You don't need to be a career barista to operate one, either. Employing what's most comparable to a slow or cold brewing method, they're each equipped with a water reservoir up top that drips down through a set of meticulously calibrated valves and a series of filters, until eventually reaching your cup at the bottom. It would be hard not to genuinely savor a beverage that's gone on a such a journey, just for you.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. Don't mess with him before his morning coffee, or after too many subsequent cups in the afternoon.