Pour over coffee brewing and other manual coffee preparation methods gained more and more adepts and popularity. The reason is the great degree of control over all the preparation steps. We have a couple of news reports on pour-over were we praise the barista skills and the dedication they put into their training. This new coffee making device is meant to replace the learning curve, and produce a manual drip that is better than the cup from the local coffee shop. Is the GEESAA going to replace baristas? We’ll see…
The home automatic coffeemaker has come a long from the days of the Mr. Coffee. No longer just satisfied with letting a machine do much of the morning time heavy lifting, consumers are seeking a product that delivers a cafe-quality product in an easily repeatable fashion. The biggest breakthrough on that front in the past decade or so has been the automatic machine that brews coffee at specialty coffee-approved water temperatures, and there have been quite a few entries into that space (we even featured a brand new one last week).
Even with a glut of products on the market, little headway has been made in the way of brew customization in a home machine. Until now, that is. Known as GEESAA, the new automatic pour-over device gives the user complete control over how their coffee is brewed—water temperature, pour speed, even where the water is poured in the brew bed—and it’s on Kickstarter now.
Created by Taiwanese coffee professionals with a combined 40+ years experience, GEESAA is the product of three years of research and development. Using a placement-adjustable spout and a turntable-like base to rotate the carafe and brewing device, GEESAA mimics the motion of hand-poured coffee to bring the cafe experience to the home. But what really sets GEESAA apart from other automatic brewing devices currently on the market is how customizable it is. Using the smartphone app, GEESAA users can select a water temperature between 75 and 96 C (167-204.8 F), a flow rate between one and eight cc/sec, where on the brew bed the water is poured, how many phases the water is poured in, and the time intervals between those phases up to 120 seconds.
With a little over four weeks left on the Kickstarter campaign, GEESAA has already surpassed its $25,000 goal, but there are many deep discounts still available for would-be backers. Set to retail at $1,000 USD, the campaign has a few Super Early Bird deals priced at $599. After that, the Early Bird pricing will take effect at $699. GEESAA comes in both 110v and 220v power, and according to the Kickstarter backers can expect to receive their rewards in October 2019.
If you want to start brewing pour over, the safest route is Chemex. I wrote this Chemex review where I lay down my views on this popular coffee dripper. If you need to brush off your technique, or you need some more information, this tutorial on Pour-over Coffee is one of the best.