A High-Tech Coffee Brewer With a Price to Match

Clover, a small Seattle company, makes a new kind of high-tech coffee brewer. The handcrafted, single-cup brewer costs $11,000. It's aimed at the super-specialty coffee shop owner — the kind of person who brews extra-rare gourmet beans and charges $6 a cup.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Our last word in business goes forward to Seattle and the world of coffee once again. The word is not Starbucks but Clover, which is the name of a small Seattle company that has crafted a new kind of high-tech coffee brewer. If you thought Starbucks is pricey, wait until you've tried the joe flowing out of this machine. It's a handcrafted single-cup brewer which costs $11,000 - not aimed at the average consumer but rather at the super-specialty coffee shop owner, the kind of person who brews extra rare gourmet beans and charges people $6 a cup to drink it, which might help pay for the machine and which also makes Starbucks seem cheap.

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