Silicon Valley Gives Coffee a Spinn
If you’re anything like me, some of your finest childhood memories came with your grandparents as you discussed young life at the kitchen table with the aromatic smell of Folgers percolating in the pot. I remember the smell like it was yesterday – a rich, unmistakably coffee-meets-tinny aroma that made me want to be old enough to partake in my grandparents’ morning ritual.
Needless to say, just like I’ve grown up, coffee, too, has grown up from its budget Maxwell House-and-Folgers-in-a-can days. Now it’s chain coffee shopping: Five-dollar cups with types of milk that didn’t even exist in my grandparents’ day. But what if we were to go back to the at-home brew? What if we were to be our own baristas?
Put simply, Spinn Coffee Maker & Coffee Marketplace wants that to happen. With the Spinn Coffee Maker, even those of us who don’t know a frap from a cap can brew up the perfect joe from a phone app – yes, in other words, from bed. The program is straightforward: Beans are delivered to the door, and then you can use your phone camera to scan the bag and program the precise brewing specs the roaster intended. Choose from pre-programmed recipes or customize your own brew settings, and the result is a great-tasting cappuccino, Americano, espresso, or regular joe. Spinn even works through Alexa. “Alexa, make me a frothy cappuccino” has a good ring to it, doesn’t it?
Worried about the environment? Zero-waste construction doesn't use filters or pods, and used grounds can go in the compost bin or in your garden. In other words, much better than the tin cans of generations before and no gas to take you to-and-fro to Starbucks.
I’ll still have very fond memories of Grandma and Grandpa and their very half-and-halfy and very sugary cups of Folgers, but there’s also something quite appealing about ordering up a cup of perfectly brewed coffee from bed. If Grandma and Grandpa were still around, I suspect they’d even give it their blessing.
The price for the Spinn Coffee Maker is $997, the deluxe model is $1,049. Both can be ordered on Amazon or on the Spinn site here.