Seen a few coffee influencers have been teasing the XBloom, looks like a slick over-engineered pod machine with an inbuilt grinder for single cup filter coffees. Hard to find specifics on the grinder but I’m guessing some kind of 30ish mm conical.
Here’s Rao providing an overview, ironically pouring a demo cup with very clear signs of channelling:
The thing that really baffles me is that they talk about how each pod is biodegradable yet each one has an individual NFC chip that certainly won’t be. Totally all for smart integration if that’s your thing but making it entirely reliant on an app or single use chip is just really really short sighted.
Is there enough of a market for techbro speciality coffee hobbyists who will be prepared to pay above the odds to avoid any of the effort involved with coffee making?
Edit: quite the pricetag, early bird Kickstarter price is 399usd, apparently a 50% saving off RRP.