CHICAGO – KitchenAid has raised the humble coffee maker to another level with a new countertop model that automatically delivers the nuanced flavors normally associated with the more labor intensive manual pour over method.
The new KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer, scheduled for availability this summer, features automatic pour over brew technology that staggers water flow to fully optimize flavor extraction
“Manual, pour over style coffee making is a process that is becoming increasingly popular among coffee aficionados, and for a good reason,” says Beth Robinson, senior brand experience manager for KitchenAid.
“Our new coffee maker automatically simulates that method to extract even the most subtle flavors that make for a properly brewed cup of coffee.”
Rather than heating the water from the tank in increments as standard coffee makers do, the Pour Over Coffee Brewer features an advanced system that heats all of the water in the tank to 200 degrees prior to releasing it into the brew basket.
A timed release of the water evenly saturates the grounds, while a thoughtfully located water tank close to the brew basket minimizes heat loss.
By intermittently pouring and pausing the water flow over the coffee grounds, just as a trained barista would, this new model extracts flavors at a more finely calibrated pace than traditional coffee makers. “Having the water at the right temperature and allowing coffee grounds to bloom and become preinfused or saturated before brewing, mimics the manual pour over process that results in such a flavorful cup of coffee,” says Robinson.
Additional features on the new model that coffee lovers will appreciate include the option of a medium or dark roast setting, which adjusts the brewing temperature slightly higher or lower to get desired results.
A cup selector allows for a specific number of cups to be brewed conveniently, reserving the remaining water in the tank for future use, and an easy to read digital display includes Heating, Pouring, Steeping and Enjoy indicators to bring the brewing process to life.
Scheduled to be available this August, the new KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer will be available in Contour Silver, Empire Red and Onyx Black at a suggested retail price of $229.99.