You can call it the world very first real Bean to Cup coffee machine or if preferred, Farmer to Consumer, but the new Bonaverde coffee maker showcases some innovative German engineering and design, and is the first coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews. Yes, it does roast raw, green beans right on your countertop. Basically, it is Tree to Cup coffee machine.
Founded by Hans Stier in Berlin, Bonaverde coffee machine roasts, grinds and brews at a single push of a button, delivering ready to drink, the freshest coffee possible in about 12 minutes. What is more, you know exactly where the beans come from, because you talk with the farmer who grows them.
Think about it, coffee is grown in some 70 countries and is one of the hottest commodities on New York Board of Trade. Estimated staggering 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day around the world. You buying coffee directly from a farmer in Brazil or Vietnam, may make things quite interesting from at least two sides.
Money wise, you will likely save a lot, going direct to the farmer via Skype, phone or email, while enriching a real producer, not a trader. And the green beans will be shipped to you in small bags, with no plastics, foils and such, making a positive environmental impact.
Bonaverde has been crowd sourcing design ideas on Jovoto. Also, by contributing funds on Kickstarter, you are helping to bring the concept to production. With certain amounts of money, you can get the machine and coffee …. scroll down to the Packages to see your options. If everything goes according to plan, and there are close to 100 machines running already, Bonaverde shall start shipping October 2014. We will do our best to provide more insights shortly.