We braved weak cups and weaker circuit breakers to test out three higher-end home drip coffee makers, each of which aims to bring a higher quality experience to the automatic-drip (coffee) table.
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The Cafe Solo's principles of superbasic immersion (rather than gravity-down extraction as in cone-style drippers) are ideal for truly bringing out dimensions of flavor in a coffee, and can be likened to the just-put-grounds-in-water mode of "cupping" that is used to professionally evaluate coffees for taste and quality.
Breville hopes to throw as much commercial-grade technology as possible at the home game, emphasizing that the dual boiler technology—famously popularized by the commercial duty Synesso machines, also Australian—will be the ticket in leaping ahead of the competition.
This internet-compatible coffee-maker appears to have some vulnerabilities to hacking. As posted on the Security Focus website: Fun things you can do with a Jura coffee maker: 1. Change the preset coffee settings (make weak or strong coffee) 2. Change the amount of water per cup (say 300ml for a short black) and make a puddle 3. Break it by engineering settings that are not compatible (and making it require a service)The connectivity kit uses the connectivity of the PC it is running on to connect the coffee machine to the internet. This allows a remote coffee machine "engineer" to diagnose any problems and to remotely do a preliminary service.Best yet, the software allows a remote attacker to gain access...