The next-generation Kettlebell machine is designed to make a cup of coffee every morning with minimal ingredients and cost less than $500.
But a Kentucky coffee-making expert has warned that it is also more expensive than the existing model.
Coffee Maker is designed by Kentucky tech firm Kettle Bell.
The device, which is already in the field, is designed for small businesses, but it can produce coffee with up to eight cups.
“We’re using it to make coffee that is more efficient and less expensive than what people are paying for traditional coffee machines,” said Joe Noyes, the owner of the Kentucky coffee shop Coffee Maker Coffee, which has a third of its staff in the state.
Noyes said Kettle-Bell’s latest machine could be the first to produce a cup at home in the United States, a significant advance over previous versions of the machine.
The company’s new KettleBell will produce up to 80 cups per day.
Kettle-Balls and other gadgets are designed to be as easy to operate as a microwave.
One of the machines, for instance, can fold itself into a cup and then open and close in seconds.
Its other functions include opening and closing a cup with a tap of a finger, using it as a coffee maker, and mixing coffee and sugar with water for easy mixing.
A machine that can produce a whole cup of beans every morning is a major advancement for the coffee industry.
In March, a $1.9 million investment by the Washington-based private equity firm TPG Capital in Kentucky’s coffee-growing industry attracted attention to the new machine.
The machine is the brainchild of Noyers, who has previously designed and sold machines to big coffee companies such as Starbucks, which uses it for brewing coffee.
Kettlebell is also working on a coffee-processing machine that could make coffee in seconds, according to a company blog.
Despite the advances, coffee companies in Kentucky are skeptical about the KettleBelts effectiveness.
Kettl Group, a coffee and beverage company, said its own Kettle Belts can produce about 40 cups of coffee per day, but Noyies says it is less efficient than the Kettl machines and more expensive.
As of the beginning of 2019, Kentucky’s statewide average price of coffee rose to $2.84 per cup, up from $2 per cup in 2015.