Short of an IV, could there be a more efficient caffeine delivery system than the TopBrewer? Besides its stealth appearance [with the bean grinder, milk container, and other mechanicals under the counter, it could easily pass for a kitchen faucet—to my eye, at least], I'm happy to see the wall space normally occupied by built-in models liberated. Its performance is on a par with its design, too: Bluetooth-enabled, you can order a carafe of coffee, a single cappuccino, et cetera from your iPad or iPhone.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.