Coffeemakers are a dime a dozen these days, as is the number of ways that you brew a cup of joe. But to go above and beyond the average Keurig experience will take some creativity, and some cash. Enter Bubble Lab’s new Drip coffeemaker. This sleek and minimal brewer looks more Apple than Mr. Coffee with its sensor-laden aluminum design.
The folks at Bubble lab have been working on the Drip coffeemaker for some time, looking to blend robotics and modern-day brewers. What it came up with takes all the guesswork out of your next cup of joe. And it does so in style.
There are a few areas that Bubble Lab’s latest creation excels in a few areas, perhaps no more than its design. Most of the engine behind this coffeemaker is hidden below the surface. This makes it ideal for minimalist spaces.
Here’s how it works. Simply tap on the on the aluminum Bubble Labs button, and the aluminum arm raises out of the surface. It will unfold its elbow joint and will then begin to moisten your coffee of choice through the accompanying pour-over setup. Bubble Lab describes this process as “jaw-dropping choreography”. I’m not sure that I’d go that far. But to see the arm sway back and forth with stunning accuracy as it prepares the coffee is pretty cool.
Drip is a robot that makes perfect pour-over coffee every time. You decide the recipe. Then, choose your favourite finger and push for a jug full of amazing. Nobody sees it but Drip has an under-the-counter system that delivers water at precisely the right temperature and flow-rate. Tap it nicely and the robot arm rises into view, unfolds its elbow joint and hydrates the coffee with jaw-dropping choreography.
One of the big selling points is the aluminum casing, which looks less like a coffeemaker and more like an integrated part of your kitchen. Bubble Labs drops the black plastic for the ultra-light metal that handles high temperatures and doesn’t scuff easy.
The arm is laden with a variety of sensors, which help ensure that your coffee is brewed at just the right temperature. Specifically, the arm is able to move accurately within 1mm and the temperature will always brew within 1-degree celsius. Both of which are key to a consistent brew.
Pricing has yet to be finalized on Bubble Lab’s Drip brewer, but you can expect pre-orders to go up later this year. You can learn more about how it was built and see it in action on this landing page.