On our Food Tech Show podcast this week, The Spoon’s editorial gang talked about all the drink robots we saw this year at CES. One that definitely stood out for all of us was World Matcha’s Cuzen Matcha maker.
Yes, the Cuzen will grind matcha leaves and stir it for you. That in and of itself is cool. But the design of the machine is . . . stunning. Rather than a bulky black or silver box, the Cuzen is more like sculpture, with a slim footprint, bold shapes and use of negative space. It even has a whisk that mimics the traditional bamboo ones used to mix your matcha. It’s a device you’d want to make space for on your kitchen counter.
Oh. And the resulting matcha is tasty too.
The Cuzen Matcha isn’t cheap. Pre-orders are going for $290, which includes two sleeves of raw matcha leaves. But if you are a matcha fanatic. This might be worth the investment. World Matcha brought its matcha machine to our recent Food Tech Live show in Las Vegas, and I got the chance to speak with the company’s Founder and CEO, Eijiro Tsukada about the Cuzen and and to see it in action. Matcheck it out!