Top Brewer is a high-end coffee machine that works in conjunction with an iPhone/iPad app, letting users beam in their custom drink requests from across the room. Created by Danish coffee machine manufacturer Scanomat, Top Brewer’s minimalistic design features a single, adjustable-height spigot that rises out of a stainless steel counter top, a drain and a sleek touch panel. The rest of the machine’s guts, which include the brewer itself, two output grinders and necessary ingredients for concocting the perfect cup of coffee, are hidden inside a pull-out compartment beneath the counter top. Because the unit utilises two output grinders, the time between brewing cups is kept to a minimum, allowing for up to four cups of filter coffee per minute.
The machine’s custom app turns a user’s iPhone or iPad into a remote control and allows users to connect to the machine wirelessly and select from a menu of available drinks and cup sizes (small or large). Coffee freaks can go as far as to pre-program their own favourite brew combinations, giving them complete control of their coffee’s chemistry.