matter) created as a fun project in between designing a next-gen A5-powered Mac notebook and a radically different iPhone 5.

The Top Brewer is the work of a company called Scanomat. It’s billed as the fully automatic coffee machine that “completely redefines how we perceive a coffee brewer”. For once, that’s anything but your typical blurb. See, the appliance hides all of the complexity out of sight, under the counter. The result is a clean, elegant industrial design that wants to be seen, shown and touched and it works with your iOS device. More press shots and info after the break.


All drinks are brewed to barista standards using precision grinders, tamper pressure, pump pressure and water temperature and it works with your iPhone via a dedicated app so you can wake up, run the app, select your pre-programmed drink and literally get out of the bed to the hot cup of coffee waiting for you. And I mean literally because the Top Brewer needs only fifteen seconds to make a cup of coffee. Rough mornings will never be the same!

via Engadget

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