Here on T3 we like nothing more than a face-distorting-strength cup of coffee. We’re always on the lookout for a machine that’s up to the task, and while we’ve come across some particularly noteworthy examples – bean-tocup being our particular poison – none matches the Bonaverde Berlin’s outlandish coffee-making abilities.
As well as grinding your beans, brewing the grounds to perfection and then delivering the caffeinated liquid to you piping hot in a carafe, this coffee beast also takes the raw green beans, packaged and delivered direct from plantations around the world, and roasts them before your very eyes. Forget bean-to-cup, this is plant-to-cup. The whole process is extremely slick: farmers package and RFID tag the beans, you order them and scan the bag using the built-in RFID reader on the Berlin once they arrive, at which point you’re billed and the farmer is paid. The beans are roasted by an infrared burner in about 15 minutes using a ‘roasting profile’ that’s tailored by top roasters and baristas to the particular beans you’ve purchased. With Wi-Fi on board and connectivity via the phone app, you can make adjustments to the whole coffee-making process, selecting your preferred roast and grind, for the ultimate, ethical cup of fuel. Price From $799 (£613) Available Autumn 2017 URL bonaverde.com