Ratio Eight Edition Coffee Makers: Brewing Meets Beauty

In the world of coffee, “pour-over” coffee is the big thing at present. Burgeoning home Baristas have been buying up pour-over coffee makers, machines and accessories like mad. I’ve been waiting for Poppy Home’s pour-over coffee machine  for years ever since I caught a glimpse of it in 2015, but it has yet to make it to market. In the meantime, an equally beautiful option has emerged.

Ratio Eight Edition Coffee Makers

The pour-over coffee trend. Bodum has one. Cuisinart  and Kitchen Aid  have them and Osaka makes many.

The design is great-looking from every angle.

Although technically not a pour-over, the Ratio Eight Coffee maker is designed for perfect partial batch brewing from 16 to 40 ounces, with a variable brewing algorithm to precisely mimic hand-made pour over coffee. It’s pricey, but it’s downright good-looking for a kitchen appliance – whether it’s the original Ratio Eight in Oyster white ($495) or the Ratio Eight Editions with custom metallic finishes like the Silver ($515).

The four options

Designed in Portland, Oregon, every Ratio machine is meticulously assembled by hand. While common appliances often have a built-in obsolescence and a life span of maybe 2-3 years, Ratio is designed to last.

Engineered For Extraordinary Coffee

Ratio is smarter than your average coffee maker. Beneath the exterior is precise brewing science, automated. Ratio is equipped with a powerful heating element. Where lesser machines struggle to maintain the optimum temperature – brewing either too hot or too cold – Ratio delivers water at or near a temperature of 200°.

Shown with thermal carafe and porcelain filter, available separately

Gathering feedback from champion baristas and their customer base Ratio has developed a machine that emulates a manual pour-over, fine-tuned to provide a sweet cup that lacks bitterness.

Hot water poured over fresh roasted coffee causes a bubbly interaction called a “bloom.” The control board of Ratio applies a bloom cycle that allows the bloom to settle down before delivering the rest of the hot water. The result? More evenly extracted grounds and a more amazing cup of coffee.

Less Thinking And Better Drinking
Sometimes you just want a great cup of coffee without having to think about time, temperature, and other variables. We agree, which is why Ratio has just one button and no complicated programming.

The subtle white lights on the front of the machine will tell you what’s happening with the brew cycle, but you probably have better things to do like catch up on your morning read. Ratio won’t mind at all.

Whether a 40-ounce carafe for the party or a 16-ounce cup for the road, both should be equally easy and delicious. That’s why we designed Ratio to automatically determine the amount of water you’ve added to the tank and adjust the brewing time accordingly.

You shouldn’t have to be a trained barista to make great coffee, and you shouldn’t have to be an engineer to clean your coffee maker. After brewing, simply rinse out the sturdy glass carafe with hot water, discard or compost the used paper filter, and you’re done. For deeper cleaning every other week or so, Ratio cleaning detergent will keep the water tank and carafe sparkling clean.

Ratio Edition Line

photo by @briangarland

While the Ratio Eight features a powder coated top and base, with premium hardwood accents and a polycarbonate water tank – the Edition steps up the materials list substantially. With liquid paint, hand selected, figured hardwoods and a hand-blown borosilicate glass tank, each Edition is a one-of-a-kind piece of equipment – backed by a 5 year warranty. Assembled by hand in Portland, Oregon, the Edition highlights the work of the artisans and designers who helped create it.

Satin Metallic Coating
The body of the Edition is finished with a custom liquid paint with metallic flake. The luxurious sheen emphasizes the delicate curves and forms of Ratio. Available in Dark Cobalt, Champagne Nickel, or Bright Silver.

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Wood Accents
The wood accents in the Edition are locally sourced, figured hardwoods. Each piece is hand crafted by an artisan, local woodworker. Available in rich walnut and beautifully textured maple.

• Brews up to 40oz. (eight 5oz. cups)
• 5-year warranty
• Powerful 1600 watt/110 volt heating element
• Dimensions: 13.5″ deep x 9″ wide x 14″ tall
• Cantilevered top and base made with satin metallic ceramic finish
• Laboratory grade borosilicate glass water tank, supply lines, and carafe
• Carafe holds Chemex paper filters or Able Kone stainless steel filter
• Each unit hand assembled in Portland, Oregon of custom American and imported components.

In addition to the coffee makers, they sell replacement glass carafes, thermal carafes and thermal carafes with porcelain drippers.

Ratio Thermal Carafes

Ratio Coffeemakers are available online here or here

all images and information courtesy of Ratio Coffee

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