I don't know about you, but for me, a workday without coffee is like a cross-country trip without an RV. It just isn't the same. So when I spotted this cool coffee gadget on Gizmodo, I got excited.
The very neat Kahva coffee maker by Lina Fischer starts with the water on the bottom and ends with hot, brewed coffee...on the bottom. That's right -- this machine ditches the drip.
Taking its looks from the unlikely marriage of a Kenmore PRO Kitchen and a lava lamp, the Kahva works by heating the water in the bottom tank, using air pressure to force it to flow upward into the brewing unit on top. Once the coffee's ready to go, taking it off the heat allows the new brew to filter down into the tank you started with. How's that for physics?
Of course, there's no guarantee that this brewing style will taste any better than standard, one-way coffee. But making a cup of coffee that looks this good is bound to go down easier. No details on pricing or availability, but here are more vacuum-style coffee makers that, um, suck.