How do you make the perfect cup of brewed coffee? Mind you, I am not talking about espresso but purely brewed coffee. According to George Howell of Terroir Coffee, “Coffee has never been a noble beverage because the means to perfectly produce it haven’t existed.” Oh yeah? Well, he followed that statement with good news, though. With the advances in technology, we are now in that age where perfect extraction is attainable – at least many experts believe.
So how do you get the perfect cup of brewed coffee? Buy yourself a siphon bar or a Clover. Of course, if you do not have $11,000 handy (that’s for the Clover. You need $20,00 for the siphon bar from Japan), then you may just want to look for coffee shops which make use of these machines. In fact, the Clover has been around for about two years and there are only about 200 units around the world. At the price they are asking for the machine, it is no wonder that not many coffee shops have one.
Here’s great news for us – Starbucks just bought Clover machines! I am not so sure just how many they got but I am sure that they would not be having these machines in ALL of their branches at once. Boston coffee lovers would be delighted to know that three Boston Starbucks will be launching their Clover machines on February 11.
I still haven’t had a taste of coffee brewed on Clover but I am sure the chance will arrive. For those of you who have had a taste, let us know – is it really the perfect cup of brewed coffee?
Originally posted on February 2, 2008 @ 11:47 am