Do you love coffee? Got a couple thousand dollars to spare? You may want the $11,111 coffee maker that's being sold by Blossom Coffee.
No, there weren't too many digits in that number. While a cup of coffee can go for as low as 50 cents, this high tech coffee maker will cost you $11,111.
So what can a coffee maker possibly do to be worth so much?
This coffee dispenser is programmed to make the perfect cup of coffee as it uses a Wi-Fi connection to download instructions for brewing the best cup o' joe from coffee roasters' websites. The Blossom One Limited controls six variables including brewing time and temperature, the ratio of coffee to water, and the size of the coffee grind particles.
The Blossom One coffee machine was developed by Jeremy Kuempel. Kuempel, who graduated from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering, is a self-proclaim coffee fanatic who wanted to figure out a way to create the perfect cup of coffee. He realized that the quality of coffee varies because there's no way to control all the variables that go into making coffee.
"It's actually kind of sad, most people have never had a properly brewed cup of coffee," Kuempel told TechCrunch. "We are combining design technology and premium coffee all in one package. The vision is to make amazing coffee available to everyone everywhere."
A message on the Blossom Coffee website, where interested customers can request to purchase one, reads:
"The Blossom One empowers you with unprecedented control over coffee brewing. For professionals, youʼll be able to push the limits of cup quality and completely rethink the way you match roast to brew. For amateurs, youʼll be able to brew like a pro by downloading recipes made specifically for your favorite beans and brews. From bean to cup, the Blossom One will change everything you thought you knew about coffee."
The coffee maker also has a QR scanner to read brewing recipes on bags of coffee beans.
Owners have the ability to monitor the machine remotely. The machine is designed in a choice of woods, including mahogany, walnut and zebrawood.
Being that the machine is so pricey, it is designed for high end coffee shops. Only 10 models will be available in 2013.
Blossom Coffee of San Francisco recently gave free samples of the coffee that is brewed from the machine at a technology convention earlier this month.
Kuempel says that venture capitalists have started to show a strong interest in the invention.
"It seemed like six months ago, as soon as they saw it was hardware, we were suddenly not the cute girl in the room anymore," he said. "Now all of a sudden, the tables have turned and hardware and coffee in particular is very fascinating to venture capital."
For more information about the Blossom One $11,111 coffee maker, check out the Blossom Coffee website.