The World’s First “Roast-Grind-Brew” Coffee Machine Could Bring About a Coffee Revolution

Bonaverde is “a small, dedicated team of young, sleepless Berliner entrepreneurs that [have] made it their goal to revolutionize the coffee world.” How? By building the world’s first “Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Machine.” Other machines might grind and brew the coffee. This one will roast the beans too, which is no trivial innovation. It promises to significantly decrease the number of steps, and the amount of time, it takes to turn a harvested coffee bean into your morning cup of joe, which means a much fresher cup of coffee. And perhaps a cheaper one too.

Bonaverde has already developed a prototype. (See how it works below.) Now the venture needs to bring the machine into production. Through a Kickstarter campaign ending on December 8th, the venture initially hoped to raise $135,000. But it has already blown past that figure, raising $582,693 thus far. Anyone who contributes $250 (or more) to the campaign will get one of the very first Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Machines, plus 6.6 lbs. (3kg) of green coffee. Theoretically all you need to brew one very fresh cup of coffee. Find more information on the next-generation coffee machine over on Bonaverde’s Kickstarter page.

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  • esousa

    It could only have been by people who have no remote idea of what it is to roast coffee, of the different ways of roasting the varieties of coffee. Sometimes it pays to think if your invention is really worth trying.

  • worldwidewookie

    On the one hand I like a good cup of coffee and if this setup does improve the deal for producers then that’s good too, but on the other it seems like quite a step backwards environmentally.nnnThousands of little electric roasters running several times a day for every cup must burn (and grind) through way more energy than a few centralised roasters?nnnOn top of which the material and energy that goes into producing another complex metal and plastic home appliance has to have significantly more of a negative environmental impact than achieving the same result at scale through existing industrial methods.nnnThere must be a more elegant way to get fresher coffee. Not that it’s hard to find a local roaster in most major conurbations anyway, how fresh does it have to be before it makes no difference?

  • Aunt_Edna

    this device looked really intriguing at first, but you bring up some valid points.

  • GoldeGoose

    Coffee roasters knows that freshly roasted coffee is not ready for grinding for at least 12 hours. The beans need a resting period before for the C02 to be out-gassed before the grind and brew. I can tell you from experience that freshly roasted coffee ground and brewed is pretty awful tasting.

  • Meadomakr

    freshly roasted coffee needs to rest a few days to cure before grinding and brewing. The caffeine content of fresh roast is through the roof!

  • http://myespresso.com.au/ My Espresso

    Very cool, however i agree with the comments below, coffee needs to rest for a while before grinding and brewing. Mean while I’ll stick to the convenience of capsule coffee ;)

  • market apartments

    This is not a new idea. They have been around for at least fifteen years. They are all very difficult to clean, very difficult to get a consistent roast or grind, they clog easily, they are slow, and all-in-onesies almost never work as well as proper dedicated equipment. Rube Goldberg got it right – these contraptions are jokes.

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