This machine was originally designed to brew coffee in low-gravity environments, but has since evolved into a tabletop machine for household use. set to retail at €350, the smart-looking machine wants to make the precise science of brewing third wave coffee accesible to everyone. Perk takes advantage of the physics principle of “mechanical suspension” to guarantee a perfect ‘uniformity of saturation’ for every coffee particle. in other, less sciency words the machine gently pumps water through the coffee grains, lifting, tumbling and separating the particles to ensure that the water reaches each grain evenly.
The 3D printer coffee machine uses a recirculating boiler with a nested infusion chamber that ensures a constant supply of precision-controlled, heated liquid. this means that you can select and maintain a desired brewing temperature to within a degree. the Perk prototype has recently been on a tour of the US, getting put to the test in hip coffee bars right, left and center. an anonymous coffee-lover even stated ‘don’t tell anyone this, but your machine just killed the pour-over.