Designed by Danish coffee-machine-maker Scanomat, the Top Brewer consists of a tap that can simultaneously dispense up to three types of liquid (such as coffee and cream), which runs down to an aluminum-bodied brew unit, that is enclosed inside the Top Brewer cabinet. You’d just shuffle into the kitchen in the morning, and grab a cappuccino in the same way that you’d usually get a glass of water from the tap in the sink – that said, it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to put your mouth right up to the coffee tap. Unlike traditional coffee-makers, which draw power continuously to keep the coffee hot, the Top Brewer shuts off completely when not serving up Java.
The system is additionally capable of making steamed foam milk, in the tip of the tap, which it automatically adds to drinks when applicable. Users can wirelessly stipulate the type of drink they want (along with its parameters, such as temperature, cream and sugar content, etc.) using a custom app on their iPhone. When a user wants a cup, it can go from being cold and inactive to brewing that cup within 45 seconds. Non-coffee-drinkers can get hot chocolate or chilled water, milk, or juice from the Top Brewer, if the required optional extra systems are purchased. The system also performs an overall self-clean once a day, along with flushing its milk lines after each use.