Gather enough funky-looking kitchen gadgets from the likes of Indiegogo and Kickstarter and it becomes increasingly difficult to convince friends that you’re not a) attempting to convert lead into gold or b) cooking meth. I can’t say which side of this alchemical fence the Atmos cold-drip coffee maker falls on, but I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt because I’m addicted to meth. I mean cold brew.
Created in Australia, the Atmos’ stainless steel, borosilicate glass construction promises a delicious “café-grade cold drip coffee” via a “unique filtering process”.
According to the Indiegogo page, the design produces better flavours hidden by other methods, such as immersion brewing.
It’s not a complicated gadget, as the instructions below show.
Fully-loaded, the Atmos should deliver five shots of cold drip overnight, which you can enjoy in an iced coffee, latte or straight up, depending on your caffeine needs.
Unfortunately for the Atmos, the price is not the most appealing. At $US120 ($160) for the cheapest tier, plus another $US15 ($20) for shipping, it’s not the most affordable cold drip system out there.
Heck, you can get a decent drop using IKEA’s massive UPPHETTA, which is mere $9. That said, if your budget for coffee makers tops out at $10, you’re probably not the target market for the Atmos.