The Spoon has been covering The Spinn saga basically since we founded the publication back in 2016. The high-tech crowdfunded coffee machine that uses centrigual force to extract coffee is, after all, three years overdue. Early backers of the product (including Spoon Founder Mike Wolf) are understandably… concerned that they would ever get theirs. But we have good news!
Spinn was at our Food Tech Live event in Las Vegas last week, bearing good news! Spinn Founder and CEO Roderick de Rode said the first Spinn units are shipping now in California. He also said there’s a “huge backlog” of orders, so those in other states will need to stay patient.
In this video interview de Rode explains a bit more about how the hardware works, but also outlines how Spinn is a coffee marketplace. The company has 462 partner coffee roasters selling their coffee on Spinn’s platform. Once you get a bag of beans, scan it with the Spinn app to bring up recipes for that roast and send them to the machine, which adjusts its extraction accordingly.
Whether or not you backed the Spinn, you should watch the full video to see one of the more unique coffee makers that are (finally) hitting the market.