The most beautiful coffee maker ever created. Hands down.
The Ratio Eight, a coffee maker made from die cast aluminum, Oregon sourced walnut, glass and cork, is truly a work of art. But it's also a particularly advanced brewer that works to emulate the hand-pour Chemex brew that coffee enthusiasts have been a fan of for many years.
It works in three stages, starting with an initial wetting of the grounds to allow the coffee to "bloom". Next, it will uniformly shower the grounds with water heated precisely to 200 degrees, regardless of the level in the tank. When completed, a soft white LED will notify you that your coffee is ready to drink.
Yes, this is just a fancy way to brew a Chemex. For some, its beauty will justify the cost alone. It's truly a functional beauty, too. Don't forget that.
The first run of 500 are sold out, but they are now taking pre-orders for an August ship date.