Coffee fans always appreciate a nicely brewed cup of coffee. Some models such as the Immerset promise a rewarding coffee experience, and they are now being joined by a new design called Invergo. The folks behind it are targeting the consumer market with a pour-over machine that improves extraction and saturation.
Invergo’s main novelty is how the ground coffee is treated and extracted. It features a patent-pending technology called Autospout, which ensures the coffee is evenly saturated. This is thanks to a pouring system that consists of a single stream of water that comes down in a rolling, circular pattern. This reportedly prevents the coffee from turning out bitter.
Another aspect of coffee-making that is key to arriving at a tastier result is the temperature of the water. Invergo uses a computer-controlled sensor that ensures the water temperature remains stable throughout the brewing cycle.
Coffee lovers also appreciate a cup that is well balanced with a good body so the composition of the drink needs to be right. Therefore, Invergo uses the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Gold Cup ratio. According to the organization, this means the coffee brewing formula is 92 to 120 g of coffee per 1.9L of water.
For those who like their coffee cold are catered for with the cold brew function. Heating is turned off and the unit dispenses small doses of water over a long period of time.
Among the smart features the machines offer are the possibility of storing user settings so they can replicate a perfect cup, and programming the coffee maker, which should save time in the morning.
Invergo is compatible with a range of pour-over units, including models such as the Chemex and Hario V60s. The design has been made flexible, so the drip tray can be removed to accommodate larger cups. In fact, the machine allows the user to make from a small cup of around 140 ml to a carafe holding 1.5 L.
The machine should be compatible with any kitchen size as it takes little space and the whole package includes a pour-over cone and a thermal carafe.
Invergo is currently fundraising on Kickstarter.