Brewing the best cup of coffee consistently is no easy feat. From a technical perspective, there are so many variables that impact the taste of coffee beyond the beans, like water temperature, brewing time, coffee dosage, grind size, ratio of coffee to water and stirring. From a cultural perspective coffee is equally as complex; Each culture has their own techniques, which are difficult to replicate precisely. Blossom Coffee thinks connected device technology is the answer to insuring that anyone can make “insanely great coffee.”
The San Francisco-based startup’s first product, Blossom One Brewer, is a wifi-enabled coffee machine that’s linked with a software system which allows coffee roasters to set recipes for their coffee. This precision coffee brewing system enables anyone with a Blossom One Brewer to download the roaster’s recipe to their machine, so they can brew the perfect cup of coffee. Blossom also has a service that allows you to automatically re-order coffee when you need it, which helps support coffee roasters.
The Blossom One Brewer costs $5,950 and is designed for commercial use. Founder Jeremy Kumpel tells me that they are also working on a consumer version at a much lower price point.
I had a chance to chat with Kumpel at Seeds&Chips to learn more about Blossom Coffee and its business model. Check out our short video interview below.