Kickstarter campaign for coffee roast-grind-brew machine


Fresh roasted coffee is absolutely better than using pre-roasted beans. A Kickstarter campaign has funded an innovative coffee maker that roasts, grinds, and brews. There are, however, some major drawbacks to this approach. Coffee roasting produces lots of smoke, as well as chaff and oil. This machine is so compact and integrated it could be difficult to properly clean the roaster.

Smoke is the big problem. If you roast indoors in the same place, after a few weeks, the area will probably permanently smell of coffee and it might even affect wall colors. This roaster can handle up to twelve cups. That’s probably enough smoke, unless you are careful, to set smoke detectors off. Also, roasting, depending on the roaster, can be quite noisy.

I applaud their idea for this 3 in 1 coffee machine. However, I’m not sure it’s practical.


  1. This is a classic device for someone more enamored with Willy Wonka than they are with the practice of home roasting and making good coffee.

  2. I got a idea! I’ll put mine next to my stove vent to be double safe. Who’s knows though. The verdict is still out. If they can pull convenient and quality it’ll be like no other.

  3. If anyone is interested in Kickstarter funded games and other cool products funded there do check out the Forevergeek Kickstarter store

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