" Coffee maker that can be ground from beans " released by MUJI on February 16th. Due to the response from TV programs, it is currently out of stock.
The biggest feature is that it is equipped with a mill that can extract from the state of coffee beans as the product name suggests. Recently, you can buy freshly ground coffee at convenience stores, but it would be attractive if you could drink it at home. The author, who was just looking for a coffee machine, was fortunate to get it on the release date, so I will introduce the usability and taste.
Calculated designThe size is W14.5 x D28.5 x H34.5 cm, which is quite compact. It has a structure to put beans from the top, and when placing it on the shelf, a certain amount of room is required at the top. The dripper part and the water heater can be slid sideways to remove them, so leave space on both sides.
Accessories include a special glass pot, paper filter (5 sheets), measuring cup, and cleaning brush. Don't forget that you will need 3 AAA batteries separately.
Drip in about 8 minutesAfter setting the weighed beans, paper filter, and water, specify the amount and method on the front panel and start extraction. It seems that a flat cutter mill that grinds beans to a certain size is adopted, and it seems that the grinding time is considerably longer than coffee at convenience stores. You can specify how much beans are ground in 5 steps to suit your taste.
The maximum amount that can be extracted at one time is 3 cups (about 450 ml). Is it small for this size feeling? It is also possible to "extract from powder" or "use only the mill".
After making a crushing sound, coffee is completed in a total of about 8 minutes. The sound of the mill is close to that of the shredder, and it has a certain volume.
There is no sound to signal the completion of the extraction, but you can tell by the lighting of the panel and the aroma of coffee filled in the room. Let's fully enjoy the mellow aroma unique to freshly ground.
Reproduce professional hand dripLooking at the freshly extracted powder, it is swelling greatly. I used to brew with hand drip, but when I saw this, I felt like "I'll leave it to you!".
By the way, I used freshly roasted beans that floated on the machine this time, but I was very satisfied with the gorgeous aroma and the clear taste without any unpleasant taste. Even if you buy good beans, you will be sad if you do not brew them well, but you can enjoy them with the taste of a specialty store.
Timer is convenientAnother useful function is the timer. Coffee will be brewed automatically at the set time.
However, as mentioned above, the sound of the mill echoes, so if you are sleeping in the next room, it is recommended to set it at the wake-up time or extract it from the powder. On the contrary, it may be a substitute for an alarm clock.
How to care?Like a typical coffee maker, the pot and dripper need to be washed every time. The mill can also be easily removed, so clean it with a special brush.
Not only can you easily enjoy the authentic taste at home, but the happiness of entering a room filled with the aroma of coffee every morning is unique to this product. I was surprised at the sound of the mill when I first started using it, but since it is not an unpleasant sound, I don't care about "Oh, I'm doing it" (* It's just my opinion). Please consider it in the light of your environment. I wanted to drink and compare various beans, so I bought more beans immediately ...