The Morning Machine, a new coffee capsule machine from Singapore, is causing a stir among techies and coffee lovers alike.
The machine, designed by two pioneers of Asia’s speciality coffee movement – Leon Foo, founder of PPP Coffee in Singapore, and Andre Chanco, co-founder of Yardstick Coffee in the Philippines – is packed with so many features and in-built devices that you’ll wonder how you ever thought coffee was as simple as granules and water.
Consider the PID (proportional integral derivative) temperature controls on the machine. Coffee specialists would know that a higher brewing temperature produces a bitterer flavour, while a lower temperature produces more acidity.
While the ideal temperature for a regular espresso is between 90 and 96 degrees Celsius, most capsule coffee makers on the market only go up to 86 degrees Celsius. The Morning Machine’s PID temperature controls, on the other hand, allow you to brew anywhere from 65 to 98°C, allowing you to make the perfect cup of coffee to suit your preferences.
A pressure profiler that regulates the pressure of the water for varied tastes, as well as a built-in scale that guarantees the precise ratio of espresso to cream, are among the many meticulous features. When the water is excessively mineral-rich, a built-in water metre warns you, and an automatic cleaning cycle performs the work for you.
The machine also includes built-in Wi-Fi, allowing it to connect to an app that has recipes created by partner roasters to reproduce café-quality coffee.
Morning Machines has ten default recipes, including its flagship espresso, Bloom & Brew; long coffees; filter brews; and even a ‘Kyoto Style Slow Drip.’ Those who find all of these features a little overwhelming can simply brew Morning Machines ten default recipes, such as ‘Bloom & Brew,’ its flagship espresso; long coffees; filter brews; and even a ‘Kyoto Style Slow Drip.’